Vitec Videocom hosted an event to inspire girls to make a career in engineering as part of National Women in Engineering Day yesterday.
The Bury St Edmunds company has mechanical, electronic, electrical and software engineers so invited girls from local schools for the day, which marked the 95th anniversary of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Karen Walker, Vitec’s robotics commercial manager and a WES member, said: “Over 30 students attended and were hopefully inspired by the interesting stories on how some of the team forged their careers in engineering and also what their roles are today in the field of engineering.”
After a factory tour the girls met the research and development team for a challenge to make the paper plane that flew the furthest. Felicity Tomkins of King Edward VI School won a mini tripod by Vitec sister firm Manfrotto,