ICE Scotland’s STEM Ambassador of the Year announced

Rebecca Innes

REBECCA Innes has been named the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Scotland’s STEM Ambassador of the Year 2023 for her role in helping to inspire the next generation of civil engineers.

Rebecca, who works for Jacobs in Inverness, has devised a number of workshops for local primary and secondary schools, particularly for pupils who have Additional Support Needs, on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Rebecca, who is now on the shortlist for the UK Award, said, “Working as a STEM Ambassador is a part of my job I absolutely love and give my all – so being given this award is amazing and a great privilege. Working with the pupils continues to inspire me to develop new ideas.  And so the list of activities just grows and grows.”

ICE Scotland chair Donald Bell, who was on the judging panel, added, “Rebecca has done a fantastic job in sharing her civil engineering knowledge with young people, showing real passion and imagination. All our STEM Ambassadors are a credit to the profession, helping young people to understand the value civil engineers bring to our communities.”

Judges’ Commendation was given to Kevin Smith, area manager and chartered engineer with Waterman Aspen. Kevin said, “When I undertake STEM activities – inspiring the next wave of young engineers into the civil engineering profession is at the heart of what I do. My aim is to encourage, nurture, inspire and educate – hopefully myth busting as I go.”