First ever WES fellowship goes to Alison Hodge
19 September 2013
The first ever fellowship of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) – its highest grade of membership - has been awarded to IOP fellow Prof. Alison Hodge.
The new grade of WES fellow is for women who have made an outstanding contribution to the field of engineering or a related sector, the sustained encouragement of women in STEM, or service to WES.
Prof. Hodge, who received the MBE in 2002 for services to the IOP, is associate dean in Aston University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science. She trained as a research physicist and conducted research for the Ministry of Defence and Qinetiq before joining Aston in 2010.
WES said she was an “enthusiastic ambassador for women in science and engineering” who had been aware of the need to promote STEM skills to future generations since her student days. Prof. Hodge said she was thrilled and delighted by the appointment. “The presence of women in science and engineering is crucial for the future and I am proud to be a part of this new chapter in WES’s history,” she said.