The Club was proud to welcome Tatiana Olivieri and Shweta Mehta as guests at the Club meeting on Monday 10 June – pictured here with Club President-Elect Denise Powell. They were both recipients of the Soroptimist International St Albans and District: Peggy Hodges Prize for the highest performing female student completing the second year of a full time MEng/BEng Engineering degree at the University of Hertfordshire in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Tatiana’s 1st Class Honours degree is in Digital Technology and she is now working for Astrium in Stevenage, gaining valuable experience before returning to Brazil. Tatiana remembers spending her prize money towards a new PC which she needed for her work.
Shweta’s 1st Class Honours degree is in Aerospace Engineering, She is now looking for work. She reported that she used her prize money to put towards her international tution fees.
Sadly the other 2 winners Peng Zhao (also 2011) and ChenChen Wu (2012) were unable to join us on the evening but we hope to catch up with them soon.
For more about the life of Peggy Hodges OBE please follow this link: www.sigbi.org/st-albans/about-our-club/members-of-note/peggy-hodges-obe-1921-2008/