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Abigail Parker

Abigail Parker

Shortlisted Candidate for the Range Rover Evoque WISE Undergraduate Scholarship 2015

12 November 2015

Abigail Parker: Coventry University

It was in year nine that Abigail was struck by her true ambition in life. After being selected by WISE to attend a residential engineering course at RAF Cosford, she no longer wanted to be a hairdresser but aspired to be an engineer. Following an engineering apprenticeship, she is now studying Aerospace Technology at Coventry University. She says: “Without WISE I would have never believed that a girl could venture into such a male dominated industry. I would love to be a role model to younger girls and fight the misconception that engineering can only be a man’s career. How can our nation possibly be at the forefront of engineering innovation with such little diversity in the industry’s workforce? We cannot afford to lose anyone with the technical abilities to create a sustainable future, advance health care, build our cyber and physical infrastructure, and develop complex personal and national security systems.”

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