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Cornwall based graduate engineer scoops up top prize

WSP Graduate Engineer Jasmine Tombs, aged-24, has been named ICE Emerging Engineer of the Year 2017


Based in the Civil Bridge and Ground team in WSP’s Truro office she has been working on large scale infrastructure projects including the proposed A30 improvement between Carland Cross and Chiverton in Cornwall.

Jasmine secured her accolade after writing a paper and giving a 10 minute presentation on Hyperloop - a revolutionary new mode of transport.

She commented: “I am passionate about Hyperloop because I believe it is key to a more sustainable future. I think the judges were impressed not only by my knowledge on the subject but also my enthusiasm for civil engineering as a whole.”

Her passion for engineering stems from her childhood where she enjoyed playing with lego; then in school where maths and science were her favourite subjects.

Since then Jasmine has gone on to complete a Masters in Civil Engineering at Plymouth University and join WSP.

Commenting on her first year in industry she said: “Working for WSP has exceeded all my expectations, every day brings a new challenge. I think that we need to encourage more young women to continue STEM subjects as part of their further education.

“Presenting at the final of the Emerging Engineer Awards was the culmination of a lot of research and hard work and I am honoured to have won.”

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