MATT MCDONALD - President
Matt is in his 4th year of the EME degree at Strathclyde and this year takes on the role of EME Society President.
He is also the 2017 sponsorship coordinator for the annual Strathclyde Gala Networking Dinner. Matt has previously undergone two summer placements with Sweco consultancy in Edinburgh. The role included supporting the delivery of a wide variety of projects within a multidisciplinary team for several key clients covering a range of activities from project feasibility through to detailed design, construction support for energy installations, sustainability investigations and carbon accounting for large construction projects.
He is a keen runner, cyclist and holds a British Cycling Trail Cycle Leader qualification. He is part of the Strathclyde cycling club and IET on Campus network.
CAMERON SCOTT - VICE PRESIDENT
Cameron is currently in his 4th year of his Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde. He holds an IET Power Academy Scholarship with Western Power Distribution and has completed two summer placements working in Project Management and Power Systems Design. Cameron is also an active STEM, IMechE and SSC Bloodhound ambassador, running events in remote areas of Scotland to encourage the pursuit of further education in all engineering disciplines.
Ashleigh Mcintyre - treasurer
Ashleigh is currently in her 5th and final year of EME at Strathclyde. Throughout her years at university she has enrolled in various placements and workshop programmes in companies such as ExxonMobil, Rolls-Royce and ClydeUnion Pumps. She is a member of the Women in Engineering (WE) Society where she takes the role of representative for Mechanical Engineering. One of the WE Society goals is to encourage female students and school leavers to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) courses at Strathclyde with the aim of promoting diversity in these subjects. As a WE Society rep, it is Ashleigh’s job to get involved and help organise any society events and consider ways of promoting STEM subjects to female students. Ashleigh holds a dance leadership certificate and outside of university, she teaches dance to children at a local dance school. This year as part of the EME Society, Ashleigh takes the role of Society Treasurer.
SUSIE LITTLE - 5th year representative
Vlad is in his 5th year of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering with International study at the University of Strathclyde. He spent his 4th year at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore where he managed to complete some great engineering classes as well as travelling South East Asia.
Vlad has undertaken two summer placements with Costain and one with National Grid working in power transmission and distribution sector. He will continue working in this sector after graduation as he really enjoyed his summer placements.
Outside of university, Vlad loves to play basketball and tennis.
CALLUM HENDERSON - 4th Year Representative
Ross is currently in his fourth year of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at Strathclyde and is a new member to the society for this year.
Throughout the past four summer breaks Ross has been an engineering intern for Petroineos at their Finnart Ocean Terminal site and is keen to continue to work with them.
Outside of university and work Ross enjoys working on his fitness and is a member of the university mountaineering club.
NICOLE STRAIN - 3rd Year Representative
Nicole is in her 3rd year of EME at the University of Strathclyde and is the 3rd year representative for the society. She is an IET Power Academy scholar with SP Energy Networks. With this scholarship, she has had a beneficial summer placement, learning about the electricity network across central Scotland and working on cost reduction for the company. Nicole first became interested in engineering through her attendance at Strathclyde’s Scottish Space School, where she engaged in many relevant activities and experiences. Since this point, she has been keen to promote women in engineering, and is currently a member of the Strathclyde Interconnect society to pursue this. Outwith engineering, Nicole is the Social Secretary of the university’s Trampoline club, and spends many weekends travelling around the UK to compete with the team. In her role within the EME society, she has been helping out with various social events, and is planning the annual EME Ladies Lunch.
JACK FERRANS - 2nd year representative
Jack is starting his second year of studying Electrical and Mechanical engineering after finishing first year and his six years at Renfrew High School. He has recently completed 3 summers worth of work experience for Sky Sports at various Formula One race weekends. He worked in audio, radio frequency and technical departments in various countries for the company. He recently completed work in: Montreal-Canada, Spa-Belgium, Monza-Italy and Silverstone-England. He hopes to do well in his degree program and gain yet more work experience. This year he is applying for other forms of work experience to broaden his horizons.
Lisa Burns - 1st Year Representative
Lisa is in her first year of electrical and mechanical engineering course at Strathclyde and is a new member to the society for this year. Her passion for engineering started after being picked as one of the 10 students to visit NASA's Johnson Space Center in Texas after completing The Scottish Space School programme in 2016. This consisted of various tasks including working in a team to create a new product for the ISS, navigating a rover and building a rocket. One of the things she has enjoyed about university is the chance to broaden her horizons. She is already a part of many societies including Strathclyde motorsport team where she is currently attending tutoring sessions for new members which provides information on key aspects of design and maintenance including 3D modelling and finite element analysis. The team design, build, market and race a single-seater racing car as part of the global Formula Student initiative. She also plays the goal defence position in the universities netball team and is a member of the interconnect society which promotes woman in engineering. She has learned a lot about professional development and networking from the events they host. She is planning on taking an active role within the society for the upcoming year and is hoping to be awarded a scholarship this year.