EERI 2022 Outstanding Paper Awarded in San FranciscoApril 13, 2023
QuakeCoRE Seminar – 12 May 2023May 1, 2023
Congratulations to Annie Scott the 2023 recipient of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineeing (NZSEE) / Te Hiranga Rū QuakeCoRE Emerging Women Leaders in Earthquake Engineering Award.
Annie is a Structural Engineer at Jensen McArley & Associates in Auckland and has amassed a considerable amount of professional leadership early in her career. Annie was an organising committee member for the 2021 NZSEE before taking over at the helm as convenor for the 2022 conference, having to plan this twice, first as an in-person event, and then again as an online event. Annie was also part of the small team that organised the inaugural Advancing Women in Engineering and Construction (AWEC) Symposium in November last year, which brought together nearly 200 engineers from around Aotearoa to discuss challenges and opportunities to create a more inviting and inclusive work environment.
During Annie’s career at both Holmes and JMA, she has taken an active leadership role in organising co-curricular, volunteering and CPD events, including the Social Good team, organising events where staff were encouraged to volunteer their time or donate money.
Annie has worked as a structural engineering both here in New Zealand and for two years in the Netherlands. She has worked on projects including new builds and heritage retrofits, where she has included her passion for sustainability, leading to environmentally-awarded retrofit projects. She has undertaken design projects to design structures in timber, concrete and steel, and has been involved in many different projects, ranging from small office fitouts, to high-end private dwellings, to being one of the lead design and construction engineers for the retail component of the Commercial Bay development
For her leadership as a technical engineer, and for pioneering initiatives to support diversity, inclusion, and a more welcoming work environment for everyone, Annie is awarded the 2023 NZSEE/QuakeCoRE Emerging Women Leaders Award.
This award was decided by a judging panel that included both representative of NZSEE and QuakeCoRE.
Established in 2019, this award recognises younger women from engineering practice and/or academia for emerging leadership in the field of earthquake engineering. The award has a value of $10,000 and complimentary membership of NZSEE for a year. The intent of the award is to support increased participation of women in leadership roles in earthquake engineering, in practice or academia. Applicants should be in the developing or expanding stage of her career and will be judged on a combination of past accomplishments and future potential. It is expected the awardee will use the award to further her career goals in earthquake engineering.