The 2020 Engineering Awards ceremony took place remotely on Thursday, October 1, 2020. As every year, it was an opportunity to celebrate female engineering and highlight the inspiring journeys of female and male engineering students. Ms. Danielle Pailler, Director of AUF Maghreb, presented the Maghreb Student Engineer Prize worth 1,000 euros to Yousra Boumyan of the National School of Applied Sciences in Tetouan.
Created in 2011 by the Conference of Directors of French Engineering Schools (Cdfi), Operation Ingénieuses aims to promote the orientation of young girls towards scientific and technological training and engineering careers. It is eager to awaken or strengthen within engineering schools a real mobilization around the fight against gender stereotypes and to act for greater diversity within engineering schools and companies. The Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, through AUF Western Europe, has been a partner of the operation since 2015.
Meanwhile, Yousra Boumyan is a mechatronic engineering student at ENSA Téetouan, she is a member of the board of the Mechatronics Club of her school, which offers to initiate students in the learning and application of robotics and technologies. With this club, she participated for five years in various competitions at the local and national levels. She has carried out numerous projects related to engineering during her career (design of a drone, a smart home, a prototype of an ADAS system, etc.). Finally, she is involved in the association “Future engineers” which aims to sensitize the population of rural areas, and in particular young children, to education for girls.