Vanithashrree, who prefers to be called V, is a young and vibrant junior engineer working for the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation of Malaysia which is involved in the construction of a 3-line mass rapid transit system in the Greater Kuala Lumpur conurbation in Malaysia. V graduated from the University of Technology Malaysia with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical (Telecommunication). V is responsible for the build and design of the rolling stock (electric train) from the propulsion system design up to the decals on the train. She has undergone training on Electrical & Mechanical(E&M) systems in Erlangen, Germany under Siemens and will be further undergoing training on Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) in Austria. V is very passionate about being an engineer and she wants to make a mark in the engineering world as a lady engineer. She has been recently interviewed by one of Malaysia's national TV networks on her being a lady engineer and working for MRT Corp. She has also been featured in the newspapers and medias for the electric train mockup preview to public. At the young age of 25 she has achieved all this recognition and it can be said that she is a great engineer in the making.
The winners of the 2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "Students’ devotion to protecting endangered animals is always inspiring to me, and their doing so through engineering, which is about solving problems of people and society, is doubly so. Congratulations to the winners!" Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.