engineering careers  Engineering Talks – Ruth Amos on The Problem, How I Solved It, and Where it Has Taken Me
engineering careers  Engineering Talks – Ruth Amos on The Problem, How I Solved It, and Where it Has Taken Me

How does a GCSE project turn into a design company with international reach? Touching on the themes of young ambition, fear, common sense, education and entrepreneurship, Ruth recounts the extraordinary adventure that taking the leap to build her own start-up took her on.

As a keen, challenge-hungry GCSE pupil, Ruth Amos asked her Design & Technology teacher for a real problem to solve, rather than designing a jewellery box like all the other girls in her class. The product she designed, StairSteady, was so successful that it led her to win Young Engineer for Britain in 2006 and is now sold internationally.


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