This STEMNET resource introduces Liza Brooks who is a mechanical engineer and in the third year of her engineering degree at Cranfield University. She describes her role as a technical director and a co-founder of True Snowboards in Wiltshire.
Liza uses her engineering skills to analyse the performance characteristics of different snowboards, and develops new materials for them. She then has the fun of testing them out on the slopes at Morzine in the French Alps.
“I love my job”, says Liza, “because of the variety. One day I can be in the laboratory testing materials for a new board, and the next day I’ll be out testing it on the slopes to see if all my work has paid off.”
Liza is pictured testing one of her True Deviant snowboards in Sevenoaks in Kent.
Photograph by Richard Cannon and provided by STEMNET.
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