The award is normally awarded to an individual or small team (of no more than five) based in the UK that has supported the Academy's aims and work through their initiative in promoting engineering to the public.

Please read below for information regarding our Rooke Award winners 2014-2016. 



Professor Danielle George MBE

Professor Danielle George has won the Rooke Award for her public promotion of engineering, including via a citizens’ engineering project encouraging school groups and individuals to build a robot to play as part of a touring orchestra.

Rooke Award 2016 - news release


Hugh Hunt

Cambridge University Reader in Mechanical Engineering

Awarded for his outstanding contribution to the public promotion of engineering, through a wide and varied range of activities through direct education, television and radio. Dr Hunt has long been a stalwart of the Cambridge undergraduate engineering teaching programme, as well as a regular contributor to the university's popular science lectures.

Rooke Award 2015 - news release


Dr Diane Crann

Clothworkers' Fellow in Mathematics and Mathematics Fellow, Royal Institution

Awarded for her pivotal role in setting up a programme of Engineering Masterclasses at the Royal Institution. The aim of these hands-on sessions is to open the eyes of young people tot he excitement and value of engineering, and the diverse range of careers it can offer, by encouraging them to think creatively about solving real-life problems.

Rooke Award 2014 - news release