3mE-alumnus Leah Sosa wins the Marina van Damme Grand

News - 14 June 2017

The Marina van Damme ceremony was very special this time. Because of the extra ordinary high level of nominees Marina van Damme decided to not give one Marina van Damme grant but two. Leah Sosa (alumnus 3mE/ Maritime Technology) and Jetty van Ginkel are the winners of the Marina van Damme grant 2017. Marina van Damme herself received the Kivi membership of honor.

Leah Sosa started her pitch with some inequality in the higher functions in the society, because there almost all filed by elder man. Leah really wants to change this society by being a role model for young women to follow your dream. Leah graduated at the TU Delft in Maritime technology, Ship Hydromechanics, she wants to develop management skills, from micro to macro. Leah has a plan without a plan and will start her study MBA in Paris with an open minded character and she will see where it brings her.

Jetty van Ginkel presented during her pitch the problem between reaches and realization. Scientists don’t know how to place products in to the market. Jetty wants to help scientists who have great product ideas and research background. Hereby she will follow a 3 year during training to become a technical transfer officer and get the RTTP status. Because both Jetty her parents work in the healthcare Jetty would love to bridges distance between university, business and citizen with a focus on the medical world.

KIVI Honorary Membership
After the awarding of the Marina van Damme Grant, Marina van Damme has received the Kivi membership of honor, from Jorlienne Brouwer in name of the headboard of KIVI. With honorary membership, KIVI rewards people who mean much to the technology in the Netherlands. Marina van Damme was speechless by receiving this special membership.

Dr.ir. Marina van Damme
Dr.ir. Marina van Damme (1953) is a Delft engineering graduate and the first female to gain a PhD at the University of Twente. She has had a distinguished career in science and industry. Marina van Damme wants to enable young female engineering graduates to develop and boost their job and career prospects.