Committee

Mel PacePresident

Hi, I’m Mel and I’m in the 2nd year of my MEng in Mechanical Engineering. I personally stumbled onto the path to becoming an engineer when my sixth form principal suggested that I take part in the engineering extracurricular program there. Although I’d always been fascinated by space travel and other feats of engineering, I didn’t realise what engineering really was. A lot of people in my area, even now, seem to think it’s just about “fixing things”. Luckily, I decided to give it a go anyway, took part in a nuclear research project
and fell in love with the field. If my college hadn’t offered me this opportunity, who knows when, or if, I would have considered engineering. So, when I heard about the work EVO Outreach does to challenge these preconceptions and inspire an interest in engineering in young people, I knew I wanted to be a part of it. I was
equally excited to learn that EVO Volunteering works to ‘engineer a difference’ in the community, first-hand, by helping people tackle engineering challenges as I wanted to become an engineer to make a difference somehow. I’m very proud to be EVO’s president this year and can’t wait to see what we can achieve!

Kashif SohailVice-President

Andrew LiuGeneral Secretary

Rutvik PerepaTreasurer

Hello I am Rutvik currently in 3rd year of Mechanical Engineering. I joined EVO as I wanted to get involved in volunteering that was aligned to my academic interests so it was a natural fit in that regards. I also really wanted to promote STEM and deliver/design/facilitate Engineering activities that made me go Cool as a kid, I do believe every student in school deserves to go at what Engineering stands for and go Wow this is what I want to do, and is why EVO was and is the best fit for me. I am currently the Treasurer in EVO which means I’m in charge of all things financial, and expansions for further funding. In a way I want to be able to contribute to make this society a lot bigger and self sustaining to future handovers

Pauline BlumOutreach

Taimur PuriOutreach

Name: Taimur Puri
Course: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering with Management
Year: 3 rd Year

For me, being a part of EVO is all about staying in touch with my curiosity and creativity for science,
while being part of a community. It also allows me to connect with and understand different
perspectives in order to work as a team while reinforcing engineering principles. I look forward to
working on the challenging projects with the new and returning students this year.

Joe HoggOutreach

My name is Joe and I’m in my third year of an MEng in Mechanical Engineering. I’ve been promoting
engineering since 2017 when I became a STEM Ambassador during my Year in Industry. Running
events for different ages is a great chance to show off the fantastic and varied things you can do
with engineering, as well as getting a chance to meet new people. I joined EVO to be a part of the
engineering community in Manchester and to encourage more people to engage with engineering as
a career.

Mustajab MalikVolunteering

Name: Mustajab Ahmed Malik
Course: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
Year: 3 rd Year

As Engineers we learn to solve complex problems, and then expect to get paid for it. To be fair, that’s usually what happens when you graduate into a role at an organization, however EVO is an opportunity for me to do perhaps the only ‘pro bono’ work I will ever get the chance of doing. Projects where I can use the skills and experiences gained to give back to the society is what I am really looking forward to. I am also excited to work with new and returning students who can bring a fresh perspective to the table.