My name is Rachel Beel and I graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering in 2020 from Glasgow Caledonian University. My current role is Graduate Design Engineer at Peak Scientific in Glasgow, where I have been working for the last 18 months. We are a gas generation leader in the manufacture and support of labratory grade gas generators, used for applications including LC-MS and GS. During my time at Peak Scientific so far I have mostly been involved in maintaining parts and BOMs in our MRP system, progressing design changes, updating and creating CAD models and drawings as well as taking on new projects. The current project I am working on has allowed me to explore design alternatives and changes within a system to reduce costs, human error and the likelihood of failure through reducing leak points to maintain pressure and a stable, high purity nitrogen gas supply. I was one of the Hammerman Student Award winners in 2020 after completing a poster and presentation on The Collaboration Between Industry and Academia, where I discussed how my engineering placement led to me choosing my final thesis topic.