As the IET welcomes in a new president, marking the start of a new session and the beginning of a whole new cycle of activity, we take a moment here to reflect on the past year, looking at a few of the highlights of another pivotal year at the IET…
Incoming president of the IET – Nigel Burton – describes his vision for the future of the science, engineering and technology sector. With a background in engineering you can do anything, he says. Words and photography by Nick Smith
Keri Allan catches up with electrical engineering, super-bike riding IET Fellow and expert witness Roger Smart
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RedR chief executive Martin McCann reports on the fundamental role modern communications technologies are increasingly playing in disaster response
A long-standing member of some 70 years, remembered here by Dr A Curzon FIET
The voice for science and engineering lives on in the UK through the re-creation of the Science and Technology Select Committee
The IET and previously the IEE engaged and continues to engage with the educational sector of the Scottish community. Ron McMurtrie describes how.
The Internet can be a confusing and frustrating place, with quality content either expensive or simply lost in a tangle of unreliable information. Use the IET Virtual Library to help you find a way through the minefield.
“Hard news is really hard. It sticks not in the craw but in the mind. It is almost physical in effect, causing fear, interest, laughter and shock.” Andrew Marr
Social networking is a growing platform that various IET communities and Local Networks (LNs) are using to extend their reach, promote their activities and raise their overall profile.
Kevin Burke, Schools Liaison Officer at the Lancashire and Cumbria Network, reports on the success of the IET’s Schools Liaison Officers conference
Where does an engineer’s responsibility end, when a project reaches its conclusion or is it a lifestyle issue? asks IET member Nick Hales
IET member Mohamed Hashim, a telecom engineer at Abu Dhabi-based oil company ZADCO, demystifies the PMI’s PMP process!
Tickets, please: we think of technology as providing instant solutions for every aspect of life. Take ticketing for example...
One of the most important things to IET members is becoming professionally registered. Check out one of the growing number of LN registration events for support.
IET Fellow Jolly Wong, past chairman of IET Hong Kong Local Network (LN) and chairman of the Far East Regional Network (FERN), describes a recent IET Hong Kong delegation visit to Sichuan Province, China, to help the rebuild after the 2008 Great Sichuan Earthquake
The IET is continuing to improve on its ‘one team’ approach that sees staff and members collaborating to create exciting, interactive areas at science fairs across the UK and beyond.
A recent Swindon Local Network event on the Bloodhound supersonic car hit headlines in the area and beyond thanks to a great partnership with the IET’s communications team.
Hugely proactive volunteer, young engineer Rhys Phillips has taken on a number of responsibilities within the South West Wales LN, created an engineering radio show and volunteer as a STEM ambassador.
In the far north of Cumbria, at the edge of Kielder Forest and between Hadrian's Wall and the Scottish Border, lies the largest RAF station in the UK.
The IET Solent Network has been working closely with the region’s three Academic Partners to build successful IET-on-campus teams.
“(Email) is just another way of being rejected by women”. That’s George’s opinion in the 1998 film You’ve got mail.
Two fantastic days were enjoyed by budding engineers at the Bloodhound SSC 1000mph Rocket Car event held at Staffordshire University, UK
With more than four billion people using mobile phones globally at the end of 2008 there is every temptation for our industry to sit back and say “job done”! But IET Trustee Dr Mike Short asks is it really a case of mission accomplished?
IET deputy president Dr Mike Short of O2 ponders our amazing interconnected-
Assistant archivist Sarah Hale investigates Michael Faraday’s fascination with the Victorian obsession of ‘table-turning’
As the ink is drying on a new MOU, the IET becomes the newest patron of disaster relief charity, RedR. Toby Gould, RedR’s membership and technical support manager, reflects on how technology can aid disaster relief.
Each year for the past five years, the IET has carried out a skills survey. This year’s survey reveals clear areas for concern, reports IET principal policy advisor Hugo Donaldson
TPN/LN communities: the benefits of working together
Recently appointed as the IET’s Armed Forces Development Manager, Tricia Johnson explains new initiatives for the military
Alice Delahunty, the IET's Young Woman Engineer 2007, presents the latest news on IET activities in this new monthly video.
Success at Meetings & Incentive Travel Industry Awards.
Education programme update.
New IET award for BAE Systems employees.
Busy start to 2011 for team in Beijing.
Engineering the Future presents new report to UK Government.
IET hosts anniversary reception.
Important updates are on the horizon for the IET brand.
Memorandum of Understanding signed.
The year in review.