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Issue 30: 18 July 2012
Sir John Armitt HonFIET, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority

Setting the stage for the greatest show on earth

IET Honorary Fellow Sir John Armitt is chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, charged with building the stage for the UK’s greatest sporting event. It’s all about building confidence, he says.

Tom Brady, GB canoeing athlete

Keri Allan caught up with Olympic boat designer Stuart Morris, whose research is helping to inform a new blueprint for the ultimate kayak design.

Members of CIBSE, BETNET and the IET join forces

Working hard to forge strong relationships, IET volunteers and staff have taken full advantage of the opportunities the Games offer to raise the profile of the IET and the contributions of engineers and technologists, reports Keri Allan.

Dr David James, senior lecturer, sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Throughout the history of sport, athletes have always used the very best technologies available in order to push the boundaries of performance, but where do you draw the line, and who draws it? asks Dr David James, senior lecturer, sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Cover of issue 30 Member News

About Member News magazine
Member News is a news magazine, and, alongside its website, covers the Institution's activities, aiming to make members feel part of the global IET community. This combined offering features in-depth profiles and interviews of IET members, whose work influences the IET and the wider community, together with informative feature articles, news stories, opinion pieces, and event write-ups from the IET's global networks.

Contributing to Member News
If you have material you think would be of interest, please contact the editor at membernews.editor@theiet.org. Contributions are invited in two categories:

  • Members in the news – up to 200 words detailing career moves, achievements etc.;
  • Community reports - up to 800 words comprising an event write-up or report from Local Networks, Technical and Professional Networks or other IET community.

Previous issues: 29 (March 2012), 28 (November 2011)

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From the vaults  ET arr

Sarah Hale describes how technology and sport have gone hand in hand to bring events like the Olympics to the homes of the masses.

Dr David James, senior lecturer, sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Engineering a sporting chance  ET arr

Throughout the history of sport, athletes have always used the very best technologies available in order to push the boundaries of performance, but where do you draw the line, and who draws it? asks Dr David James, senior lecturer, sports engineering at Sheffield Hallam University

Computing in schools: must try harder  ET arr

As many members, parents and students will be aware, the school’s curriculum for ICT has received much media attention for all the wrong reasons, EurIng Alan Berry and Stephanie Fernandes report on the IET’s role in redressing this deficiency

Sir John Armitt HonFIET, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority

Setting the stage for the greatest show on earth  ET arr

IET Honorary Fellow Sir John Armitt is chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, charged with building the stage for the UK’s greatest sporting event. It’s all about building confidence, he says.

Tom Brady, GB canoeing athlete

The river wild  ET arr

Keri Allan caught up with Olympic boat designer Stuart Morris, whose research is helping to inform a new blueprint for the ultimate kayak design.

Members of CIBSE, BETNET and the IET join forces

First off the starting blocks  ET arr

Working hard to forge strong relationships, IET volunteers and staff have taken full advantage of the opportunities the Games offer to raise the profile of the IET and the contributions of engineers and technologists, reports Keri Allan.

Godiva Awakes  ET arr

As part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, on 28 July a spectacular vision of Lady Godiva for the 21st century will awake and journey from Coventry to London to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

MyCommunity  ET arr

Connecting engineers, forming communities: Fiona Dew talks us through MyCommunity, the IET’s new online networking platform

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