Member News

Issue 31: 26 November 2012
Prof Andy Hopper, IET president 2012/13

Best of both worlds

Computer science innovator and main player in the Cambridge Cluster, the new IET president Andy Hopper doesn’t like to be stereotyped as either a theorist or a businessman. “I’m an academic and industrial president,” he tells Nick Smith

IET Honorary Fellow Dr Irwin Jacobs

Entrepreneur, innovator, philanthropist and newly appointed IET Honorary Fellow Dr Irwin Jacobs talks to Keri Allan about transforming people’s lives.

Students at the USE Efficiency London Summer School

From Learning Legacy to tomorrow’s engineers: the project turning students into the future champions of energy efficiency.

Devolved administrations graphic

IET principal policy advisor Graham Barber explores the IET’s policy activities in the UK’s devolved administrations.


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Member News covers the Institution's activities, featuring in-depth profiles and interviews with IET members, together with informative articles, news, opinion pieces, and event reports from the IET's global networks.

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Previous issues:  July 2012 (30), March 2012 (29)

Also in this issue

Present-day Savoy Place

From the Vaults  ET arr

Sarah Hale re-visits some of the stories that make the IET’s home at Savoy Place such a fascinating and significant building.

Alan Harding, president INCOSE

Gotta have a system!  ET arr

Alan Harding talks about the critical contribution that ’systems people’ make to today’s complex projects, and how a new partnership between the IET and INCOSE UK is helping more systems people achieve professional registration.

Ballot box

IET Council elections  ET arr

Help shape the future of the IET. With the forthcoming IET Council elections, whatever your age, location or level of experience, there is an opportunity for you to get involved and help lead the IET.

IET Taipei Interim Network

IET Taipei  ET arr

This summer saw the formation of the IET Taipei Interim Network.

Sector cubes graphic

IET Sectors: get involved!  ET arr

The success of IET Sector projects is as a direct result of the work of IET volunteers and members and their connections with industry. Join the team and get involved!