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IET 150th anniversary countdown

We have a range of fun and creative activities planned for the year. From inspirational talks and workshops with young people to exhibitions, competition and unlikely collaborations; we’re reaching outside our engineering bubble and challenging outdated stereotypes and misconceptions about our industry.

We’ll also be running a global campaign, aiming to leave a legacy and create a movement that will inspire the next generation. Focusing on sustainable engineering, we’ll be showcasing difference makers around the world and the positive impact they’re having. We want to hear from everyone, whether an inventor working out of their shed, a social campaigner, or an academic institution or company making strides in developing new technologies. Get in touch if you have a story you think we should feature.

IET Deputy President, Professor Danielle George, shares some more details in a short video update.

We launched a Global Volunteer Engagement Fund as part of these anniversary celebrations, providing our networks across the world with the opportunity to bring special, celebratory events and activities to their regions.

The winning applications focus on sustainability or celebrate our anniversary, uncover or promote creative engineering solutions, and reach unexpected audiences in unexpected ways – whether through delivering something new or upscaling existing projects.

We were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of fantastic ideas; from robot fighting leagues and sustainable community projects to carnivals, conferences and hackathons. We can’t wait to see these come to life!

A summary of the approved activities can be found in the table below. Find out which ones are taking place near you.

Country Town/City Network Activity

Australia

Sydney

IET Australia NSW Local Network

IET 150th year celebration dinner

Australia

Melbourne

IET Victoria Local Network

Future of transport industry and impact on the engineering profession

Canada

Vancouver

Chartered Engineers Pacific (CEP)

Sustainable engineering in practice

Colombia

Leticia / Amazonas

Local volunteers

Introduction of UV-C water disinfection systems in isolated rural communities with local engagement in applying innovative technologies

France

Châlons-en-Champagne

Arts et Métiers Châlons IET On Campus

On Campus day

France

Châlons-en-Champagne

Arts et Métiers Châlons IET On Campus

Women's day

Global

 

Youth STEM 2030

Youth STEM Matters - special edition digital journal

Global

 

Arts et Métiers Châlons IET On Campus and IET On Campus Strathclyde

IET international sustainability outreach

Hong Kong

Hong Kong

IET Hong Kong Local Network

IET 150 engineering carnival

India

Kerala

IET On Campus MBCET

Outreach-150

India

Chennai

IET Chennai Local Network

Pentathon

India

Bangalore

IET Bengaluru Local Network

Carbon net zero

India

Kanyakumari

IET Kanyakumari Local Network

150 innovators challenge on sustainability development

Ireland

Dublin

IET Ireland Network

Sustainability: how to save our world

Kenya

Nairobi

Edu-Cater Global Limited

Inspiring Africa: digital innovations in Kenya

Malaysia

Sarawak

IET YPS Malaysia / IET On Campus Swinburne Sarawak

The 150 scientia: talk, gallery, workshop and leisure

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

IET YPS Malaysia

IET 150 women in engineering and IT symposium

Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur

IET Malaysia Local Network

150 women in engineering leaders showcase

Malaysia

Bangsar South

IET YPS Malaysia

IET 150 Hack/Planet

New Zealand

Various locations

IET Auckland Local Network

Project X schools engagement

Nigeria

Bayelsa State

IET On Campus NDU

Sustainable engineering: developing smart African cities

Singapore

Singapore

IET Singapore Network

IET 150 anniversary - the Singapore journey

Sri Lanka

Colombo

IET YPS Sri Lanka Local Network

150 and beyond

Uganda

Makerere

Makerere IET Student Community

Information on the role of disruptive technologies in the engineering sector

UK

Various locations

IET Solent Local Network

Celebration of Alan Blumlein's achievements

UK

Exeter, England

IET Devon and Cornwall Local Network

Engineering the next 150 years - technologies for a carbon zero future

UK

Glasgow, Scotland

Youth STEM 2030

Youth STEM 2030 Summit

UK

Edinburgh, Scotland

IET Scotland

IET participation in the Edinburgh Science Festival

UK

Scotland

IET Scotland, SSE, SSW, SN

Regional lectures celebrating Scottish engineers

UK

Various locations

IET Devon and Cornwall Local Network

The IET's next 150 years; your future?

UK

London, England

IET London YP Committee

Sustainable start-up showcase

UK

Manchester, England

Aerospace Technical Network - Young Professionals Group

Sustainability in aerospace - the sky ahead

UK

Worthing, England

Hawthorns Primary School

Communication technology through the ages - for families

UK

Leeds

University of Leeds IET On Campus group

Robot Fighting League

USA

New York

IET New England Network

Sustainability knowledge exchange and networking

Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, activity dates may change. For any queries, contact the organising network or iet150@theiet.org.

For more information about the activities we have planned, please visit our dedicated IET 150th anniversary web page.