The six Honorary Fellows for 2021 are:
- Grace Baxter in recognition of her outstanding service to the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Sir George Buckley FREng DSc PhD in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession
- Margaret Graham in recognition of her outstanding service to the Institution of Engineering and Technology.
- Keith Marshall OBE BSc FCGI in recognition of his outstanding service to the Institution of Engineering and Technology
- Stephen Metcalfe MP in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession
- Carol Vorderman MBE MA in recognition of her outstanding contribution to the engineering profession.
On awarding the Honorary Fellowships, IET President Sir Julian Young, said: “I’m delighted that our Institution is marking the outstanding achievements of these distinguished people with one of the IET’s highest honours, Honorary Fellowship.
They each have excelled in their own technical disciplines, made truly great contributions across our engineering profession, and inspired others through their expertise, knowledge, and service.
They should all be justifiably proud of their accomplishments, with each being extremely well-deserved.”
One of our Honorary Fellows, Stephen Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, said: “I am truly honoured to have been invited to become an Honorary Fellow of the IET and delighted to accept.
The work the IET does to promote STEM education and particularly to highlight the opportunities that engineering offers to address the many global challenges we face is excellent and completely in accord with my work in and outside of Parliament.
“Together we can show that regardless of background, gender or ethnicity there is a place for everyone in this vitally important sector and I hope that the award of the Honorary Fellowship will help both myself and the IET to continue this important work.”
British media personality, Carol Vorderman MBE said: “I feel truly honoured to have received this award. I’ve worked with the IET in recent years celebrating the engineering profession and its impact on our world.
As one of the first women to read Engineering at Cambridge University in the 1970s, I’ve watched as the profession has changed and continues to change. My love for engineering never abates.
To be recognised alongside world-renowned engineers and technologists is fantastic.”
Read a full list of the IET’s Honorary Fellows on the IET’s website.