James Watt Dinner Friday 5 October 2018
With over 360 attendees, this year’s James Watt Dinner was a great success.
Following a delicious meal, IESIS President, David Westmore, gave a short address and then announced the Sir Robert Easton Award to Past Presidents Iain MacLeod and Gordon Masterton for their special contributions to the Institution.
A raffle raised £5000 for the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice.
The Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame inductees 2018 were announced: David Elder, William Burton, Victoria Drummond and Naeem Hussain - more. The audience was delighted to see Naeem Hussain, the lead designer for the Queensferry Crossing bridge, accept his award in person and hear him give an address.
Yvonne Waring entertained the assembly with characterisations and anecdotes and the evening ended with chatting and mingling among colleagues and friends – old and new!
Deaths of Sir Eric Yarrow and Iain McKenzie
Honorary Fellow Sir Eric Yarrow died on 22 September 2018
Iain McKenzie, a key member or the IESIS Energy Strategy Group died on 26 September 2018 - see remembrances
IESIS Strategy Paper Engineering for EnergyEngineering for Energy discusses the strategic importance of taking an engineered approach to planning the electricity system.
IESIS is delighted to continue its support for the FemEng initiative.
The 2018 trip was very successful. This year the FemEng team of 20 women reached out to over 1,300 school students and taught them about STEM. Additionally, we expanded on our visits to industry by going on three visits to companies. These were to Zipline, a company that uses drones to deliver blood to hospitals; SKAT, a company that extract and create low cost clay bricks which are then used to build low cost housing projects in Rwanda; and Strawtec, a cladding company who create environmentally friendly wall cladding using hay and rice. All very interesting!
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