The last call for nominations has been made for a £1m global award for engineering.
Final nominations for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, which recognises engineering achievements that have been of global benefit to humanity, close on 14 September.
Lord Browne of Madingley, chair of trustees for the prize, said: “We are entering the final straight as far as the nominations process is concerned and I am keen to get the message out that it isn’t too late to enter this prestigious prize.”
“What has been apparent from the entries we’ve received so far is that engineering is truly a global discipline. We have received high-quality nominations from all four corners of the globe and the judging panel will have their work cut out when it comes to choosing our first ever winner.”
The judging panel includes some of the best engineering and scientific minds in the world, including Diane Greene, director of Intuit and director of Google, in the US; Dr Charles Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering, in the US; and Professor Brian Cox, from the UK.
The winner, or winners, will receive the award at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace in May 2013.
Find out more about the QE Prize.