IET Undergraduate Grant winners at the 2013 Achievement Awards

Deadline for IET Achievement Awards looming

Nominations for the IET’s Achievement awards, which recognise outstanding individuals in engineering and technology, close next Friday.

The IET is calling for people to nominate their colleagues for exceptional work in either research and development or leadership of an enterprise and this year, there are awards for all career stages, spanning all sectors and careers within engineering and technology.

Winners of these awards will receive a medal, due to be presented at the awards ceremony in London on November 19, and some winners will also receive prizes of up to £500.

Barry Brooks, IET President said: “As one of the world’s largest professional bodies for engineers and technicians, we are looking forward to being inspired by engineers who are delivering the best in engineering excellence, recognising both developing talent and those at the pinnacle of their career.

“To counter the risk of their great work going unnoticed, these awards put the spotlight on exceptional individuals who are contributing to the advancement of engineering.”

Last year’s winner of the IET’s most prestigious prize, the Faraday Medal, was Professor Sir Michael Pepper, the Pender Professor of Nanoelectronics at University College London.

On winning the prize he said: “I was greatly honoured by this award with its distinguished history. I feel that it shines a light on talent in the field of nanotechnology and I hope it goes on to encourage young people to begin their careers in engineering.”

The award scheme welcomes entries from those who can demonstrate an exceptional engineering contribution in developing a product, service or process. There are four IET Prestige Medals and six IET Achievement Medals to be awarded:

More information about the awards is available on the IET website.

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