The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. The milestone, IMechE 175, is being celebrated with programmes of events honouring the institution’s past, recognising the contributions mechanical engineering has made to society, as well as plenty of material to inspire future generations of engineers.
The IMechE is one of 39 professional engineering institutions (PEIs) licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates for professional registration, and monitor registrants’ conduct and continuing professional development.
To celebrate the institution’s history, the IMechE has created a special microsite with a timeline and video visiting significant locations across the UK. Its programme of anniversary events will celebrate diversity and promote inclusion, while also looking at how mechanical engineers can help solve global challenges facing humanity today (such as climate change, education, infection control, and transport).
Today the IMechE has over 115,000 members worldwide and is offering them discounts of £175 off selected training courses. The year of celebratory events was launched with an online lecture from Sir Patrick Vallance FRS FMedSci FRCP on harnessing the power of engineering to solve global challenges (now available on YouTube). The next celebration event, on Elevating Education, will take place online on 24 March, while on 7 April IMechE will launch the International Engineering Collaboration Report at the British Embassy in Berlin.
Find out more on the IMechE’s website at www.imeche.org/175