Welcome to the Eastern Region Spring 2019

Dear Members and visitors to this page,

In issue 1, 2019 of Professional Engineering Magazine Colin Brown our interim CEO calls upon the Institution to ‘Redouble our efforts to improve our two way communication with our membership’. In a similar vein Tony Roche the Institution president says ‘The Institution has actively sought members’ views’.

To this end the Eastern Region has reactivated our facebook and Twitter accounts. Whilst social media platforms have suffered some poor publicity of late, notably Instagram, when used wisely they are powerful tools for multiway communication. These accounts are intended for use by all areas, panels and members in the Region. Feedback on talks and events you have enjoyed or not, follow on thoughts on the subject matter of the talk and communication about the goings on at HQ are all valid topics. Of course, as professionals, I would expect such exchanges to be constructive, also I am not a believer that all opinions are equally valid, the earth is not flat!

Eastern Region Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/IMeche_Eastern

@IMeche_Eastern

Eastern Region Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/imeche.eastern/?tn-str=k*F

In May there are elections both a HQ and at Area levels so this is an excellent opportunity to volunteer for your area committee.

Peter Wotherspoon

Eastern Region Chair

Eur Ing Peter Wotherspoon
MSc, CPhys, MInstP, CEng, FIMechE.
Chair: Eastern Region
Institution of MECHANICAL ENGINEERS


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    22 May 2019 19:30 to 22:00
    Dunton Technical Centre - Essex
    Jamie Turner is Professor of Engines and Energy Systems and is a member of the Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre. He believes that there is considerable further potential in downsizing as a cost-effective CO2-reduction technology, particularly when combined with increasing alcohol content in fuels. In this context, the production of ethanol and methanol via CO2-reduction pathways is one of his chief interests.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    04 June 2019 18:30 to 21:00
    Cranfield University - Bedfordshire
    Join us at Cranfield airfield for a talk and guided tour of The National Flying Laboratory Centre’s flying engineering laboratory, a chance to see around and within the aircraft.
    Industry: Aerospace Industries
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    06 June 2019 18:00 to 21:00
    IMEC Building (18:00 display) Vincent Auditorium (19:00 lecture) - Bedford
    Karl will start his talk at 19:00 in Vincent Auditorium but Interesting cars and bikes welcomed for display from 18:00 at IMEC Building. The lecture will cover Ferdinand Porsche's interest in hybrid drives, including the "Mixte", which he perfected over many decades and for which he received the Pötting Prize. Porsche used it to drive road trains, automobiles and ultimately in World War 2 a Tiger tank prototype, a tank destroyer and a 180-ton megatank.
    Industry: Automobile
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    12 June 2019 09:30 to 15:30
    Cambridge Design Partnership - Cambridge
    Complete your IEng or CEng application with support from Institution staff, and have it practically ready to submit by the end of the day.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    14 June 2019 13:30 to 17:00
    The Postal Museum - London
    Discover a unique piece of industrial heritage and ride the hidden tube network. Explore stories from the world's first social network at The Postal Museum, London.
    Industry: Railway
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