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IMechE Lancashire Area

The objectives of the Lancashire Area Committee are:

  • To provide a service for the IMechE members and the public in Lancashire, whether it's providing opportunities for Personal & Professional Development, or organising interesting and engaging Engineering related events.
  • To promote engineering through technical lectures, guided technical visits and STEM related activities involving companies, universities, schools and colleges as well as other charities.
  • To encourage local IMechE members to get involved and engaged with the Institution.
  • To inspire, develop and support volunteering members for a sustainable and strong committee.

As the new Chairman, I would like to encourage you to contact us, whether it's to attend an event, find out how to take your engineering experience and enthusiasm into schools, get involved in the Lancashire Area Committee, organise an event, or do a presentation at an event. 

Get in touch with us when you would like to…

This committee also supports North Lancashire Young Member Panel who meet at Lancaster University, South Lancashire Young Member Panel who meet at University of Central Lancashire as well as Blackpool & Fylde College. This allows us to reach further into Lancaster and generate more ideas to support the above objectives. It also gives us the opportunity to organise events of a more social nature. Engineering is a passion and it is fun! Some advice for students and young engineers can be found in the following presentation:

2019_03_02 - Facing Challenges as Young Engineers by Murat Islam

I also want to sincerely thank Paul Shechter and all committee members for their support, mentoring and coaching they have provided over the past years.  I believe our committee has grown from strength to strength with Paul's leadership and I certainly will work hard to maintain and improve that trend.

We have a very diverse and inclusive committee that cultivates many great opportunities.  We look forward to hearing from you, and together we will improve the world through engineering.

Very best wishes,

Murat Islam, CEng MIMechE
Honorary Chair – Lancashire Area Committee


Current and Future Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    21 May 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    Lecture Theatre 3 - Lancaster
    The lecture will introduce the basic concepts of Machine Vision and expand into the various sensor types. It will describe how to select a sensor and what can be achieved with a Machine Vision Solution. The lecture will include examples of previous nuclear projects and will include a number of demonstrations.
    Industry: Nuclear power
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    12 June 2019 18:00 to 20:30
    The Weavers' Triangle Visitor Centre - Burnley
    Meeting at 6pm at the visitor centre for networking with refreshments and 6:30pm start for the 45-minute historical Burnley canalside walk followed by 15-minute Engine House tour and finally walk back to the visitor centre. Walking alongside the canal is required and entrance to the engine house is by a flight of stone steps.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Careers & education
    27 June 2019 09:30 to 29 June 2019 17:00
    University of Central Lancashire (Greenbank Building) - Preston
    Lancashire Science Festival is back with a bang for 2019. You can look forward to another action-packed fun fest showcasing the wonders of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and more. Prepare to be amazed! On Thursday 27 June and Friday 28 June they will be welcoming thousands of children from primary schools across the region on the University of Central Lancashire’s Preston Campus. Then on Saturday 29 June, they’ll be hosting Family Day openning doors to the general public.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Competition event
    28 June 2019 09:30 to 16:30
    Advanced Technology Centre: Blackpool and The Fylde College - Blackpool
    Blackpoolrobo 2 is the second edition of a robotics challenge taking place at Blackpool & the Fylde College. The event gathers students from secondary schools, their teachers and volunteers from engineering as well as college students. This year, the teams will aim to build robots to carry out a range of tasks on a pre-defined arena with various obstacles. Free Tickets at:
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Professional development event
    02 July 2019 10:30 to 14:30
    BAE - Blackburn
    All Engineers, who are looking to make an application via the CLA route and have spoken to the BDM before booking on this workshop.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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