The 6th year of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ (IMechE) Plymouth Cardboard Boat Race (#CBR17) took place on Saturday 16 th September! This year’s race, apart of the weekend long Seafood Festival and in association with PDSSA (Plymouth & Devon Schools Sailing Association) was the biggest yet. With 47 teams and 300 participants throughout the day it was another huge success, despite the occasional shower!

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We exist to support the professional development of local engineers and to raise the profile of engineering in general.

At present, the committee is based in Plymouth, but we have ambitious plans to expand our activities across the Area. This year we are focusing on developing our Cornwall Branch.


We organise a broad portfolio of events to support your professional development... ...and hopefully to have some fun too! If you have an idea for an event, we would love to hear it . If you are planning an engineering-related event of your own and would like some support, just ask. Our next few events are displayed below, but the full list is in our diary.

Almost all of our events are FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. You do not have to be an engineer to attend - just keen to make friends and learn something new! There is no age limit either - everyone is welcome.

To find out more about us, come along to one of our meetings, or contact us.

We hope to see you at a local event soon!

Upcoming Events

Please click the event heading for further information.
  • Event Type: Technical visit
    22 November 2017 18:00 to 20:00
    Applied Automation Ltd - Plymouth
    Join the IMechE Devon and Cornwall Committee for an in depth tour of Applied Automation's factory based in Plymouth. The visit will be two fold, a presentation about Applied Automation followed by a tour of the facility.
    Industry: Manufacturing
  • Event Type: Technical lecture
    07 December 2017 17:00 to 20:00
    University of Exeter - Cornwall
    Sean and Zaid will provide an overview of the background to the work and details of the technical challenges encountered along with the solutions developed for Postharvest food loss reduction. Sean will also provide insight into the commercial and humanitarian plans that the company has for the future deployment of the developed machines. This event is in association with the IMechE's Food and Drink Engineering Committee and the IMechE Energy, Environment and Sustainability Group.
    Industry: Cross-sector
  • Event Type: Committee meeting or AGM
    11 December 2017 18:30 to 20:30
    Devon and Cornwall Area Committee meeting. Open to all, we welcome visitors of all interests and disciplines.
    Industry: Cross-sector
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