Speak Out for Engineering (SOFE)

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Professional development event
07 October 2019 16:00 - 20:00
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Presentation Detail

Competitors are to give an oral presentation on a mechanical engineering related subject. Presentation slides, materials or props can be used to support a presentation. The presentation shall consist of:

  • Individual presentation: 15 mins
  • Discussion and questions from judges: 5 mins

Judging Criteria

90% of the total marks are given for the quality of the presentation with only 10% for technical content. This ensures that whilst all presentations must have mechanical engineering content in its broadest sense (e.g. purpose, research, design, feasibility, and practicality), all presentations have the same chance of success despite varying degrees of technical content. Judges will expect more experienced competitors to have more developed presentation skills and their marking assessment will reflect this. The decision of the judges on the award of the prizes shall be final and no correspondence can be entered into.

The winners will receive:

  • 1st Prize: €100 and certificate
    2nd Prize: €50 and certificate

The winner of the Benelux Competition will also be invited to compete in the European Finals to be held at IMechE HQ in London in late October 2019.

How to Enter

To apply, please email your intent and any queries to Scott Fisher by 1 October 2019. Please include the title and a short summary of your presentation (200 words maximum). Failure to submit a summary may invalidate the entry. Note that the presentation must be made by an individual, even if the subject matter was developed as part of a group project.
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Please also note that a winning entry in any year is not eligible for entry in subsequent years. Further Information
For further information please see the Speak Out for Engineering entrant's pack for further information: Speak Out for Engineering

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact the Scott Fisher.

This event is being held in conjunction with a technical visit to ASML: For more information see here


Who can enter? The competition is open to any Affiliate, Associate or Young Member of the Institution who has been professionally registered for ten years or less.


ASML Building 7
De Run 6635
5504 DT

Contact Details

Scott Fischer

ASML Building 7
De Run 6635
5504 DT
Veldhoven, Netherlands
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Alternative contact Paul Bennington
+32 471 13 45 55Belgium
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