Annual Engineering Dinner 2024EESW Project Awards 2024Technical Site Visit - AlkegenWales National Eisteddfod August 2023Technical Visit to Atlas CopcoVisit to the Michael Beetham Conservation CentreMersey Tidal Power Project Quadcopter presentationTalk and site visit to Ynni OgwenHydrogen – Helping to meet the UKs Net Zero targetsJoint Lecture with RAeS A 350 – Diverse FutureMarine EnergyAdvanced Manufacturing Research Center (AMRC)STEM activity Raytheon Quadcopter Challenge 2021, Regional Final.Behind the Scenes at the RAF MuseumThe Seven Ways to Engineer ResilienceSixth Form Project Assessments and AwardsTechnical Lecture: - “Climate Change and Renewable Energy – The solutions and their problems”Presidential Visit Oct 2019Technical Lecture Automobile Division Chair’s Address - 100 Years of Bentley MotorsWirral Arts Festival – How engineering and technology are transforming the healthcare sector!Technical Lecture - The U-Battery, providing local low carbon energy? Visit to the Queensway (Birkenhead) TunnelWales National Eisteddfod 2019New Members Event July 2019Technical Visit to Hoylake Station- June 2019Technical Visit – Tata Steel- Apr 19Technical Lecture Arion 5- Feb 19Atlas Copco Visit- Nov 2018Energy Storage Talk- Nov 2018Wirral Arts Festival- Oct 2018Urenco Site Visit July 2018New Members Event July 2018UAS Challenge June 2018Community Hydro visitCammell Laird- Apprentice VisitEESW Big Bang - March 2018Annual Dinner - March 2018Land Rover 4x4 Schools Technology Challenge Jan 18Space Debris Jan 2018IMechE Engineering Heritage Award - The Daniel Adamson - a fully restored 1903 steam shipEngineering Your Future Careers all day Event- NOv 17Vist to Vauxhall Motors Ellesmere Port Nov 2017Quadcopter Challenge - Nov 2017School's Challenge - Nov 2017Skills Cymru 2017Engineering Your Future Careers all day Event - OctWales GB Rally - Oct 2017Region Supporting Team Falcon F1 in SchoolsWales National Eisteddfod - August 2017Presidential Visit and Annual Dinner - March 2017Bangor Science Festival - March 2017Solar Vehicles - Jan 2017Wave Energy Technical Lecture - Nov 2016Technical Visit to Toyota (Deeside Plant) - May 2016Wales GB RallyRegion Supporting Team Tachyon F1 in SchoolsTechnical Visit to RWEs Dolgarrog Hydro Site - May 2016Technical Visit to Electroimpact - May 2016Breaking the Human Powered land speed record - April 2016EESW Big Bang Event and IMechE Award - April 2016Farwell to Magnox - Seminar - Oct 2015From Formula 1 to Everyday Use (part of the Heswall Arts Festival ) 1 Oct 2015Vehicle Technology: Where Next? 1st Oct 2015Visit to Hoylake Lifeboat Station - Sept 2015Bright Lights and Engineering Technical Seminar June 2015Technical Visit to the Anderton Boat Lift - Oct 2013The History and Design of the Sea PloughYoung Person of the Year 2009 AwardVisit to the Deeside Power StationOpTIC TechniumSustainable EnergyProcessing Energy from WasteSir Alec Issigonis The man and his machineWaterside Most Improved Apprentice 2009

Wirral Arts Festival- Oct 2018

This event ‘Space – Engineering Challenges’ was the 5th time that IMechE Merseyside and North Wales Region had hosted the Engineering Day as part of the Wirral Arts Festival. The aim of the day is to raise awareness of Engineering and in particular, what is happening in our locality


The day consisted of 4 presentations:

‘Routes to Engineering’ aimed at pupils from the Boys and Girls Grammar Schools to which there were approximately 100 attendees. The session focused on engineer as a career and how to achieve that aim. The interactive session saw many questions asked of the presenters and information taken away by the students


The rest of the presentations were open to both the students and the general public and the school itself did the event and the attendees proud.


Andy Jones presented ‘The Origins of Our Engineering Elements’ describing what stela events had caused the elements in the atmosphere and wider galaxy to exist in the proportions that they did. There were some interesting questions from the floor, particularly from the pupils of the girls grammar school who had been given permission to attend.


‘New Space – The Global Revolution within the Space Industry’ was presented by Bob Morris from The Northern Space Consortium. Bob spoke about developments nationally in the ‘space race’ including some radical innovations that were conceptualised initially here in Merseyside. Although, Merseyside is not known for its involvement in the space industry, it was interesting to hear about what is actually happening and what The Consortium are doing to try and promote greater funding and involvement in the North West.


The evening event was a presentation from Dr Jaclyn Bell. ‘Astronaut Selection and UK’s Role in Future Space Exploration’ was the title for Jackie’s presentation. She spoke about growing up as a school girl in Liverpool and her want to study – she was particularly delighted to find some of her past teachers in the audience. Jackie was awarded a ‘Lennon’ scholarship to study Mathematics before going on to gain her PHD in Particle Physics. Whilst working at the Science Museum, Dr Bell found out that she had been selected as one of 12 to take part in the BBCs ‘Astronaut – Do you have what it takes?’. With clips from the show and insider knowledge, Jackie talked about the challenges, needing to swim! And how she eventually left the show. Despite not winning the series (she can now swim by the way) she is still hoping to apply for astronaut selection when the next European selection opens in the future. Jaclyn reiterated throughout the presentation that that if you have a dream you should do everything you can to make it a reality and that science and engineering is extremely rewarding but takes hard work and determination.


The evening presentation had approximately 60 attendees – most of whom were not IMechE members

© 2023 Institution of Mechanical Engineers. IMechE is a registered charity in England and Wales number 206882