Welcome to Day 150 of my IChemE presidency.
A thought-provoking report was published yesterday by the Royal Academy of Engineering called The Universe of Engineering – a call to action.
The report is a joint effort by the professional engineering institutions (PEIs), which represent the 450,000 professional engineers in the UK.
The views of chemical engineers were represented on the steering group by my presidential predecessor, Judith Hackitt CBE.
On word, in particular, in the report caught my attention – ‘adapt’.
Dame Sue Ion DBE, chair of the working group that produced the report, said: “As engineers underpin an increasing number of different parts of the economy and society, the engineering community and professional engineering institutions must adapt to represent and support those in both traditional and non-traditional engineering roles.
“The engineering profession now has a critical opportunity to identify and put into place a framework for the new model of engineering, with its increasing inter-disciplinarity and pervasive reach.”
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