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Step up – your local engineering community needs you!

Hopefully over the years you will have been to some IET events in your local area. These events are only possible due to the hard work of dedicated volunteers – but now they need your help. Will you step up?



You may be aware that the IET is the FIRST LEGO League Operational Partner in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The FIRST LEGO League is a global science and technology competition for teams of up to 10 students, aged between 9 to 16 years, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop crucial key skills. Each year the teams build, program and test an autonomous LEGO MINDSTORMS robot to solve a set of missions, as well as research, develop and share their innovative solution.

In 2013 Untitled 1 from Bath won the Champion’s Award in St. Louis, MO, USA, beating teams from across the globe taking part in the festival. In 2014 Invicta from Kent did it again!

If you have any links with schools in your local area who could take part then please do pass on this information. The competition entry deadline is mid-September, as the regional tournaments start mid-November.

If you would like any more information please go to the FLL IET website

Next event: The IET Tribology Tour

6 Oct 2014, UWE, Frenchay
Starting our 2014-15 season, the IET Tribology Tour will bring to life the science and engineering of friction, wear and lubrication – collectively known as Tribology.

Why not follow what we're up to on Twitter? You might also be interested in some of the engineering-related events being organised by other institutions in our area - see the Events section for details.

View the presentation from the Christmas Lecture: The Science and History of Chocolate!

The Science and History of Chocolate - Christmas Family Lecture

Professor Peter Barham
From: The Science and History of Chocolate - Christmas Family Lecture, 27th November 2013, Bristol

2013-11-27 00:00:00.0 News Channel

>> go to webcast>> recommend to friend

More from past events:
Slides from some of our past lectures are available in the Reviews section of our community, including the networking event on Exploiting Social Media and the CIBSE joint event on Biomass Power Generation.  The Reviews area also lets you leave feedback and tell us what you thought of the events.

For other interesting local events organised by other local organisations and IET communities, go to our full events list using the link below.

Most Recent Blog Posts

On 7 April, we held a joint event with the IET Safety Community. Ron Pierce, the Community chairman, gave an interesting presentation introducing the key concepts of functional safety, illustrated with anecdotes from his career working with critical systems.  As one of standardisation committee members responsible for Part 3 of IEC 61508,... read more...
Posted by James Inge on IET Bristol Network May 1, 2014 1:24 GMT
In 2010 Gloucestershire IET Member, Lionel Jones, published a short history of the Mawdsley Electrical Manufacturing Company of Dursley, Glos.  He is selling copies in aid of IET Connect funds and the book is priced at £15 including £5 postage and packing.   The Mawdsley firm no longer exists but in its time was a main supplier of... read more...
Posted by Deborah-Claire McKenzie on IET Bristol Network Mar 5, 2014 3:28 GMT

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IET release free knowledge pack for all members

The IET are offering all their members a free knowledge pack every year which will enable you to download journals, conference articles and eBook chapters at no cost.
The pack will incorporate a collection of five credits which will allow five free downloads from over 400 eBooks, over 1,300 conference publications and over 70,000 journal articles. Don’t just limit yourself to the five downloads however, by purchasing an extra pack for only £30 you will be entitled to another 25 downloads working out at just over £1 per transaction! For non-members we have a set price at £75 which will grant access to 10 downloads.

To download an article simply logon to the IET’s digital library using your login details
Digital Library

Browse the vast collection of electronic literature readily available at your fingertips and click on ‘Use Knowledge Pack’ to confirm the use of the credit. Do remember though, our credits only last 12 months so make sure you spend them wisely before they get reset next year!
For further information on the packs, FAQs and a short introductory video follow the link here.

Happy reading!
  • Posted Thu 13 Feb 2014 04:27 GMT

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