Engineering has changed the world dramatically in the last ten years and we are seeing a continuous transformation as the impact of innovations like the internet and mobile broadband ripple through society.
The iPhone was a key tipping point for this transformation, built on decades of engineering innovation in wireless, processing, storage, displays and touchscreens. Engineers have evidently been influential in changing the world but are they changing with it? They are represented by institutions and professional bodies and have been for over 150 years however these now need to move with the times too.
This lecture by IET President Professor William Webb will explore just how engineers changed the world and how their institutions can make the most of the new world they have brought about to build a platform fit for the next 150 years.
The talk will take place at the Royal Institution, London and be relayed by internet broadcast via IET.tv to the University. Refreshments will be available before the start of the lecture from 6pm.
Location: Room 002, Babbage Building, Plymouth University.
Contact Dr Garry Lester for further information about this event.