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SEE ON THE MOVE AGAIN


Due to circumstances beyond the control of the Society, it has become necessary to again acquire a new home and secretariat provider after our move to London in October last year. We are now co-locating with


The Society of Operations Engineers, to whom we are sub-contracting all of our secretarial services.


FOUR LAND PRIZE FOR DIGITAL IMAGING


Four engineers have been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering for their combined contribution to digital imaging. British and Japanese engineersMichael Tompsett and Nobukazu Teranishi, and US engineers Eric Fossumand George Smithwere announced aswinners at an event at the Royal Academy of Engineering on 1st February. The £1million prize celebrates


world-changing innovations in engineering andwas awarded for three innovations spanning three decades,which have Continued on following page


We are in the process of


recruiting a secretary and in the meantime the point of contact for the SEE will be the Chief Executive, Professor Raymond Clark, OBE, DSc. His email address for now will be membership@environmental. org.uk Business will continue as


usual and the Engineering Council is particularly pleased


with the relocation as it enables us to minimise risk to registrants and members by having expertise and help immediately available on site. This arrangement will take


place immediately and our new address will be: The Society of Environmental Engineers, 22 Greencoat Place, London SW1P 1PR


PROF CHRIS ATKIN TO BE ENGINEERING COUNCIL CHAIRMAN


Professor Chris Atkin CEng FRAes (above) is to be the next Chairman of the Engineering Council. Hewill take over from the current Chairman, Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB CEng FIET FIMarESTMIMA FREng, at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting in June. Rear Admiral Guild says: “The


last six years have undoubtedly been busy and productive and I have enjoyedworkingwith the staff and themany volunteers who support the organisation’s work. The collaborative approach of the engineering profession is one to be celebrated and I amcertain that Chriswill take the Engineering Council forward.” Professor Atkin,who is


 Queen Elizabeth Prize trophy designed by 15-year-old Samuel Bentley VIDEOS RAISE AWARENESS OF LGBT ENGINEERS


The Royal Academy of Engineering, InterEngineering andMottMacDonald have launched a series of online videos profiling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) engineers as part of LGBT HistoryMonth in February. TheWhat’s it like? video


series is designed to inspire prospective engineerswho are


LGBT, aswell as existing engineerswhomaywish to come out or transition atwork. It features 20 successful LGBT rolemodelsworking in awide variety of engineering settings, fromdesign studios to the British Army. According to the Academy,


data on sexual and gender identity is not currently


captured in the UK Census, although an accepted estimate is that 6 per cent of the UK population is LGB. Further data shows that about 1 per cent of the UK population are gender non-conforming and that their unemployment rate is three times higher than the national average. Comprehensive data is Continued on following page


Professor of Aeronautical Engineering at City University, London, joined the Engineering Council’s Board of Trustees in 2015 and previously sat on the organisation’s Regulation Standards Committee. He is a Fellowof the Royal Aeronautical Society and has undertaken a number of roles for the Institution, including as its current President untilMay 2017. Professor Atkin says: “I look


forward to the opportunity of becoming the Engineering Council’s next Chairman and working to reinforce the trust the Society has in our registered engineers and technicians.”


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