I have been volunteering for the Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) since I graduated university and decided to continue with this when I moved to Sweden. I volunteered to be the Young Member Representative for Sweden in the newly formed Scandinavian group and have recently been chosen as the Young Member Representative for Europe, which is very exciting. Collaboration and sharing of knowledge between engineers in Europe is very important, especially when working for Sweco, Europe’s leading architecture and engineering consultancy, where we have a presence in 14 different European countries.
To find out more about the IMechE Europe region visit the following page: http://nearyou.imeche.org/near-you/Europe
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers was formed in 1847 with the headquarters near Westminster in London and has over 113,000 members in 140 countries. The point of the institution is to represent and promote the interests of engineering and engineers globally and provide learning and career development support to its members. The Institution is also one of 38 engineering organisations working together to help support the government in the forthcoming EU negotiations following the UK referendum.
It is great to work together with engineers around Europe and organise events such as debate competitions, networking evenings and technical visits. One of the most famous initiatives run by the IMechE is Formula Student where university teams work together to build their own Formula One car. This year over 4,000 students from 32 countries took part with the winning team coming from the University of Stuttgart and Gothenburg’s Chalmers University coming in 6th!
I am looking forward to meeting many different engineers in Europe both with Sweco and the IMechE and working with them to help raise the profile of engineering and to share knowledge and ideas.
Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to get involved.