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We mourn the sad loss of Dai, a committed member of the IET. An obituary has been published. read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Feb 4, 2020 11:20 am GMT
Adrian in flow
Adrian Bedford is a 'hands on' guy. After starting a company (Street Drone) to 'robotise' a car, he went on to add a motorised steering column, acceleration and brakes to a Renault Twizzy. This was taken up by Google scholars and demonstrated an AI Deep Learning approach to program a computer to drive. Adrian enlightened us on how GPS works and improving ... read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Nov 12, 2019 9:19 am GMT
Wow! What a start to the (academic) year. Last night, Geraint Morgan (Taff) led us through the fascinating journey the Rosetta space probe ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta_(spacecraft) ) went through to land on the rubber duck shaped asteroid. ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28351234 ). Taff worked on the mass ... read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Sep 27, 2019 5:19 pm BST
Please see the previous blog post in this for the presentation slides! read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Jul 11, 2019 7:54 pm BST
Rod Dawes kindly presented the Edward Riddel Shield to Graduates who won academic achievement in their course yesterday at Trentham Gardens.   read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Jul 11, 2019 7:44 pm BST
A member of our committee was a judge at the recent Graduate Expo at Staffordshire University (GradEx). Howard Evans, originally from Bentley and who now works as a consultant judged the students. Pictured are the winners in the Aeronautical & Automotive category presented by David Hawkins – the Dean of Creative Arts and Engineering at the ... read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Jun 25, 2019 3:14 pm BST
Weds 5th June 2019 Sarath Tennakoon joined us from Carnegie Mellon University in Rwanda to update us on the latest technologies of the DC power super grid, HVDC, and  the advantages of offshore wind energy . The mechanisms of the wind turbine and the scaleability of them was also discussed. It was a great reunion for many colleagues as Sarath was a ... read more...
Posted by Samuel Wane on IET North West Midlands Network Jun 11, 2019 9:36 pm BST
Are you interested in shaping the future of the IET? We are currently looking to reshape and expand our committee. There are many opportunities available, from simply attending committee meetings to bring new ideas to the table, through to the organising, running and promoting of events. Apply today! We currently have a shortage of volunteers and are ... read more...
Posted by Julie Hudson on IET North West Midlands Network Nov 28, 2017 4:20 pm GMT
Did you know that Mentoring Awareness Week starts on Monday (28th)? Do you remember someone from early in your career who supported and inspired you to become the professional you are today? Could you be that person for someone working toward Professional Registration?  The IET Mentoring Service are currently seeking mentors in your area for ... read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET North West Midlands Network Sep 23, 2015 10:31 am BST
Local Network volunteer, Derek Newport, has recently written a book about mathematics entitled “ Savour the Fruits of Mathematics…not just HOW mathematics works, but WHY is it important, especially in Engineering ?” Derek has visited schools regularly over the past 15 years, nine years under the Young Enterprise Initiative, ... read more...
Posted by Joanne Longton on IET North West Midlands Network Apr 27, 2015 10:12 am BST

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