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Managed by volunteers the Network aims to raise awareness of science, engineering and technology in the local area and promote membership of the IET. All Network events are open to the public and most are free of charge.
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Great Northern Engineering Experience

Would you like to help the wider public understand more about how engineering shapes the world and changes lives?
Then look no further than the Great Northern Engineering Experience!
Taking place at the Mining Institute on Neville Road in Newcastle, from June 23 to September 9, the exhibition is a fantastic showcase of engineering in the North.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who have a passion for all things engineering who are happy to engage with the public and help coordinate and monitor the exhibition.
Morning and afternoon slots are available to book for June and July, and August and September by following these links:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gnee-volunteers-june-to-july-tickets-46284810113
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gnee-volunteers-august-to-september-tickets-46285751930


The IET Manchester Network, Retired-Members Group
Two days visit event to North Wales Hydro Plants and Welsh Highland Ffestiniog Railway
Date: between early June to mid-July, to be confirmed.

The Manchester Retired Members Group are currently planning an engineering trip to North Wales to visit two hydro plants and an engineering visit to the Welsh Highland Ffestiniog railway workshops including a  20 mile ride on one of their Garret Locomotives. The visit will be over two days and will be possibly early June through to mid-July ... Dates, costings and details are currently being arranged and the visits will take place on a Friday & Saturday with limited places being available.

The Power plants are at Bethesda ( adjacent to the Zip Wire Centre )  100kW output mini-hydro site and the underground  Dinorwig Pumped Storage plant at Llanberis, 2GW output.

The Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railway workshops are based at Dinas ( near Caernarfon ) and Boston Lodge , PorthMadog

Transport and accommodation will not be provided but group lunches on both days can be included. Preference will be given to those who can attend both days but we will consider individual separate day visits if there are insufficient numbers for the two day visit.

If you're interested and would like to be kept up to date with the arrangements then please email,   
Tony Bell. .... b.t.bell@iee.org  and/or
Ben Cheung. .....  ben.cheung@theiet.org

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The Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society will be organising the Manchester Lecture about the BABY Computer in June 2018
Everyone will be welcome to come along.  It is a ticketed event but only so the museum knows how many to expect.
Plans are almost finalised for the Manchester Lecture 2018, which will be given by Dr James Sumner on computing in Manchester as part of the 70th Anniversary of 'The Baby' computer.


Catch up on our Youtube channel!
The Young Professionals Network has filmed some of the pevious events and you can catch up on their Youtube channel.

Get LinkedIn to the IET Manchester Network
Come and join us on our  IET Manchester LinkedIn Group.  Our group is just for people with an interest in the IET Manchester activities.

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According to a recent study, only 9% of the engineers in the UK are women. The UK has also the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals. It has also been found that the percentage of young women studying engineering and physics has remained almost the same since 2012. Based on the findings, the percentage is very low and taking into account ... read more...
Posted by Elena Mavromati Kakana on IET Manchester Network Apr 11, 2017 11:03 pm BST

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