Have you ever thought about how the work of engineers and technicians impacts our society? From building structures to designing innovative technologies, their work is crucial for our daily lives. That’s why the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched the Impact in Society awards to recognise and celebrate the work of teams of technicians and engineers of all types and sizes across different industries and regions.

If you’re a technician or engineer, or part of a team, then this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss. The awards are open for nomination or self-application, and they focus on three categories: Sustainability and Climate Change, Digital Futures, and Healthy Lives.

Wangi Lai PLT (better known as BAWA Tech) a Healthy Lives Category Finalists

As a finalist under the Healthy Lives category, my company and I are thrilled to be recognised for our work in this important area. This category is all about the impact of engineering and technology on healthcare, public health, wellbeing, assisted living, and robotics. It’s for those who have made a difference in improving people’s lives, whether it’s through developing medical devices, improving healthcare systems, or addressing social determinants of health.

Read about the IET Impact in Society Awards winners here.

BAWA Tech interns at IET Impact in Society Awards Ceremony

What’s on Offer?

But what’s on offer? First of all, there’s the Trophy – a symbol of your hard work and dedication to making a positive impact in society. There’s also an awards ceremony where you’ll have the chance to network with other like-minded individuals and teams. This is an opportunity to share your team’s story, to inspire others and be inspired by their stories as well.

“The most powerful 10 words I’ve heard that get across the importance of Engineers came from His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. He said everything not invented by God is invented by an engineer.”

Prof. Bob Cryan CBE, IET President 2022-23

What else do I need to know?

So, what else do you need to know? Well, the IET are looking for inspirational and impactful work that has made a real difference in society. And the criteria are detailed in the PDF documents that are attached for your reference. These criteria include things like teamwork and effectiveness of your work, its impact on society, and the evidence of the teamwork (not the output).
The Impact in Society awards are a chance for you and your team to be recognized for the important work you do. They’re an opportunity to celebrate the impact of engineering and technology on our society and inspire others to do the same. So, if you’re a team of technicians and engineers of any type or size, don’t hesitate to apply. Let’s celebrate the impact we can make together!
IET Impact in Society: Stage is Set

About The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The IET is on a mission to inspire, inform and influence the global engineering community to engineer a better world. As a diverse home across engineering and technology, the IET shares knowledge that helps make better sense of the world in order to solve the challenges that matter. Further information is available at www.theiet.org.

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