IChemE and ITN to make programme showcasing engineering careers

Article by Adam Duckett

A screenshot from an earlier show IChemE produced with ITN about how chemical engineers are engineering a sustainable world

ICHEME is partnering with ITN Business and other engineering institutions on a news-style programme called Engineering: Today, Tomorrow and Beyond to highlight the diverse range of engineering careers available.

The programme will launch online on 6 November for National Engineering Day. It will feature interviews with engineers from IChemE, the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

IChemE says the show will explore the positive work currently underway across engineering disciplines, increase awareness of the career opportunities available, and reaffirm the critical importance of chemical and process engineers in achieving net zero and sustainability targets.

Rachel Bibby, IChemE’s director of member experience and professional learning, said: “IChemE is dedicated to championing the positive contributions that chemical and process engineers make to society and the environment. Collaborating with ITN Business and our fellow professional engineering institutions on this production will enable us to raise the profile of the chemical engineering profession to wider audiences across society. It will also help to inspire and encourage our future talent pools, in order to ensure that all engineering disciplines are equipped with the individuals needed to address the global grand challenges and create a sustainable future.”

The programme will be presented by Shini Somara, an engineer with a doctorate in computational fluid dynamics who has fronted shows for various TV channels including the BBC and Al Jazeera. Somara also wrote the book Engineers Making a Difference which profiles 46 engineers, telling their stories, the differences they make to our lives, and how to become an engineer.

IChemE has created two previous shows with ITN called Serving Society and Engineering a Sustainable World.

Article by Adam Duckett

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