ICHEME is looking for enthusiastic members to help plan and prepare for its centenary in 2022.
IChemE is creating five working parties to lead its IChemE100 centenary project and has opened the call for member applications today.
IChemE100 aims to highlight the important contribution that chemical engineers have made, and will make to society in the past, present and future. Therefore, the Past Content Working Party, the Present Content Working Party and the Future Content Working Party will focus on developing content, one for ‘past’ (1900–1969), one for ‘present’ (1970–2022) and one for ‘future’ (2023–2100).
The Past Content Working Party and the Present Content Working Party will focus on historical research and archiving. The Future Content Working Party will be asked to test the veracity of IChemE’s technical strategy document Chemical Engineering Matters against a range of future scenarios. It will explore what role chemical engineers could play in positively contributing to solving society’s future challenges, driven by the expertise of leading commentators both inside and outside of chemical engineering.
In addition, the Services Working Party will be dedicated to looking at the ways this content can be illustrated, for example through photography, video, audio and augmented reality. The Platforms Working Party will work closely with this team to develop a range of platforms for delivering the IChemE100 stories – from publications to exhibitions – plus explore fundraising opportunities.
IChemE has said all members in good standing are eligible to apply, however it has recommended that any interested applicants visit www.icheme.org/icheme100 and read about the working parties in more detail before filling in an application form. Each working party has a terms of reference and an overview of the skills and experience required for members to participate.
Each working party will have a maximum of ten members, including the Chair. The deadline to apply is 12:00 GMT on 31 January.
The Board of Trustees has provided John McGagh, the Chair of the IChemE100 Steering Committee, the remit to select the Chair of each IChemE100 Working Party.
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