Time running out to nominate exceptional engineers for Covid-19 response

Article by Amanda Doyle

THE Royal Academy of Engineering will make a special series of awards to engineers who are have been using their skills to tackle the Covid-19 crisis, with nominations closing on 3 June.

The Academy’s Awards Committee will select the winners based on two criteria: clear evidence of exceptional engineering practice or innovation to support UK society; and clear evidence of the role of the individual, team or organisation nominated in that exceptional practice or innovation.

Sir Jim McDonald, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, said: “The Academy is committed to supporting both the near-term and longer-term response to Covid-19 and to help build resilience against future waves of this or other pandemics. The Covid-19 pandemic has challenged UK society in many ways and we want to recognise exceptional examples of engineering in the service of society in the context of pandemic challenges, whatever form that took. We want to find the engineers who innovated important devices and systems, kept essential services and infrastructure effective in unprecedented circumstances, just as much as those who helped protect the NHS.”

The awards are open to all UK engineers across all disciplines and career stages. For further details, see the application page. The closing date for applications is 3 June. A further round of awards is expected to be made in 2021.

Article by Amanda Doyle

Staff Reporter, The Chemical Engineer

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