All View From The Chair

Each issue of the IED journal includes some thoughts and observations from the Chair of Council. These are all listed below, in date order. They can be sorted via content subject by using the categories in the left hand list.

New Membership Grades

IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith looks at the changes that are now essential in order to keep the IED moving in the right direction, to the overall benefit of its membership.

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The future and PEIs

Change is inevitable and necessary, if Professional Engineering Institutions are to remain relevant and viable to those they serve, says IED chair Tania Humphries-Smith

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Preaching to the converted

Could engineering conversion courses be part of the solution to bridge the UK’s acute shortage of engineers? IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith considers the arguments – and also the imperative

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Beyond the traditional

IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith reveals exactly what she plans to focus on during her two-year term of office.

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A series of firsts

New IED Chair Tania Humphries-Smith, in her first column, flags up several recent landmark moments

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Truly an honour and a privilege

Yes, it’s time to say my farewells and welcome Tania Humphries-Smith as the IED’s Chair Elect

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Folding wheel – and unfolding the future

This issue is once again packed with great articles. I particularly like Duncan Fitzsimons’ folding wheels cover story. He won the Alex Moulton Award last year and the continued success of this innovative product is great news

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Beyond the blues, to the blue beyond

Welcome to the spring edition of the journal. I hope you’ve all been able to shake off those winter blues, and get well and truly into 2015.

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Great things past – and to come

Welcome to our new President; reflections on a great AGM and 2014 Awards; and IED’s fast approaching 70th anniversary.

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Let’s unite to drive design to new levels

Bridging the skills gap; improving the image of engineering; focused engineering education and development for school age children is a must

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