THE YEAR OF ENGINEERING SUCCESS

The search is on for Britain’s engineering heroes. The 1997 Year of Engineering Success was formally launched yesterday and The Engineer has joined forces with the Yes organiser to find the brightest and best engineering talent. The Yes campaign will cover a year packed with 5,000 events to persuade young people, parents and opinion formers […]

The search is on for Britain’s engineering heroes.

The 1997 Year of Engineering Success was formally launched yesterday and The Engineer has joined forces with the Yes organiser to find the brightest and best engineering talent.

The Yes campaign will cover a year packed with 5,000 events to persuade young people, parents and opinion formers of the importance of engineering. And it needs more engineers to get involved.

Dr Mary Harris, director general of Yes says, `it is up to engineers to help sell themselves. We are looking for young hero engineers to help us explain all the exciting projects they are working on.’

Harris is looking for young people under 35 and more experienced engineers who have made significant contributions to engineering but are not yet in the history books.

The flagship event is the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World Live at Birmingham’s NEC in March, with the spotlight on innovation in engineering.

The Engineer plans to profile the projects, work and successes of many of our best engineering heroes. We want to hear about the work of individual engineers and engineering teams to support the campaign. Help us to support Yes.

If you want to help change the public perception of engineering, as an individual engineer or as a company, then contact The Engineer or the Yes campaign direct.

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