The EPC Presidents’ Prize Address
‘Engineering skills for the future’
PROFESSOR JOHN PERKINS CBE FREng FIChemE FIMA FIET FCGI FRSA
in association with the EPC/IET New Approaches in Engineering Education Initiative
Every two years, the EPC honours an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to engineering education and academia and this year the President, Professor Colin Turner, has invited Professor John Perkins CBE to receive the award and deliver an address as a live webcast.
Professor Perkins will give an address on ‘Engineering skills for the future’ which was the focus of his influential 2013 report for the Government, which was revisited in a follow-up paper, published last year. He was also the inaugural chair of the EPC/IET initiative ‘New Approaches to Engineering Education’, which has been driving innovation in student experience since 2017, and he will report on some of its landmark achievements.
This address will be an unmissable event for engineering academics at all levels, particularly those with an interest in teaching, learning and employability as it will outline the strategic and practical challenges facing our discipline and the ways in which we can rise to meet those challenges. Attendees will have an opportunity to question Professor Perkins.
Until 2015, John Perkins was the Chief Science Adviser at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), before which he was Provost at the MASDAR Institute of Science & Technology in Abu Dhabi, leading the development of this new institution. His academic focus is as an expert on Process Systems Engineering and his career has spanned senior roles at the University of Manchester, Imperial College London, the University of Sydney and the University of Cambridge. He has served as President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers and Vice-President of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Among other companies and consultancy roles, he has worked for ICI and Shell and founded various spin-out start-ups. In 2006, he was awarded the CBE for services to engineering and science.
This event will be free and is open exclusively to academic staff working in member institutions of the Engineering Professors’ Council and to selected guests. Registration is essential so that we can send you joining instructions. Please note that if your institution is not a member or partner of the EPC, we regret to say you may not receive joining instructions for the webcast.
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‘New Approaches in Engineering Higher Education’ is a joint initiative in association with