We work closely with a number of other organisations
We work closely with a number of other organisations. Click on their logos to visit their websites in a new window.
Founded in 1944 and incorporated by Royal Charter in 1975, The Institute of Measurement and Control is committed to promoting the professional excellence and standing of engineers and technologists at all levels in the automation, instrumentation, control and related industries. Our aims are to serve the public benefit by advancing the science and practice of measurement and control technologies and their various applications, to foster the exchange of views and the communication of knowledge and ideas in these activities, and to promote the professional development and qualification our members. The Institute is therefore both a learned society and a professional qualifying body occupying a niche in the automation-focused industries.
The Institute has strong links with international bodies such as the International Measurement Confederation (IMEKO), where it represents the UK, and the International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) as well as bilateral links with other overseas professional organisations. Within the UK the Institute participates in the activities and deliberations of the United Kingdom Automatic Control Council (UKACC), to whom it now provides the secretariat, the British Standards Institute, the Parliamentary and Scientific Committee, and the affairs of the engineering and science professions generally.
It has developed links with the UK’s National Measurement System, in particular with the National Physical Laboratory, GAMBICA, the Trade Association for Instrumentation, Control, Automation and Laboratory Technology in the UK, and the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers.
In 2009, this organisation introduced the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair which has grown to become the
Also in 2009, the current Deputy Master, who was then Chairman of a Charity called Young Engineers, with similar aims, gave a presentation at a WCSIM luncheon, seeking some sponsorship support. More than just sponsorship, this began a close association supporting STEM students and their projects.
In 2013 this lead to a jointly managed programme to judge Young Engineer STEM student projects at the Big Bang Fair and select two to receive a mentoring process in conjunction with NPL, and a fully funded trip to the USA to compete in The International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). At that time, these were the only sponsored entrants to that competition from the
In the first five years of this sponsorship, our contestants won a major category prize on three occasions!
With the demise of Young Engineers, SIM moved sponsorship in 2019 to Eng(UK) itself, in order to continue this successful programme, and now judges contestants for the Big Bang Science and Engineering Competition, at the Big Bang Fair to select ISEF entrants.
This programme has introduced us to a large number of student entrants into the Livery Apprentice programme, and hence seen many move to Freemen status (and even a Liveryman!) and we have supported several into running their own businesses on the basis of their STEM projects!
It is hoped our close affiliation with Eng(UK) and the Big Bang Fair will continue into the future.
The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is an independent UK-wide charity that identifies, inspires and nurtures the country’s future leaders in engineering and technical design. It does this by awarding Scholarships through rigorous selection to outstanding technology-minded school students. Candidates must pass a selection process comprising: a detailed application form with teacher’s reference, a two-hour aptitude exam; an interview hosted at a top university. Candidates apply when 15/16 years old during year 11 (England & Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland).
The Scholarships support the two years of the Scholars’ A level or Scottish Advanced Highers and make sure that high-potential students remain on the engineering career path and enter relevant degree courses or higher-level apprenticeships. The Scholarships support students whose collective interests cover engineering in its widest sense: from energy to civil; rail to automotive; software to mechanical; electrical to marine; aerospace to product design.
The Trust awards ~400 Scholarships per year and is always seeking to collaborate with like-minded organisations and individuals who share its belief that a strong future for the UK economy depends as much on the quality of young people who choose to pursue engineering careers as on the quantity. If you think that you can help support future Arkwright Engineering Scholars, either financially or in-kind, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
GAMBICA is the national organisation representing the interests of companies in the instrumentation, control, automation and laboratory technology industry in the UK. The diverse nature of the industry is reflected in the five industry sectors represented by the Association:-
GAMBICA consists of 220 member companies and the industry it represents currently contributes £5.8bn to UK GDP.
GAMBICA provides a wide spectrum of services to its members including:-
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