IET celebrates 150th anniversary with series of special STEM programmes on YouTube

04 May 2021

The IET_The 150 Show

The Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) is broadcasting a series of special STEM-themed magazine programmes online via YouTube to celebrate its 150th anniversary this month.

To celebrate its 150th anniversary on 17 May with the rest of the world, the IET is broadcasting a one-hour magazine programme each day of its anniversary week, called The 150 Show.

The 150 Show gives the IET an opportunity to mark this important milestone and to celebrate engineering with its 158,000 members across the world, as well as inspiring those from outside the science, technology, engineering & mathematics (STEM) community too.

IET President, Professor Danielle George said: “It’s not every year, or even every decade, that an institution reaches such an incredible milestone. I’m truly honoured to be President of the IET during its 150th anniversary year and I’m so excited to be presenting the 150 show.

Think of it like This Morning meets Saturday Kitchen meets the Gadget Show meets Tomorrow’s World! With an inspiring line-up of surprise guests and difference makers - you don’t want to miss it!

The 150 Show will be shown live on YouTube at 1pm every weekday during the week, but will also be available on demand. The programmes, filmed from its flagship venue & London headquarters, IET London: Savoy Place, will focus on digital futures, healthy lives, sustainability and climate change, hidden stories and youth engagement.

All of the shows will include interviews with inspirational engineers who are making a positive impact on our world, as well as Engineering Excellence Honorary Fellows, STEM Personality of the Year winners, rising stars and IET experts, among others! The IET will be announcing the 150 Show line up across its social media channels very soon.

Presenting across the week is IET President, Professor Danielle George, and co-host, maths teacher, writer & TV personality, Bobby Seagull – and they’ll be talking to a range of exciting guests. From professors to engineers, to CEOs and TV personalities, such as Carol Vorderman and Konnie Huq, to IET Engineering Excellence Honorary Fellows, rising stars and IET experts – the week is jam-packed with guests.

Each episode of The 150 Show will feature IET Youth STEM Personality of the Year winner, Callum Daniel, who will be bringing an exciting experiment every day that viewers can follow along with at home. A 'bakeneering' segment will also feature Great British Bake Off finalist, Andrew Smyth, who will be taking on a different type of technical challenge.

Topics will include:
•    The Health Edition [17th May]: the future of digital healthcare technologies; the development the Oxford COVID vaccine; assistive technologies; health optimisation...
•    The Green Edition [18th May]: climate change; sustainable fashion; packet-less food; electric motorsport...
•    The People Edition [19th May]: what it means to be an engineer; how engineering is open to everyone; its impact on all of society...
•    The Digital Edition [20th May]: what will tomorrow’s world look like?...
•    The Youth Edition [21st May]: showing the next generation that they can make a difference in this world through STEM...

To find out more about the IET’s 150th anniversary and the 150 show, please visit: theiet.org/150 and celebrate150.theiet.org/whats-happening/the-150-show/


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