Institute launches World Lecture Competition for Young People
The Institute is introducing a new event for young people the World
Lecture Competition. The Institute's UK Young Persons' Lecture Competition
has grown substantially in the last ten years, and has received sustained
support from the 50 local societies across the UK. The quantity and
quality of entries, both from industry and academia, has been outstanding,
and the event is seen by students and young graduates in the materials,
minerals and mining community as a tremendous opportunity to develop their
presentation and technical skills.
With a quarter of its 22,000 members residing outside the UK, the Institute
has sought a means to involve other non-UK younger members to join in this
event. For the last two years, the Institute of Materials (East Asia), a
branch of IOM3 based in Singapore, has conducted a local competition under
the same rules as the UK event, and the winner from the Singapore event has
been invited to compete in the UK final. Such a growth of interest persuaded
the Institute that a global competition could be sustained in its own right,
and as a result the Younger Members' Committee is organising the inaugural
World Young Persons' Lecture Competition this year.
The first IOM3 World Lecture Competition Final will take place at the
Institute's London headquarters on 21 June 2005. Finalists from Singapore,
Hong Kong, USA, South Africa and the UK will compete for the coveted world
title and significant prize. An event of this nature understandably requires
a major global sponsor, and Rolls-Royce has agreed in principal to sponsor a
significant portion of this event.
Chief Executive of the Institute, Dr Bernie Rickinson, is firmly supporting
the competition. OCommunication and presentation skills are vitally
important for any career. Building upon the tremendous interest shown by
young people for the UK Lecture competition, this new global event positions
the Institute as the international focus for young people in our community.
I would fully expect to see additional overseas branches taking part in
The World Lecture Competition final for 2005 will take place in conjunction
with the 4th Materials Research Conference, which is being organised by the
Younger Members' Committee. This event provides an opportunity for Younger
Members to present their research to peers, perfect presentation skills, and
network with other younger members of the Institute. For further details,
For further enquiries relating to the World Lecture Competition, contact Dr
Brett Suddell, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date Posted: 27 April 2005