What a year it has been for IOM3. 2019 marked 150 years since the Iron and Steel Institute was formed. To mark this year, IOM3 has put together a video with all the highlights from the past 12 months of events and activities.
In the lead up to Christmas, IOM3 is pleased to launch its final window display of 2019 on the theme of gallium-nitride-based LEDs, inspired by the work of Professor Sir Colin Humphreys CBE FRS FREng FIMMM , Past President of IOM3 (2002–2003)
The Institute has embarked on a major digital transformation project – named Project Optimus - that will deliver a new database and member portal early in 2020, followed by the integration of our other administration and communications systems and a brand new website by early 2021.
Since around the 1990s, the IOM3 information services team has been working hard on gathering research into women who made their mark in materials and minerals and who were part of the Institute’s long-standing history dating back 150 years. IOM3 is pleased to have now feature eight inspiring females on the Heritage Stairway based at the IOM3 London office.
On 12 November, IOM3 held its first Technology Communities Board Annual Forum in London. The aim of the forum was to introduce technical communities and divisional chairs to the Strategic Advisors and for the various IOM3 divisions to share best practices, challenges and to help shape the Institute’s events calendar going forward.
Following the success of the IOM3 Advisory Council elections and having confirmed 15 vacancies representing IOM3 Grades and Regions, the first meeting took place on 5 November to celebrate and officially welcome the new governance structure.