24 May 2022

Gallery of engineers showcases impact, diversity and innovation 

Diversity and innovation

A Gallery of Engineers, which aims to showcase how truly diverse, innovative and exciting the engineering and technology professions are, has been unveiled at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

The IET asked the public to nominate any engineer or technician who has made a positive impact on the industry or the world, and we received hundreds of brilliant and diverse nominations.

The top 95 nominations, as decided by a review panel, are now celebrated at the stairwell gallery exhibition at IET London: Savoy Place. The review panel comprised some of the best minds across the engineering sector, including those with experience championing EDI, and some representatives from the IET.

The list features people from the past, including some of the well-known greats, to some who had been overlooked, as well as incredible people from today and those working on amazing things for the future.

A few of the outstanding people who have been included are LatchAid creator, Chen Mao Davies; engineer and LGBTQ+ right activist, Cel Welch; dedicated suffragette, Laura Annie Willson; and enigma codebreaker, Alan Turing – all individuals who have made a real difference for today and tomorrow.

Head of EDI at the IET, Dr Laura Norton, said: “I’m delighted to see the final collection of individuals nominated for recognition from our celebrating impact campaign. It showcases the true diversity of successful engineers and technologists throughout history and in the present day. These amazing individuals provide role models for the future generation and inspire us all.”

“At the IET we want to change outdated perceptions and showcase the diverse talent and creative careers in our sector, and this campaign helps us to do just that.”

The exhibition is now available to view at IET London: Savoy Place or you can learn more about the inspiring 95 engineers and technologists on its website.