Enter the Early Career Essay Prize 2022

IF you are in the early stages of your career then enter the IPEM Essay Prize 2022.

This is the third year of the IPEM/Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) joint Essay Prize, which is open to members of either organisation who are in the early stages of their career, typically within 10-15 years of graduation or of commencing their relevant employment.

The essay should be a maximum of 1,000 words and should be understood by members of the general public.

The title of the 2022 essay is: ‘Significant impacts on healthcare through Biomedical Engineering in the next five to 15 years’. The closing date for entries is Monday 27 June.

The winning essay will be published in SCOPE and there is also a prize of £500 and an IPEM Gold Medal for the winner.

Charitable objectives

Professor Stephen O’Connor, IPEM’s Immediate Past President, said: ‘We had some fantastic entries for last year’s Essay Prize, which was won by Edward Peake, a Clinical Scientist in Magnetic Resonance Imaging at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

‘I would encourage as many of our early career healthcare scientists to enter the competition and we look forward to receiving your entries.’

WCSIM is one of the modern livery companies of the City of London and a charity which promotes the craft of scientific instrument making and the exchange of ideas and information by members and guests through meetings, visits, lectures and social events. WCSIM provides opportunities for members to encourage and support younger members and engage with schools at careers’ fairs and support STEM days. The Livery encourages young people to participate in scientific instrumentation through grants, prizes, scholarships and apprenticeships. The Livery has relationships with a number of universities as well as the armed forces and the Arkwright Scholarship Scheme. 

A link between IPEM and WCSIM meets the charitable objectives of both organisations.

Essay Prize 2022