New Essay Prize launched

IPEM and the Worshipful Company of Scientific Instrument Makers (WCSIM) are pleased to announce the launch of a new essay prize. This prize is open to members of both organisations 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 1000 words and should be understood by members of the general public. The title of essay is 'Innovation and Communication: Scientific Instrumentation Improving Patient Outcomes'. The closing date for entries is 15 September.

IPEM and WCSIM will each nominate a judge.

A prize of £500 and an IPEM Gold Medal will be presented to the winner at one of the WCSIM’s social events (the October banquet) by Professor Stephen O'Connor, IPEM's President, and the Master of WCSIM.

The winning essay will be published in SCOPE and announced in the WCSIM’s regular news bulletin and placed on both institutions’ websites.

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 and could be mutually beneficial.