School of Engineering launches Engineering150 engineering150.eng.ed.ac.uk

The School of Engineering invites our alumni to join us as we celebrate 150 years since Queen Victoria bestowed the first Regius Chair of Engineering in the UK to the University of Edinburgh

Professor Dame Ann Dowling, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, visited the School to launch our Engineering150 celebrations on 24 January 2018.

Dame Ann delivered the Regius Engineering Lecture, titled ‘Engineering a Future for All – the Power of Education, Research and Innovation’ at the Royal Society of Edinburgh.

The School also hosted its Women in Engineering careers event, where alumnae spoke with students about their careers since graduating. Undergraduate and postgraduate students attended the event and had the chance to network with Dame Ann and the alumnae speakers, ask questions and seek advice. Dame Ann also met with members of the student teams HYPED, Formula Student and Innspace, who outlined their achievements to date and plans for the future.

Head of School Professor Hugh McCann and Professor Gordon Masterton showed Dame Ann the new Engineering150 timeline which has been installed in the Sanderson Building.

The HYPED team outlined their achievements to date including their participation in the SpaceX Hyperloop Challenge in California. They are an interdisciplinary student team developing Hyperloop technology, a high-speed intercity mass transport system.

A Women in Engineering careers event took place during the launch. Alumnae spoke to current students about their experiences and offered advice for women entering the engineering industry.

Register your interest for the Engineering150 Alumni Weekend

We would like to invite you back to your School for an Alumni Weekend on 5-6 October 2018

Reunion dinners will be facilitated on Friday 5 October, with the main alumni activities planned for Saturday 6 October 2018. Each Discipline will be organising tours and demonstrations on the Saturday daytime and social activities on the Saturday evening.

Activities will include tours of current School labs and facilities, demonstrations by staff and students, and social events with your fellow classmates. Register your interest to attend the weekend and we'll be in touch with more details about accommodation discounts, the schedule of events and how to get in touch with your former classmates and colleagues.


Professor Jason Reese, current Regius Chair of Engineering, will be delivering his Inaugural Lecture on 30 May 2018.

Engineering150 Anniversary Ball

In celebration of the School’s Engineering150 achievements, the School of Engineering is hosting an all-school Engineering Ball in the impressive surroundings of Dynamic Earth on 9 March.

Guests will be treated to a three course meal, drinks reception and entertainment during the evening. The ball is being organised by the Engineering Society in collaboration with the Engineering150 working group.

Tickets are £30, please get in touch if you would like more information or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities.

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