Thought for the month
“The great tragedy of science - the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.”
Thomas Huxley, Scientist (1825-95).
Monday, 19 December 2011
Engineering royally acknowledged
The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced the creation of The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering. A new global award which celebrates truly outstanding advances in engineering that have created significant benefit to humanity. The £1 million Prize will be awarded in the name of Her Majesty The Queen to an individual or a team of up to three people, of any nationality, directly responsible for advancing the positive application of engineering knowledge. The Prize will be international and will be awarded biennially, the first being presented in Spring 2013. Nominations will be sought in early 2012 from appropriate organisations worldwide, including engineering and science academies, universities, research organisations and companies. In looking for the winners, the judging panel will be seeking outstanding engineering-led advances that have produced tangible and widespread public benefit.