Institution Of Engineering And Technology Turns 150

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) celebrates its 150th anniversary today.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) celebrates its 150th anniversary and the rich history it holds dating back to 1871. To date, the IET has built a global community of 158,000 members, across 153 counties, spanning all disciplines of engineering and technology.

As one of the world’s oldest professional engineering institutions, the IET drives the sector across the globe to deliver solutions to advance all areas of society. Its heritage however is firmly rooted in electrical engineering and the foundation of the Society of Telegraph Engineers, which held its first meeting in London back in May 1871.

During its 150th anniversary year, the IET is sharing the magic of STEM with the wider society and highlighting how truly crucial it is to the world around us. It is also using this year to engage and inspire young people so that engineering and technology are seen as a force for good and key to solving many of the biggest challenges facing our world. 

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