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Title: Thameswey Young Members


1
Thameswey Young Members
Mission YM Possible September 2008
2
Introduction
  • VISION
  • Improving the world through engineering
  • PURPOSE AND VALUES
  • To lead and promote professional engineering
    through integrity, respect for people and the
    environment, high ethical standards, innovation
    and professionalism.
  • SUPPORT KEY THEMES
  • Energy
  • The Environment
  • Transport
  • Education

3
Thameswey Region
Exec Committees 2007/2008
Chair Jennie Gloster and Jon Hursthouse Vice
Chair Drew Ashton-Smith Treasurer Adam Fox
and Simon Gale Secretary Andrea Lee and Leilia
Broadley
4
Mercedes Benz World VisitOctober 2007
The Thameswey Young Members Panel organised a
visit to Mercedes World near Brooklands, that
took place on Saturday 13th October 2007. This
visit along with most YM events was totally free
to attend. The visit included a 1 hour guided
tour through the museum, containing 100
Mercedes Benz vehicles, past and present. The
package also included a 3D simulator ride, use of
the interactive lab facilities and a short film
on the history of Mercedes Benz at Brooklands.
 The YMP also arranged optional 15 min passenger
rides, by an experienced test driver in a
Mercedes Benz AMG. The vehicles were pushed to
the limit, over a variety of circuits including a
wet skid pad, 2 handling circuits, wet straight
and dynamic area
5
IMechE Open eveningNovember 2007 September 2008
  • The Thameswey Region of the IMechE has always
    been proud to hold a high concentration of
    Professional Engineers. This statistic has always
    provided a massive platform for engineering
    diversity across our boundaries.
  • This diversity is well represented by the
    Regional Committee that works hard to produce a
    comprehensive program of events, lectures, visits
    and seminars to reflect your needs as
    Professional Engineers. Historically, members
    interests have been well served by a hard working
    and loyal committee, but to provide continued
    support for IMechE activity and produce an
    ongoing, ever varied series of events, help is
    needed.
  • Members of all grades and all ages can help out,
    if you have a desire and a passion to promote the
    profession and the Institution then you might be
    able to assist. The time commitment is not huge,
    it wont cost you anything but we can guarantee
    that it will be enjoyable and beneficial to your
    continued professional development

6
Christmas Party 13th December 2007
  • Venue Walkabout Reading central to region
  • A chance for existing members to network and
    celebrate the Festive Season
  • Possibility of drawing in new young members
  • Attendance16 people

Drew A-S and Alex Bateman
Adam Foxand Andrea Lee
7
Dennis Beard Lecture Seriesthroughout 2008
  • In his usual charismatic style, Dennis has
    entertained young mechanical engineers in the
    Thameswey area throughout 2008, by delivering a
    selection of his (constantly well attended) talks
    geared towards developing the way engineers and
    other professionals behave in their work and
    private lives. With a background as a Chartered
    Engineer, and having formerly run the Business
    School at Reading University, Dennis was able to
    draw on his wealth of experience to offer hints,
    tips and advice, that are both effective, and
    easily applied in the workplace, often with
    striking results. The early talks have addressed
    topics ranging from modern management
    techniques including your interactions up and
    down the corporate ladder, to more personal
    techniques to help manage your own activities
    more effectively. Three more talks will be held
    in 2008 - keep an eye on the website for further
    details.
  • Management Performance and 21st century
  • The professional manager
  • The leadership and motivation of people
  • Senior/ subordinate relationship
  • Time management
  • Creating your future

8
Hogs Back Brewery TourMay 2008
  • It was a warm sunny day as IMechE members
    gathered for a tour around the Hogs Back brewery
    in Tongham. The brewery prides itself on the use
    of natural ingredients and traditional production
    techniques to produce its award winning ales. The
    tour began with an introduction to the raw
    ingredients and we were told how they are brought
    together in a myriad of ways to produce different
    colours, tastes and strengths of beer. The
    distances that staff travel to find the highest
    quality hops and yeast to ensure consistent
    production is impressive. We were shown the
    bottlingplant, the self cleaning brewing vessels
    and were told of the quality control procedures
    in place to maintain the reputation of the
    brewery.Given the samples that were available to
    try, the engineers present on the tour can
    certainly vouch for that!

9
Legal Obligations workshop-June 08
  • After a member of the panel attended one of his
    Legal Obligations for Engineers workshops at this
    years Essential Management Skills for Engineers
    conference at Keel University, Stephen agreed to
    run a second workshop for TYM panel in June of
    this year.
  • The workshop held at Charles Russell LPPs
    Guildford offices, was scenario based and allowed
    for many topics to be touched on and discussed,
    such as liability, torte and contract law.
  • Each attendee was invited to offer opinions on
    all topics, as Stephen guided the group through
    the evening, with the aid of the information
    packs that he had assembled. These packs included
    copies of the scenarios discussed and examples of
    how similar law suits had been fought according
    to the principals.
  • the young members who attended found that this
    was a beneficial event, which highlighted how
    much they didnt know about the legal side of the
    engineering professions.

10
ING Renault F1 Factory Tour July 2008
  • At just after 3pm we were introduced to Pat
    Symonds and shown a short presentation film about
    the facility and the sister facilities in France.
  • After the film the group were given a personal
    tour of the factory and site facilities by Pat
    and were given the rare opportunity to ask as
    many questions as possible.
  • The areas visited included
  • Metallic and fibre composites workshops
  • Rapid proto typing ,where components can be
    modelled and printed out to enable more
    efficient use of designers and manufacturing
    times
  • New super computer facility Renaults brand new
    facility, which had only been open a week.
  • Testing Rigs which enable the engineers to
    programme in how the car would react as it drives
    over different F1 circuits
  • The group were also taken to the wind tunnel
    facility but unfortunately werent allowed in to
    the tunnel as next years car was being tested
    and it is not yet at the stage where the public
    are allowed to view it.

11
Firetrace Lecture Demo
15th July 2008 Venue Hart District Council
Civic Offices
  • Ignite some enthusiasm for education Firetrace
    15 seconds and the fire is out
  • Lecture Demo provided by Entrepreneur Dave
    Melton, founder of the company Firetrace.
  • Dave demonstrated a large number of Firetrace
    systems, with live exciting experiments
  • Educated delegates about Tubeology his study
    and development of the bursting plastic
    tube,valves and extinguishing liquids that save
    lives by preventing large fires.
  • Described Firetraces associated systems suitable
    for use in cars, boats, computer systemsand
    explained how he created his own luck when it
    came to business.
  • Other thought provoking demonstrations included a
    crisp packet that played music, candlesthat pump
    water and a problem solving exercise to find a
    solution to balancing six nails on top of one
    nail head.
  • Dave applies the same interesting approach to
    explaining his business and creating
    solutionslike the PyroPlug a device which
    turns off the electricity when a fire is
    detected.
  •  
  • Firetrace 15 seconds and the fire is out

12
Business plan
Promotes mechanical engineering to the general
public
Improves added value
Supports YMB business plan
To provide an outward facing point of contact to
YMs in the Thameswey Region
Deliver lectures and events in line with the 4
key themes
13
Interaction with other boards and institutions
  • TYMP takes as many opportunities as possible to
    establish links with other panels.
  • TYMP currently share a Goggle Doc with the IET
    sharing events information. This facility is also
    used by local IChemE, ICE, I of MMM, BCS and
    other IMechE area/regional panels
  • YMB exec Jon Hursthouse
  • YMB Alexandra Bateman
  • Key themes Sunit Mistry
  • Schools/ education Liaison- Rob Carr
  • Thameswey Region Jon Hursthouse
  • Reading area Jon Hursthouse
  • Farnborough and Guildford area Adam Fox
  • Royal Aero Soc Simon Vaitkevicius
  • IED- Simon Vaitkevicius

14
Succession planning
  • Meetings.
  • TYMP meets on a monthly basis to discuss ideas
    and issues that have been cascaded down through
    the area and regional panels.
  • These meetings are open to all new panel members
    to turn up and get involved in what we do.
  • Panel Committee
  • To enable members of the panel to develop and to
    aid with the running of the panel TYMP offers the
    roles of Chairman, Vice Chair, Treasurer
    ,Secretary, Publicity officer and website
    officer. These positions are reviewed and elected
    annually at the AGM or as the situation allows.

SET Most members of TYMP are involved in schools
mentoring and or are Science, Engineering and
Technology Ambassadors.
15
Publicity and Communication
  • Jon Hursthouse
  • Event emails
  • Drew Ashton-Smith
  • Newsletter
  • Alexandra Bateman
  • TYMP web site

16
The Future - 2008 and Beyond
  • Scrap box challenge
  • Speak Out For Engineering
  • Cooling the Planet

Get Registered events Technical visits Panel
representation at YMB, Region and area
panels Life skills workshops and lectures Social
and networking opportunities To maintain
interactions with other panels and develop
interactions with local universities
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