IOM3 news

News from our HQ and press room on IOM3 activities

The impact of COVID-19 on materials, minerals and mining communities

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The escalation of COVID-19 during 2020 has posed great challenges for individuals as well as organisations and has also led, in some cases, to new opportunities to rethink the way of working. This report considers the impact of the pandemic on several industries and examines what may lie ahead.

National Engineering Policy Centre launches The Sustainable Living Places report

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The Sustainable Living Places report, from the National Engineering Policy Centre, maps out a route to more sustainable places to live and work for stakeholders navigating complex planning, infrastructure and housing systems.

Member benefits – awards, medals/scholarships and bursaries

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In our latest member benefits, we look at the range of awards and scholarships and bursaries available from IOM3.

New Chair of Applied Earth Science Board – Mike Armitage

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Recently appointed Chair of the IOM3 Applied Earth Science Board, Mike Armitage works for SRK Consulting, a mining consultancy, as a Corporate Consultant based in Cardiff, Wales.

IOM3 digital transformation and rebranding update

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The first phase of the IOM3 digital transformation project was launched at the end of January, consisting of a fully functioning membership management system and new Member Portal that allows members to update their details, select their technical and communications preferences, pay subscription fees, download invoices for past payments and access all our online Member Benefits, as well as providing online joining for new members

IOM3 responds to Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into E-Waste and the Circular Economy

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IOM3 has submitted written evidence to the Environmental Audit Committee’s inquiry into Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy that was re-launched in March 2020. This inquiry explores how the UK could reduce its environmental impact, create economic opportunities and maintain access to critical materials by better managing and minimising its e-waste.

IOM3 members recognised in Women’s Engineering Society’s Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability

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Today, on International Women in Engineering Day, IOM3 members Professor Rachel Oliver FIMMM and Dr Mi Tian MIMMM have been recognised in the Women’s Engineering Society’s (WES) Top 50 Women in Engineering: Sustainability. Rachel and Mi Tian will be presented with their awards virtually later this year.

Starpack Schools and Students Awards ceremony to be held virtually for the first time

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The 2020 Students and Schools Starpack Award will take place for the first time virtually in a first ever awards ceremony hosted by Andy Miller held on Wednesday 24 June at 14:00 BST for schools and 16:00 BST for students. The winners will be presented with their awards with comments from the judges and prizes.

Two IOM3 Fellows awarded ASM Henry Marion Howe Medal for 2020

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Two IOM3 Fellows and professors from The University of Manchester – Professor Philip Withers FIMMM and Professor Michael Preuss FIMMM – both of the Department of Materials have received the ASM Henry Marion Howe Medal for 2020.

Further large-scale job cuts announced

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As the pandemic continues, more companies are announcing large-scale cuts to their workforce to offset the impacts of COVID-19.

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