• Q&A with Sharon Harris from Forterra

    Forterra Plant Manager at the aircrete block production facility in Hams Hill, Coleshill, UK, Sharon Harris, speaks to Idha Valeur about her career in construction. Appointed to the position in July 2018, making her the company’s first female plant manager, Harris is responsible for overseeing the production of construction products including Thermalite aircrete blocks.
  • YMC Future Materials Conference

    YMC Future Materials Conference at the University of Leeds
  • Enhancing your career prospects: Getting Chartered without headaches

    For early career materials, minerals and mining scientists and engineers, the process towards Chartership may seem daunting and its benefits may not be initially obvious. To support the journey towards Chartership, the IOM3 Younger Members’ Committee (YMC) hosted a Chartership event with two key speakers.
  • Women in Engineering: A Level Playing Field?

    According to the Women’s Engineering Society, women only make up 12.37% of all engineers in the UK. What is stopping more women pursuing a career in engineering? Is this trend changing? And, importantly, are we doing enough to encourage women down this crucial and rewarding career path?
  • Females embrace brick industry

    Government targets and recruiters desperate for people with the right skills are helping women be embraced in the brick making industry.
  • Q&A with Dr Rachael Ambury from Element Six

    Senior Scientist and Project Lead at Element Six, Dr Rachael Ambury CEng CSci FIMMM, winner of the IOM3 Robert Perrin Award for commitment to outreach activities, talks to Idha Valeur about the importance of outreach work.
  • Fighting for diversity and equality in STEM

    This month we highlight people who are consistently working to create a more diverse and equal STEM sector. Idha Valeur talks to Natalie Cheung and Siena Castellon, who are committed to improving and increasing acceptance in STEM careers.
  • Mary Lawson of Institute of Clay Technology Scotland branch talks history

    The former president shares experiences testing brick and concrete absorbency, and life just after the marriage bar.
  • 15 under 30

    IOM3 is looking to the future and celebrating young talent and ambition. Idha Valeur talks to the ones to watch in STEM.
  • Get talking – President’s message

    IOM3 President Serena Best highlights the need for collaboration and inclusivity as the Institute moves forward.

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