The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering was launched on 17 November 2011 and is supported by BAE Systems and other major engineering and technology companies including Sony, Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover. The prize will inspire future generations of engineers who will be vital in maintaining BAE Systems’ pipeline of engineering talent.
The prize will be awarded every two years and be judged by an international team of academics and industry leaders including Professor John Hennessey, President of Stanford University, Professor Brian Cox, OBE, Particle Physicist and Diane Greene, Director of Google.
A message from HM The Queen stated:
“Over the past 60 years, I have had the privilege of seeing how engineering developments can make a profound impact on people’s lives. I am delighted to lend my support to this prize and I hope that is inspires many more people across the globe to develop life changing engineering creations in the years to come.”
Dick Olver, Chairman of BAE Systems is delighted with the royal encouragement adding:
“Engineering is at the heart of technological innovation and plays an ever increasing role in helping to solve the world’s most vexing problems, yet, historically, we haven’t had a global prize to recognize the field’s major accomplishments. BAE Systems is extremely proud to support the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and we look forward to celebrating the technological advances the Prize is sure to identify in the years to come.”
To find our more see http://www.qeprize.org/