The IET to bring World Land Speed Record Holder Andy Green To India

IET_Logo The Institution of Engineering and Technology will bring British Fighter Pilot and current world land speed record holder Wg Cdr Andy Green to India in November. Andy will be in Bengaluru and Chennai to deliver the IET’s Lord Austin Prestige Lecture on project BLOODHOUND, a supersonic car aiming to set a new world land speed record of 1,000 mph (1,609 kmph).

UK-based IET is an international professional society for the engineering community and has a strong presence in India, with over 10,000 members. The IET works closely with industry, schools, colleges and government to facilitate the exchange of ideas and promote the positive role of science, engineering and technology in the world. As part of its sector activities, the IET hosts Prestige Lectures in India focusing on key initiatives and issues in a particular sector. The Lord Austin lecture focuses on the transport and related sectors in honour of Lord Herbert Austin, founder of the Austin Motor Company. Project BLOODHOUND was chosen as the topic for this year’s lecture, as it brings to fore innovation, excellence and deep engineering intelligence and is in keeping with the IET’s mission to Inspire, Inform and Influence.

Project BLOODHOUND is an international education initiative focused on achieving the next land speed record of 1,000mph (1,609 kmph). The primary aim of this project to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by showcasing these subjects in the most exciting way possible, by designing, building and racing the ultimate jet and rocket powered car.

“We are very excited to host Wg Cdr Andy Green in India” said Azra Fathima, who has been leading the lecture initiative as Head of Marketing and Communications at IET India. “At the IET Lord Austin lecture we will have the opportunity to hear from the man who, along with a brilliant team, is engineering not just a world record that will culminate in 2016, but a global inspiration; one that will serve to remind coming generations on the limitless possibilities of science, engineering, technology and mathematics. ” she added.

The lectures will be held in at the Infosys campus in Electronics City, Bengaluru on November 13th and at SRM University in Chennai on November 14th.

The event is free to attend and open to all. To attend the lecture, please visit http://events.theiet.in/LordAustin2014/ for pre-registration.

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