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Orr Inspiring

I would like to thank President Orr for his excellent address last week. I was one of the few undergraduates present and I was inspired by his words about the value of civil engineering to society.
I would encourage all students who missed the event to take the time to download and watch the address from the ICE website.

Orr highlighted the key issues we need to be promoting throughout society in order to gain recognition for the unsung heroes of engineering.
What's more, I believe that it is only though informing young people of the roles which engineers play in society, and particularly of the opportunities available to them to get involved with engineering, that we can inspire more people into the engineering industry.

Informing these potential engineers is not the sole responsibility of the committees of the great Institutions, but the responsibility of all engineers. Take pride in your achievements and promote the industry and your experience within it.

Whether you are a student or a ICE fellow you still have the ability to inspire others. This is the only way we will get the recognition, which I regularly read, we deserve in the letters section.

DAVID ROWLINSON, Hertford College, University of Oxford, david.rowlinson@hertford.ox.ac.uk

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