Tina Cardy is Director of Communications at The Institution of Structural Engineers. Here she explains the many ways you can learn about structural engineers and their crucial work by following us online.
Over the last few years the Institution has really expanded its presence on social media as we tap into the huge enthusiasm there is out there for all things structural engineering. I’m proud to say that we recently reached 10,000 followers on Twitter, where we post regular updates on everything from events, awards, publications and education initiatives to breaking news and interesting image and video content. If you’re interested in engineering then why not follow us?
If Twitter’s not your thing there are many other great ways to access this content: our Facebook page (almost as popular with 8000 likes) offers similar updates about the huge range of structural engineering activity taking place around the world. We love to show off the remarkable work of our membership! Both Twitter and Facebook also provide links to blogs written by our outstanding members, discussing everything from careers and education to interesting projects and engineering history.
If video is your thing then our YouTube channel hosts a number of great videos, including interviews with promising young engineers, Structural Award winners, and shared content from other engineering organisations, like this wonderful interview with Institution Fellow, Jo Da Silva, made by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Anyone with an interest in engineering should take a look at our social media channels, get involved with the discussion, and let us know what you think of our activity: Is there anything you’d like to see more of? Is there anything missing? Tweet, message or comment and let us know!