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James Watt 2019 Bicentenary

2019 marks 200 years since the death of James Watt, a scientist, inventor and engineer who changed the world.  James Watt contributed to steam-engine development, the creation of the world’s first commercial copying machine and understanding of energy, gases and electricity. His improvements to the steam engine drove the Industrial Revolution. His success was so great that a unit of power was named a Watt in his honour.

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde are proud to be hosting the Strathclyde James Watt Event Event Series in honour of his achievements. Find out more below on the events happening in 2019, with some being open to the public to register to attend.

  • Wed

    Faculty of Engineering Public Lecture - Thales

    “The software now has eyes!”, delivered by William Alexander, Technical Director Optronics, Thales UK

  • Wed

    An Evening with NASA Public Lecture

    As part of the Scottish Space School outreach programme, with guest speakers NASA Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock, (STS-120, Expedition 24/25) and NASA Engineer Heather Paul.

  • Tue

    International Workshop on Satellite Constellations & Formation Flying

    The Aerospace Centre of Excellence at the University of Strathclyde is proud to host the 10th International Workshop on Satellite Constellations and Formation Flying (IWSCFF). Registration is still open for the event.

  • Mon

    Celebrating the Genius of James Watt

    The Faculty of Engineering are inviting S4 school pupils from Inverclyde, the birth place of James Watt, to come to Strathclyde for a practical outreach programme, giving an insight into Engineering study. 

  • Thu

    Department of DMEM 30th Anniversary Celebration

    Our Department of Design, Manufacture & Engineering Management are celebrating their 30th anniversary in 2019, and are looking forward to celebrating with staff, students, alumni and industry partners during this celebration event. The event is by invitation only, but for more details please email dmem-adminteam@strath.ac.uk 

  • Wed

    Gala Dinner

    Our Gala dinner provides an opportunity for students and representatives from the engineering industry to get together in a relatively informal atmosphere. The networking event is unique within the UK and has grown substantially since it was first established in 2000 making this year the 20th anniversary of the event. For more information on the event, and to enquire about attending visit the website or email gala@strath.ac.uk