QEPrize pays tribute to Her Majesty The Queen
Lord Browne of Madingley, Chairman of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering Foundation, said:
“Trustees, judges and staff of the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Throughout her reign, Her Majesty has witnessed the profound impact that engineering developments have had on lives around the world, and her service and admiration to what she termed a ‘noble profession’ has been unwavering.
From enlisting in the Auxiliary Territorial Service as a Subaltern during World War II, to driving a tube train during the launch of the Victoria Line, and opening several bastions of modern engineering, such as the Severn Bridge, Channel Tunnel, and Diamond Light Source synchrotron facility, Her Majesty’s personal connection to engineering has been evident. In 2011, we were honoured when Her Majesty gave her name to the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering and in 2013 she awarded the inaugural prize to the inventors of the Internet and World Wide Web.
We are proud to maintain the legacy of Her Majesty’s support to engineering by continuing not only to celebrate the greatest achievements in modern engineering, but also to encourage and inspire young people from across the world to follow their curiosity and take up the world’s toughest challenges as the engineers of tomorrow.”
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