Nick Weston, General Manager for Edinburgh at global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE). Fellowships help showcase the breadth of knowledge and intellectual standing that exist in Scotland. Weston has earned his fellowship principally from his work in product development in industrial metrology during his time at Renishaw. He is also an Associate Editor of the Journal of Precision Engineering and works with a number of academics on research programmes at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, and other institutions in the UK.
During his 25 years at Renishaw, Weston has been involved with a great number of innovations, including Renishaw’s multi-sensor 5-axis measurement system, REVO, which is now the gold standard for high-speed and accuracy metrology in the engineering industry. Weston has also worked with disruptive engineering technologies that are leading to new innovations in areas from additive manufacturing to miniature optical sensors.
“Weston’s fellowship continues to develop Renishaw’s relationship with universities our colleagues gain a better understanding about what future engineers are taught during their degrees,” commented Chris Pockett, Head of Communication at Renishaw. “Having colleagues who help shape future engineers’ education allows Renishaw to understand the expectations and skill set of future generations so we can support them throughout their careers. Renishaw can support these students further with access to resources that might not be available at a university, such as specific expertise or access to a number of larger, more advanced machines.”
“I have been nominated as one of 62 new fellows who have all been recognised for their expertise in areas ranging from engineering to philosophy by the RSE,” explained Weston. “As part of my fellowship, I help mentor the next generation of engineers. This gives me the opportunity to support the students, learn from their different perspectives about the industry and be inspired by them. Early career engineers and scientists can see past the accepted limitations that more experienced people often perceive as road blocks. Newly qualified engineers often suggest the most innovative ideas because they have a new perspective and are less likely to be constrained by traditional approaches that limit creativity, forcing us to rethink if an idea is achievable.”
As part of its education outreach programme Renishaw partners with universities, local schools, colleges and extracurricular groups to support future engineers from the outset of their career.
For further information on Renishaw’s educational outreach work, visit https://www.renishaw.com/en/education-outreach–34713.