ACR Journal

NEWS 08 IOR partners with STEMAZING The Institute of Refrigeration has joined forces with STEMAZING, an initiative dedicated to promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and championing diversity and inclusion. As part of the partnership, three female IOR members will be o ered a place at STEMAZING’s training academy which will prepare them to present engaging interactive activities aimed at 7-9-year-olds, while providing them with additional skills in presentation and public speaking. IOR president Graeme Fox said: “Our members have had tremendous success in promoting the industry in schools and we’re glad that more and more of us will be able to engage with young people and spread the word about the benefits of a career in RACHP. We’re also delighted to o er this unique personal development opportunity and to show the IOR’s commitment to its members’ career progression and personal growth.” Lisa-Jayne Cook, chair of the IOR’s Women in RACHP Network, said: “This initiative is a great tool to help us raise awareness with young people at a formative stage in their lives, and help create tomorrow’s diverse RACHP workforce, which our network is committed to.” The partnership is one of three IOR initiatives which will be launched in the coming year to engage with young people. The second will be an RACHP Ambassador “tool kit” including equipment to run experiments in schools, books and exercises and a menu of practical activities for inspiration and a stand/T- shirt/giveaways will be available for use by members in school and career settings. Finally, the existingwww.fantasticfridges. com schools website that features science games for children and careers information will be expanded to cover more advanced topics such as energy e ciency, basic calculations in RACHP and innovation aimed at the 16+ age group. To find out more about the IOR’s latest education news, visit For more about STEMAZING Academy see February | March 2023 Volume 9 No.2 WELCOME RETURN FOR CLIMALIFE EVENT Climalife welcomed guests to its first face-to-face Technical Event since 2019 at Sedgebrook Hall in Northamptonshire. Speakers from Climalife, Chemours, Dehon Group, Exxon- Mobil, Honeywell and Moove Lubricants delivered a series of presentations covering the world of refrigerants, lubrication and heat transfer fluids. Presentations were tailored around future challenges and what the industry must do right now to not only stay on track with legislative and environmental goals but also to get ahead of the curve to be prepared for bigger changes ahead. Topics such as energy e ciency and the need to consider the total cost of ownership when it came to product choice were key – and particularly relevant in these times when the cost of living is rising for everyone. Mel Summers, marketing manager at Climalife, said: “Feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all our guests. These types of events do take a lot of organising but are always so rewarding when you see and hear the great benefits they bring, including the networking opportunities. We have important messages to share and a wealth of expertise within our team and strong partner relationships – all available to support customers in any way that we can.” For more information on future Climalife events, please contact . @climalife FIND US ON: The low GWP refrigerant specialist! IDS Refrigeration Limited The expert in eco-efficient solutions to service the industry 0117 980 2520

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