The Science Technologists Association was formed in 1948 and granted a certificate of incorporation in 1954 to become the Institute of Science Technology (IST) and in October 2007 the IST became the Institute of Science & Technology. Its past traditions lay in the promotion and development of the science and practice of laboratory science technology.
The Institute now reaches out to provide individual and focused professional support to a wide group of specialist, technical, and managerial colleagues in a broad range of environments such as science, engineering, industry, local authorities, schools, FE, HE, research/analytical/health facilities, government departments, and many more in the UK and overseas.
Its aim is to make the Institute all embracing. Recognition of professional standing is high on its agenda and, most importantly, expansion of the community of specialist, technical and managerial colleagues who work together to help make a difference and shape the future.