VACANT APPRENTICESHIP PLACES THREATEN TO DERAIL MANUFACTURING REVIVAL

Article Source: The Engineer Manufacturing’s recent growth could be hampered if apprenticeship places remain vacant, warns West Midlands training provider. This stark assessment has been made by Gareth Jones, joint managing director at In-Comm Training, who said his firm has over 100 positions – all attached to high value engineering jobs – that are available immediately. There is, however, an apparent a reluctance for people … Continue reading VACANT APPRENTICESHIP PLACES THREATEN TO DERAIL MANUFACTURING REVIVAL

ANCIENT ROMAN CONCRETE HAS LASTED FOR CENTURIES. OURS? NOT SO MUCH

Article source: The Washington Post Image credit: The Pantheon in Rome is seen in August 2017. The ancient Romans perfected their concrete mix — one that gets stronger with time — around 30 B.C. (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images) Is there anyone around here who knows how to make concrete? Make it properly, I mean? We recently heard that 1,700 concrete panels at five stations along the Silver Line … Continue reading ANCIENT ROMAN CONCRETE HAS LASTED FOR CENTURIES. OURS? NOT SO MUCH

FEMALE ENGINEERS SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CHANGE THEIR PERSONALITIES TO GET BY

Article Source: FE News Peter Finegold is Head of Education in the Engineering Policy Unit of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers The most effective way of ensuring that women remain in engineering and technology is to create working environments where they feel free to be themselves. The UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Review and the #MeTooanti-harassment campaign have highlighted the challenges women may face in the workplace. The … Continue reading FEMALE ENGINEERS SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO CHANGE THEIR PERSONALITIES TO GET BY

NETWORK RAIL LAUNCHES DIGITAL STRATEGY TO TRANSFORM RAILWAY TRAVEL

Article Source: IMechE The government and Network Rail have launched the Digital Railway strategy, a plan to transform Britain’s railways by rolling out new technology. The plan has been in consultations since 2015, but will be officially announced today by transport secretary Chris Grayling and Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne. New digital technology will allow additional services by enabling trains to run closer together, … Continue reading NETWORK RAIL LAUNCHES DIGITAL STRATEGY TO TRANSFORM RAILWAY TRAVEL

ENGINEERING SUPERHEROES – WEARABLE’S GIVE POWERS BUT CAUSE CONCERNS

Article Source: IMechE A new generation of wearable devices is giving workers superhuman powers. They might improve efficiency and safety records for companies, but could they fundamentally change what it means to be an engineer? Aaron Windmüller is standing in London’s ExCeL centre, one arm stuck out with his palm flat and his middle and ring finger bending back towards his wrist. Thumb, index and … Continue reading ENGINEERING SUPERHEROES – WEARABLE’S GIVE POWERS BUT CAUSE CONCERNS

TECH LEADER JOINS ENGINEERINGUK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Article Source: EngineeringUK EngineeringUK has today announced the appointment of Jacqui Ferguson as a trustee. Jacqui brings a wealth of experience in digital transformation in the global tech industry. Jacqui is the former CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services UK, Ireland, Middle East Mediterranean and Africa, with extensive global experience including living and working in Silicon Valley for 3 years. Prior to Hewlett Packard she … Continue reading TECH LEADER JOINS ENGINEERINGUK BOARD OF TRUSTEES

SMART STICKERS TURN THE HUMAN BODY INTO A TOUCHPAD

Article Source: IMechE Researchers at Saarland University have developed smart sensors built into stickers, which could be attached to the skin to control mobile devices. The sensors make it possible, for the first time, to precisely capture touches on the body very precisely. “The human body offers a large surface that is easy to access, even without eye contact,” explains Jurgen Steimle, a professor of … Continue reading SMART STICKERS TURN THE HUMAN BODY INTO A TOUCHPAD

GOOGLE’S GV ON WHY INVESTMENT SUCCESS ISN’T ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

Article Source: Wired Google’s venture capital arm is doing things differently to create a breeding ground for companies with a social conscience From left: Tom Hulme, Krishna Yeshwant, Kate Aronowitz and Blake Byers, photographed at GV HQ, London Article: Nick Wilson When Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin asked neuroscientist Bill Maris to set up the company’s venture capital arm, Maris had two conditions: his … Continue reading GOOGLE’S GV ON WHY INVESTMENT SUCCESS ISN’T ALL ABOUT THE MONEY

ESA AND NASA TO INVESTIGATE BRINGING MARTIAN SOIL BACK TO EARTH

Article Source: The Engineer The European Space Agency (ESA) and NASA have announced plans to jointly explore missions to bring samples of Martian soil back to Earth. Artists impression of a sample-carrying rocket being launched from the Martian surface. Image: NASA Whilst the discoveries made by a succession of probes and rovers have transformed our understanding of the solar system, the ability to analyse samples … Continue reading ESA AND NASA TO INVESTIGATE BRINGING MARTIAN SOIL BACK TO EARTH

IMECHE NEAR & OCEANIA REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2018

Article Source: IMechE Find out which candidates were nominated for the positions of Regional Chair and Regional Young Member Representative in the Institution’s North East Asia, and Oceania Regional elections 2018. North East Asia Region (NEAR) The Institution is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 North East Asia Regional Elections where both positions were elected unopposed.  We would like to welcome these newly elected … Continue reading IMECHE NEAR & OCEANIA REGIONAL ELECTIONS 2018