INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN STEM LEADERS

The Royal Academy of Engineering will be hosting the 10th Young Arab Women Leaders conference on 11 December, promoting the development of leadership skills in the next generation of young women leaders in STEM. The event, which is organised by the Arab International Women’s Forum (AIWF) in collaboration with the Academy, PwC and the World Bank, will involve guests and delegates from 40 different countries, including the UK, the … Continue reading INSPIRING THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN STEM LEADERS

TOMORROW’S CITIES – NIGHTMARE VISION OF THE FUTURE?

By Jane Wakefield BBC Technology reporter Image copyright THINKSTOCK Image caption Nighttime in the city but the sensors never sleep The connected city never sleeps. The thousands of sensors embedded in roads, sewers, water pipes, streetlights are busy collecting information day and night. Perhaps even your bin, which might also be tweeting. Sensor provider Enevo offers internet connection for bins in cities in Finland, the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Canada … Continue reading TOMORROW’S CITIES – NIGHTMARE VISION OF THE FUTURE?

APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY

Photo credit(Credit: iStock) Article Source: IMechE Apprenticeships are increasingly seen as a “viable alternative” to degrees, an IMechE expert has said, after a survey showed positive public attitudes to the career route. The IMechE poll of more than 2,000 people found 58% believe skilled apprenticeships offer more secure job prospects than a university education. The news comes after the government announced plans for a technical education … Continue reading APPRENTICESHIPS INCREASINGLY SEEN AS VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO UNIVERSITY

FEATURE: PEE POWER TO SMART PROSTHETICS – OUR TOP 5 UK INNOVATIONS OF THE YEAR

Engineers are constantly looking forwards; what problems are arising, and what solutions can be provided? Preparing and adapting for the future is key across all sectors and enables success for companies, universities and entrepreneurs. But as the afternoons darken and the Christmas tunes get louder, it can be equally useful to look back and examine the year’s success stories for inspiration. It was another innovative … Continue reading FEATURE: PEE POWER TO SMART PROSTHETICS – OUR TOP 5 UK INNOVATIONS OF THE YEAR

MORE SKILLED ENGINEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THE UK’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY VIABLE, IET RESEARCH SHOWS

By Jack Loughran IET News The government’s flagship industrial strategy will fail if the UK does not solve its shortage of skilled engineers, the IET has told ministers. Research conducted among 800 employers found that three out of five believed trying to recruit suitably qualified staff was a barrier to their business prospects. The 2017 Skills and Demand in Industry report showed that nearly two thirds (61 … Continue reading MORE SKILLED ENGINEERS NEEDED TO MAKE THE UK’S INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY VIABLE, IET RESEARCH SHOWS

HOW THE PERSONAL TOUCH COULD SUPERCHARGE STEM ENGAGEMENT

Article source: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/personal-stem-engagement/ 8th December 2017 9:24 am The key to properly engaging young people with engineering is showing how the subject is meaningful to an individual’s life writes Jennifer DeWitt – senior research associate at UCL Institute of Education. The issue of how to increase and broaden participation in engineering is long-established and widely recognised. A range of initiatives have been active for years and have certainly … Continue reading HOW THE PERSONAL TOUCH COULD SUPERCHARGE STEM ENGAGEMENT

YEAR OF ENGINEERING TARGETS OUTDATED PERCEPTIONS AND LACK OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

The 2018 Year of Engineering will tackle outdated perceptions of the profession and encourage diversity in the workforce, an MP has said. This week more than 30 MPs pledged their support for the national campaign, which aims to reduce the skills gap. The government will work with industry partners to raise the profile of engineering among young people aged 7-16, their teachers and parents. The … Continue reading YEAR OF ENGINEERING TARGETS OUTDATED PERCEPTIONS AND LACK OF WORKFORCE DIVERSITY

UK PROJECT AIMS FOR COMBINED PV AND THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEM

By Helen Knight 8th December 2017 8:34 am The Engineer With demand for clean and affordable energy ever increasing, a huge global effort is underway to improve the efficiency of solar power generation. But even the most efficient solar photovoltaic (PV) devices are typically designed to use only part of the spectrum from the sun’s rays to generate energy, meaning that most of the infrared part of the … Continue reading UK PROJECT AIMS FOR COMBINED PV AND THERMAL SOLAR SYSTEM

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY- THE WHITE PAPER

Read the full paper here THE APPROACH: Our consultation reinforced the importance of ve foundations of productivity – the essential attributes of every successful economy. These are Ideas, People, Infrastructure, Business Environment and Places. Our focus on them responds to the detailed feedback to the Green Paper. Our ve foundations align to our vision for a transformed economy – a transformation that is already taking … Continue reading INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY- THE WHITE PAPER

INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – THE 5 FOUNDATIONS

The UK has significant economic strengths on which we can build, but we need to do more to increase our productivity and make the most of our untapped potential right across the country. We will boost productivity and earning power across the country by focusing on the 5 foundations of productivity. Our 5 foundations support our vision for a transformed economy: Ideas: the world’s most … Continue reading INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY – THE 5 FOUNDATIONS