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Rise in A-Level students taking maths and science

15 August 2013

The proportion of A-levels awarded top grades has fallen for the second year amid a rise in students taking science and maths.

PhD students awarded engineering scholarships

14 August 2013

Five exceptional engineering students have been awarded scholarships of up to £10,000 by the IET.

Engineering course applications on the rise

13 August 2013

Applications to practical university courses like engineering have risen by more than a quarter in the last five years.

German physicists stop motion of light for one minute

06 August 2013

German researchers have managed to halt the motion of light for one minute using glass-like crystals containing low concentration of ions of praseodymium.

‘Flying Laptop’ for small satellites developed by German students

05 August 2013

A super-fast and compact on-board computer for satellites of up to 130kg has been developed by the University of Stuttgart students.

Atmospheric research drones developed by UK scientists

02 August 2013

University of Southampton researchers are working on an unmanned aircraft that could help collect data about the atmosphere.

Maths graduates offered £20,000 to teach

01 August 2013

Maths graduates will be offered £20,000 to teach in colleges as part of a move to improve students’ numeracy.

Finance not poaching engineering graduates

31 July 2013

The myth that engineering graduates are poached by the finance industry appears to be fantasy, according to new figures.

Teleport 'unfeasible' according to physics students

30 July 2013

A group of University of Leicester students has calculated the energy, time and data capacity required to teleport one person from Earth to Space.

Robot bartender takes up job in German bar

29 July 2013

A robot bartender has recently taken up duty in a futuristic bar in the eastern German town of Ilmenau.

Exeter students win global Microsoft competition

26 July 2013

Four University of Exeter students have won the Microsoft Imagine Cup World Innovation Competition, which aims to find the best app developing talent worldwide.

Professional 3D design software for F1 in Schools teams

19 July 2013

Formula One in schools has partnered with Autodesk to offer students participating in the F1 in Schools programme free access to the company’s professional 3D design software.

Cambridge students win AUV challenge

18 July 2013

Cambridge students have won 2013’s Student Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Challenge – Europe (SAUC-E).

Recycled computers for schools in Swaziland

18 July 2013

Computer Aid, a London-based charity has helped to computerise all secondary schools in Swaziland, recycling computers no longer wanted by private companies.

Female STEM students keen to stay in industry

17 July 2013

A recent survey of over 500 female undergraduates studying STEM degrees shows that the vast majority are heading happily for careers related to their degree.

UK solar challenge team set to shine

12 July 2013

A British racing team is preparing for the World Solar Challenge, a gruelling 3,000 km marathon across the heart of Australia from Darwin to Adelaide, starting this October.

Engineering for Growth announces partners

09 July 2013

A host of technology businesses have signed up to the Royal Academy of Engineering’s campaign to support growth in UK engineering.

Universities urged to back specialist maths schools

09 July 2013

Specialist maths schools are being touted as a solution to English students losing university places to overseas students.

Computer games 'beat paper exercises' in teaching maths

08 July 2013

Research involving 88 second-grade pupils has shown that those who use computer-based maths games achieve better results in tests than those relying on paper exercises in their preparation.

Electric cars rule at IMechE’s Formula Student 2013

08 July 2013

ETH Zurich from Switzerland became the first ever electric car to win the IMechE's Formula Student event, beating 2,000 competitors from around the world at Silverstone this weekend.

Major revamp to maths, IT and D&T curriculum

08 July 2013

Primary schools will give lessons on computer programming, according to details of the revised national curriculum published today.

Girls outperform boys in STEM subjects

05 July 2013

Girls are outperforming boys in maths and science, but more need to be encouraged to study the subjects, it has been suggested.

Emirates Aviation Experience offers flights on simulators

05 July 2013

Half-sized aircraft engine made of Lego, a real-size mock-up of A380’s front section and four flight simulators are among the biggest attractions of the Emirates’ Aviation Experience.

Employers to be asked to endorse new Tech Levels

04 July 2013

Employers are to be asked to endorse the vocational qualifications they believe are the best, it has been announced.

Bloodhound Project suffers delay, but receives £1m grant

04 July 2013

Bloodhound team admitted the project will be delayed by a year while unveiling the new Technical Centre in Avonmouth, Bristol, and receiving an extra £1m public outreach grant.

Engineering researchers win entrepreneur award

03 July 2013

Students from Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering have won a prize in the 2013 Engineering Young Entrepreneur Scheme (YES).

Nasa unveils Space Shuttle Atlantis exhibit

01 July 2013

Almost two years after its final journey to space, Space Shuttle Atlantis has been put on public display in the Kennedy Space Centre’s Visitor Complex.

Lego algorithm devised for advanced construction

01 July 2013

A Swiss engineering graduate has created software that automatically transforms 3D images into Lego bricks and proposes a detailed plan for complex construction.

Employers 'must do more' to address skills shortage

26 June 2013

Employers struggling to recruit engineers and technicians must do more to address the skills shortage affecting them.

Science and innovation spared by Spending Review

26 June 2013

Whereas public, social and healthcare budgets have been cut, transport infrastructure, intelligence and science and innovation will receive an extra boost.

Augmented reality to aid Sheffield nursing students

21 June 2013

Nursing and midwifery students at Sheffield Hallam University will benefit from a new iPad based augmented reality (AR) tool to improve their communication skills.

Engineering scheme to address UK’s skill shortage

21 June 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron will announce a new initiative that aims to create 100,000 registered engineering technicians by 2018 to tackle the shortage of skills in several sectors.

Final call for IET scholarship applications

20 June 2013

Last chance for students to apply for IET undergraduate scholarships and Diamond Jubilee Scholarships.

Breakthrough device for holographic video

20 June 2013

Innovative device makes production of holographic-displays possible at a fraction of cost of today’s experimental monochromatic displays.

Students’ green driving race took off from Westminster

18 June 2013

Covering the distance from London to Aberdeen, UK’s engineering students are fighting not to become the nation’s fastest but the most economic driver.

Intelligent glasses to benefit students and lecturers

18 June 2013

Scientists at the University of Carlos III, Madrid (UC3M), have created an augmented reality-based teaching system which is capable of providing student feedback via intelligent glasses worn by a professor conducting a lecture, while the lecture is still in progress.

Student’s road sign revolution

14 June 2013

A student hopes his new hologram road signs which ‘pulse’ at drivers will lead to a revolution in the way motorists are given information on the roads.

Trainee teachers may have to study maths to 18

13 June 2013

Would-be teachers could be required to study maths up to the age of 18 in the future in a bid to raise standards in schools.

Methane powered plane among Airbus’s students’ ideas

10 June 2013

Planes powered by body heat, luggage floating on a bed of air or methane powered aircraft  are among ideas, developed by students from across the world, that could one day feature on future aircraft.

MEGS grads win Energy YES competition

07 June 2013

A team of university energy researchers have won first prize in a national competition, the Energy Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (Energy YES), with their idea for eco-friendly refrigerator cooling units.

Hunt on for Britain’s best young engineers

07 June 2013

EEF and Rolls-Royce have launched a nationwide hunt to find the UK’s most talented young engineers of the future as part of the fifth Future Manufacturing Awards.

IET launches cyber security boosting scheme for SMEs

07 June 2013

An alliance of leading IT bodies wants to address the lack of cyber-security skills that makes UK’s commerce and infrastructure vulnerable to hackers.

£10m collaboration to advance virtual simulation

06 June 2013

A £10m collaboration between Jaguar Land Rover and academics could give the UK a global lead virtual simulation technology.

The first privately-funded lunar telescope unveiled

05 June 2013

Silicon Valley-based company Moon Express will send its ILO-X telescope to the Moon in 2015.

NASA’s new app showcases the best of its spin-offs

03 June 2013

Nasa launches more apps than any other government agency in the world, the Office of the Chief Technologist of Nasa said.

Interest in apprenticeships on the rise

31 May 2013

A record number of people are applying for apprenticeships, with up to 17 per vacancy in London, new figures have shown.

Copernicus Masters: Submit your space idea

31 May 2013

This year’s Copernicus Masters competition, previously known as the European Earth Monitoring Competition,is open for novel ideas on how Earth observation data can benefit businesses and society.

Electricians hindered by lack of industry standards

31 May 2013

A lack of recognised standards for industry competence is hindering electricians’ career progress, according to new research.

Crowd-funding for public access space telescope

30 May 2013

Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources has launched a crowd-funding project to launch a public access space telescope.

Apple co-founder outlines ‘human’ computer vision

30 May 2013

A human-like computer of the future could give every child a personal tutor, according to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

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