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Call to reverse decision to scrap engineering GCSE

21 August 2014

The IET has urged the Government to reconsider scrapping the engineering GCSE after a bumper year for the subject.

Maths top A-level but gender gap remains

14 August 2014

The number of students taking STEM subjects at A-level has increased for the fifth year in a row, but a gender gap remains.

Drones to help explore cultural heritage

12 August 2014

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) equipped with innovative ground-penetrating radar will be used by Leicester University archaeologists to explore inaccessible areas.

America tops students’ travel experience wish list

08 August 2014

Students say a road trip though America is their most desired travel experience, followed by a safari in Africa and a skydive over New Zealand.

Rosetta the comet-chaser arrives at destination

06 August 2014

Europe’s comet chasing Rosetta spacecraft has finally arrived at its destination after a ten-year journey, providing scientists for the first time in history with a close-up of a comet.

Visual illusions for fashionable cyclists

01 August 2014

Glasgow university students have created a LED light accessory for bicycles that can create sophisticated optical illusions.

Proportion of female engineers falls from 2013 level

31 July 2014

The proportion of female engineers has actually dropped since last year despite repeated calls to boost their numbers in the profession.

Most teachers not confident about teaching code

21 July 2014

Nearly three-quarters of primary school teachers do not feel confident about teaching the new coding syllabus being introduced in September.

Newton inspires Tim Peake's mission

18 July 2014

The mission of the first UK astronaut to fly to the International Space Station with the European Space Agency has been named Principia, following a public vote which drew inspiration from the work of Isaac Newton.

Twin chemical signals direct MRI enhancers to tumours

17 July 2014

Researchers at Imperial College London have used two common characteristics of cancer cells to help nanoparticles home in on them and, if developed successfully for medical use, show-up tumours much more clearly on MRI scans than is currently possible.

Gadgets are students most prized possessions

16 July 2014

A new survey has found that the average university student now owns over £4,500 worth of possessions – around £3,000 of which consists of gadgets, such as smartphones, laptops and tablets.  

Record number of students attend UKESF summer school

09 July 2014

This year 80 A level and Scottish Higher students from 77 schools across the UK are participating in the UKESF summer school, twice as many as the inaugural course in 2011.  

Enterprise advisers to attract students to manufacturing

03 July 2014

Enterprise advisers should be appointed to boost young people's interest in manufacturing, a Tory former cabinet minister said today.

Low-cost bionic hand for Third World amputees

01 July 2014

A hi-tech artificial hand costing just £200 has been designed by a University of Derby student hoping to help amputees in the Third Word.

IET Digital Library launches flexible access scheme

27 June 2014

The IET has launched a new flexible way to access over 190,000 technical documents in its Digital Library.

A-levels should be axed for STEM-heavy baccalaureate

26 June 2014

A-levels should be axed in favour of a new ‘baccalaureate’-style qualification that requires teenagers to study maths and science up the age of 18, experts have said.

Imperial War Museum gets revamp for WWI centenary

20 June 2014

The Imperial War Museum’s main London site will re-open in July following a £35m transformation just in time for the centenary commemorations of The First World War.

Carillion & TPS Schal project supports female engineers

18 June 2014

Carillion has pledged to increase the number of women in apprenticeships fivefold over the next five years, and to improve the retention of female engineers by launching a new network of support.

Students not taught about nuclear sector opportunities

18 June 2014

Many science, maths and engineering students feel they are not studying subjects relevant to the nuclear industry and have never heard of careers in the sector, according to a new study.

Academic superpower rising in the east

18 June 2014

Both the quantity and quality of science and engineering research in China is rising rapidly as the country begins to establish itself as an academic superpower.

Sagentia’s bursary scheme returns

11 June 2014

Sagentia Group, a global science, technology and product development consultancy, is inviting applications for its STEM bursary scheme from eligible students in the UK.

F1 connectivity innovation prize announced

10 June 2014

Engineers are being challenged to come up with the next-generation of connectivity technologies for Formula 1 racing, in a new $50,000 competition.

Plans progress for Derby Manufacturing UTC

05 June 2014

A planning application has been submitted to Derby City Council for the development of Derby Manufacturing University Technical College (UTC).

Bath PhD students win Energy YES competition

04 June 2014

A team of University PhD researchers have won first prize in the Energy YES competition with their idea for a cheap, lightweight composite material to replace heavy steel used in the walls of shipping containers.

Engineering GCSE, AS and A level to be scrapped

04 June 2014

GCSE, AS and A level courses in engineering are set to be ditched in the latest stage of a major shake-up of exams.

Smart anti-concussion helmet for American football players

02 June 2014

A British student is developing a sensor-riddled helmet to warn sportsmen if they are at risk of a concussion.

Students’ smart UAVs could be future for search and rescue

29 May 2014

A group of Loughborough University students have devised a ‘swarm’ system using smart unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that could be the future for mountain search and rescue.

IET Innovation Awards open for entries

28 May 2014

A search for the world’s best innovations in science, engineering and technology has been launched today by the IET.

Imperial College to build cutting-edge bioengineering centre

27 May 2014

Imperial College London will build a pioneering biomedical engineering centre thanks to a £40m gift from an alumnus.

First operation streamed globally using Google Glass

23 May 2014

13,000 surgical students around the globe were watching yesterday as a British surgeon removed a tumour from the liver and bowel of a patient in the world’s first operation streamed live using the Google Glass device.

Deadline for IET Achievement Awards looming

23 May 2014

Nominations for the IET’s Achievement awards, which recognise outstanding individuals in engineering and technology, close next Friday.

Teach children to think like engineers, says report

22 May 2014

A radical shift in the way children are taught from primary school upwards is needed to nurture their natural talents as engineers, a new study says.

Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship opens for applications

21 May 2014

Applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship.

Interview: TSB chair on efforts to boost tech transfer

19 May 2014

Efforts to bridge the' Valley of Death' between industry and academia are making progress according the chairman of the Technology Strategy Board.

Job opportunities for graduates and trainees on the rise

14 May 2014

New figures released by show that people looking to get on the first step of the career ladder should be more optimistic, with graduate and trainee vacancies up 11 per cent compared to this time last year.

Funding accelerates development of greener cars

14 May 2014

The University of Bath’s Powertrain and Vehicle Research Centre (PVRC) will receive £1.2 million to fund its automotive research as part of a £133 million Government and industry investment in the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC).

Budding tech entrepreneurs to be mentored by heroes

08 May 2014

Up-and-coming technology entrepreneurs could win the chance to be mentored by their technology heroes in a new competition.

Siemens launches new university partnership

01 May 2014

Siemens and The University of Manchester have launched a technology partnership designed to help students learn about advanced technologies in the chemical industries sector.

UK teenagers win global First Lego League competition

30 April 2014

Three teenagers from Kent have been named the winners of the IET's global First Lego League technology competition, designed to encourage young people to get involved in science and technology.

More UK students considering study overseas

30 April 2014

A recent survey by the British Council has found that a growing number of UK students are considering overseas study.

UCL offers free master’s degrees

23 April 2014

UCL is offering £500,000 of bursaries, covering the full tuition fee cost and including £10,000 maintenance funding available for students from under-represented backgrounds to undertake engineering degrees at master’s level.

Immigration rhetoric putting off Stem students

11 April 2014

"Overblown rhetoric" from ministers about bringing down immigration has contributed to a decline in overseas Stem degree students.

Design and engineering key to competition wins

10 April 2014

For the first time in the history of the University of Nottingham’s annual Student Venture Challenge (SVC) competition, the top three winners’ business ideas were all based on the production of a physical product.

Assessment for new science A Levels criticised

09 April 2014

Sweeping changes to A Levels that will see science practical work assessed separately from exams have been criticised by science campaigners.

Intuition as important as rationality, says inventor

08 April 2014

Society has made a grave mistake in valuing rational scientific process over intuitive invention, according to Professor James Lovelock.

Engineering and technology degrees top UCAS biggest movers

03 April 2014

Engineering, technology and computer science related degrees have seen the greatest rise in UCAS applicants this year, according to new figures.

Virtual language teacher on your mobile

01 April 2014

A virtual language teacher on your mobile phone that can recommend real-world reading material tailored to your ability has launched today.

World must adapt to climate reality, says IPCC report

31 March 2014

A clean industrial revolution has been urged in the wake of the publication of a major report on the impacts of climate change.

Slideshow: EPSRC photography competition winners

31 March 2014

A picture of a joke-telling robot that can tailor its stand-up routine in real time has won the EPSRC photography competition.

2014 Raspberry Pi Competition shortlist announced

27 March 2014

A system that helps reduce vehicle emissions by enabling drivers to locate empty car parking spaces, and a tool for making recycling easier, are among the finalists of the PA Consulting Group’s second Raspberry Pi programming competition.