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Young engineers awarded research funds

07 October 2014

Young engineers with potentially ground-breaking ideas have been awarded industrial fellowships to help them develop their designs.

Cable proposes a boost to apprenticeship pay

07 October 2014

Business Secretary Vince Cable has outlined proposals to simplify and boost the national minimum wage for apprentices.

Engineering adventure stories to inspire next generation

06 October 2014

An aerospace engineer from the USA is hoping to inspire the next generation with a series of free stories about the everyday challenges faced by those in the profession.

Scottish student wins QEPrize trophy design competition

02 October 2014

An engineering student has won a competition to create the trophy for the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Bloodhound fitted with Eurofighter Typhoon engine

02 October 2014

Engineers have installed a one-tonne fighter jet engine to the chassis of the Bloodhound supersonic car, which will attempt to break the land speed record in 2016.

Support to get African innovations off the ground

02 October 2014

Innovative ideas from 12 African entrepreneurs will receive support from the Royal Academy of Engineering to get them off the ground.

Can UTCs help close the engineering gender gap?

01 October 2014

University Technical Colleges (UTCs) can play a key role bringing more women into engineering says the Principal Designate of UTC@harbourside.

Interactive exhibition to inspire future engineers

01 October 2014

A free interactive exhibition aimed at inspiring young people to think like engineers will open at the Science Museum this December.

Army officer recognised for work with Bloodhound

26 September 2014

The officer who leads the Army’s contribution to the Bloodhound supersonic car project has been named as the Institute of Mechanical Engineers’ 2014 Modern Day Visionary.

Engineers to command top starting salaries, says guide

25 September 2014

Engineering graduates are likely to receive some of the highest starting salaries, according to The Times Good University Guide 2015.

Novel bone substitute voted best idea in youth start-up prize

24 September 2014

New cheaper and more effective synthetic material designed to replace bone in dental surgeries has won the inaugural £15,000 JC Gammond Award aiming to help young entrepreneurs to start a career.

£8m to train nuclear technicians and engineers

23 September 2014

An £8m funding pot announced by Business Secretary Vince Cable today will help train the next generation of nuclear technicians and engineers.

New XPrize wants to replace teachers with smart software

22 September 2014

XPRIZE foundation has launched a new competition inviting software engineers to develop tools that would enable children in developing countries to teach themselves trivia skills.

UK technical universities improve in global rankings

16 September 2014

Four British universities have made the global top ten according to the latest QS World University Ranking, with tech-focused Imperial College London placing second after the US Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

University of Sheffield apprenticeship up for THE award

12 September 2014

An advanced apprenticeship scheme developed by the University of Sheffield has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education (THE) Award.

Universities drive low emission vehicle research forward

10 September 2014

Funding from the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is helping to establish several low carbon vehicle research projects.  

Shortlist of designs for QEPrize trophy revealed

10 September 2014

Nine aspiring UK engineers and designers have reached the final of a competition to design the trophy for the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.

Academy develops hydraulic engineering training facility

03 September 2014

The JCB Academy is developing a practical hydraulic engineering training facility thanks to up to £80,000 sponsorship from Parker Hannifin.

Parents increasingly keen on digital careers

03 September 2014

Digital careers are becoming more popular with ambitious parents as potential jobs for their children, according to a new survey.

Supersonic car made of K’NEX parts unveiled

29 August 2014

A life-sized model of Bloodhound, the supersonic car aiming to break the world ground speed record, has been assembled from the K’NEX construction kit.

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.

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