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UK second most innovative country, according to UN body

18 September 2015

The UK is the second most innovative country in the world, according to the World Intellectual Property Office.

Majority of girls find STEM subjects 'too difficult to learn'

17 September 2015

Nearly two thirds of 12-year-old girls think that science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects are too difficult to learn, a survey has found.

Open University's Europlanet 2020 project blasts off

17 September 2015

The Open University (OU) is leading the Europlanet 2020 Research Infrastructure, a €9.9 million European project to help space science institutions share facilities and expertise.

US, UK and Singapore dominate engineering university rankings

15 September 2015

The US, the UK and Singapore dominate the top 10 in the latest QS World University Rankings for engineering and technology subjects. 

Heat pump technology held back by poor training

14 September 2015

A lack of installers could hinder the contribution of heat-pump technology from meeting the UK's climate action goals.

Students start new industry-guided ‘tech-levels’

09 September 2015

Students at UK colleges will begin taking a series of new ‘tech-level’ courses designed with the help of industry this week.

'Geeky' classrooms put girls off computer science

28 August 2015

Redesigning computer science classrooms to be less "geeky" could encourage more girls to take up the subject, new research suggests.

Buzz Aldrin to head Mars exploration institute

28 August 2015

Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the Moon, will lead a new research institute set up at the Florida Institute of Technology to help take humanity to Mars.

Girls as young as seven put off engineering

27 August 2015

Girls as young as seven have an "unconscious bias" against engineering, according to research carried out for Network Rail.

Government wants 30,000 new transport apprentices by 2020

21 August 2015

The Government wants to create 30,000 apprenticeships in the road and rail industry over the course of this Parliament, transport minister Patrick McLoughlin said today.

Cardiff launches National Software Academy

05 August 2015

A new software engineering degree programme at Cardiff University will equip graduates with on-the-job experience.

Maths and science A-levels uptake on the rise

05 August 2015

More students are opting to take GCSEs and A-levels in traditional subjects such as maths and science in order to improve their chances of getting accepted at a better university.

Stair-climbing wheelchair wins design competition

04 August 2015

Stairs usually present an unsurmountable obstacle for any wheelchair user, but a team of Swiss engineering students may have found a solution - the Scalevo stair-climbing wheelchair. 

Bronze Age virtual reality experience at British Museum

04 August 2015

Virtual reality headsets made by Samsung will show historical artefacts from the British Museum in their native settings.

GCHQ launches student placement schemes

27 July 2015

GCHQ has launched a new series of placement schemes that allow technology students to work inside the agency’s iconic ‘Doughnut’ building in Cheltenham.

Smart billboard reads viewers' emotions

23 July 2015

An advertising billboard that uses artificial intelligence to react to the emotions of people observing it has gone on display on a London street.

Geovation programme helps kick-start start-ups

22 July 2015

£20,000 worth of funding and expert support offered to start-up ideas that focus on the value of location.

Solar-powered racing car launched by CUER student team

13 July 2015

The launch of a new solar-powered racing car built by British students aims to highlight the potential of electric vehicles.

Engineering uptake on the rise at UK universities

09 July 2015

Applications to study engineering at UK universities have increased by seven per cent on the previous year for all domiciles and up by nine per cent for UK applicants.

ESA microgravity student programme returns

29 June 2015

The European Space Agency's (ESA) 'Fly Your Thesis!' programme is back, following a three-year hiatus.

'Overalls' image still persists, say female engineers

23 June 2015

Engineering in the UK needs a change of image if more women are to be encouraged to pursue a career in the industry according to several female motorsport engineers.

Students fly high at Airbus competition final

02 June 2015

The winners of the fourth Airbus Fly Your Ideas global student competition have now been announced.

Magnetic field harvesting project triumphs in CWIEME Challenge

20 May 2015

Key players in the electrical and electromagnetic industries gathered to watch student teams battle it out for a €1,000 prize in the first ever CWIEME Challenge this month.

Facial recognition smart cane for the blind

08 May 2015

A smart cane for blind people which helps identify friends and family immediately could soon be commercially available, after a group of university students developed the idea.

Engineers in Business Awards expanded to include more students

06 May 2015

Nottingham University's Engineers in Business Award has expanded to allow entries from more student engineers.

Competition gives students their big break into comms

01 May 2015

ATDI gives engineering students the opportunity to showcase their knowledge and win prizes including a paid internship.

WISE women will apply for STEM scholarship

21 April 2015

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Range Rover Evoque WISE Scholarship, aimed at young women planning a career in technology and engineering in the UK.

Biotechnology YES 2015 open for new research entries

15 April 2015

The 2015 Biotechnology Young Entrepreneurs Scheme (YES) for early career researchers is now open for entries.

Robots to tackle the gender divide in STEM

15 April 2015

Brunel University London is using battling robots in a bid to tackle the gender divide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

NASA Space Apps Challenge open to all

09 April 2015

The University of York’s Department of Computer Science is taking part in the International Space Apps Challenge.

Engineering academics believe teaching offers little career value

31 March 2015

UK engineering academics believe that the quality of their teaching has little value on their careers, according to a new report.

Girls 'discouraged' to pursue engineering by parents’ perceptions

30 March 2015

A staggering 93 per cent of parents would not support their daughter in pursuing a career in engineering because of outdated perceptions of the job, according to research conducted by the IET.

UK to get more cyber security students

24 March 2015

Students will get funding support through university if they choose a cyber-security related course as part of a new scheme, Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude said on Tuesday in the Commons.

Dyson funds new engineering school at Imperial College

23 March 2015

Home appliances innovator Sir James Dyson has donated £12m to Imperial College London to launch a new engineering school to educate future engineering leaders.

Toilet turns waste into drinking water and energy

16 March 2015

A self-powered toilet capable of turning human waste into drinkable water and energy is being developed by British researchers.

Agrihammer inventor named Young Engineer of the Year

13 March 2015

An 18-year old inventor from Northern Ireland succeeded in this year’s National Science and Engineering Competition with his log-splitting fence-building machine.

Apprenticeships boost as Ministry of Defence commits to 5% Club

13 March 2015

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has officially joined The 5% Club youth skills and employment campaign, putting its weight behind the youth skills agenda.

Fee-free degree apprenticeships in engineering up for grabs

12 March 2015

Degree apprenticeships in engineering were announced today by Prime Minister David Cameron to allow young people to study fee-free for a full degree while doing paid work.

Sheffield students win BP’s UK Ultimate Field Trip competition

12 March 2015

The team of three students will join other regional winners on a trip to BP operations in Trinidad and Tobago.

Best engineering schools still in the US

12 March 2015

The UK’s top universities have climbed up in global rankings, with Oxford and Cambridge rated the second and third best educational institution in the world, but US schools still dominate in engineering and technology disciplines.

AMRC Training Centre embraces National Apprenticeship Week

11 March 2015

Apprentices have been queuing up to secure places at the University of Sheffield's AMRC Training Centre and are keen to promote engineering careers to the local community.

Bentley announces largest apprenticeship intake in 25 years

11 March 2015

Applications opened this week for 63 new apprenticeship positions at Bentley, with an open day held for prospective apprentices at its Crewe headquarters on 14 March.

National Apprenticeship Week promises new positions

09 March 2015

Thousands of new apprenticeships will be announced during the National Apprenticeship Week, starting today, celebrating the value of the schemes for UK economy.

Plea for women to take up engineering backed by big businesses

18 February 2015

The UK Government’s plea for more women to reach top jobs in industries where they are underrepresented has sparked a flood of support from businesses, including engineering companies and organisations.

Search launched for electrical industry’s top student talent

06 February 2015

Students are being given a chance to present their work to leading industry professionals and win a 1,000 Euro prize in the inaugural CWIEME Challenge.

ABB invites apprentices to advanced learning centre

05 February 2015

ABB has opened the doors of its Aberdeen facility to apprentices from the UK Upstream Oil and Gas Industry Technician Training (UOGITT) Scheme until March.

Ultrasonic glove gives remote sense of touch to blind

04 February 2015

A team of Nottingham University students has created an ultrasonic glove providing a remote sense of touch to visually impaired people.

Ditch the shovel, get a robot snow plough!

04 February 2015

Whilst the snow shovels have been out in force across America's east coast states in recent weeks, a battle of a different kind was being fought further west that might just prove vital in future storms.

New Raspberry Pi aims to give PC makers run for money

03 February 2015

Offering six times more power and twice the memory of the original Raspberry Pi model B, the upgraded version of the popular credit-card sized computer has no smaller aspirations than to replace PC computers in households, said Raspberry Pi CEO Eben Upton.

New generation Raspberry Pi six times more powerful

02 February 2015

Raspberry Pi, the popular credit card-sized computer, has received a major upgrade providing six times more power and twice the memory compared with previous models.

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