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A staggering 93 per cent of parents would not support their daughter in pursuing a career in engineering because of outdated perceptions of the job, according to research conducted by the IET.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

ARM IoT kit to drive maker projects at UCL

21 January 2015

ARM has started to provide development kits for Internet of Things designs to universities to help encourage engineering students to engage with practical embedded-systems projects.

Beagle 2 found on Mars but antenna blocked by solar panel

16 January 2015

The UK’s lost Beagle 2 lander has been found on Mars partially deployed, proving the entry and landing sequence worked as planned. However, no data can be retrieved as the spacecraft’s antenna is covered by a solar panel.

IET scholarship scheme invests in tomorrow’s engineers

15 January 2015

Nearly half of this year’s IET Diamond Jubilee Scholarships have been awarded to female engineering students.

Computing and maths tops most popular school subject list

15 January 2015

Computing and maths are dominating the list of school children's favourite subjects compiled by Barclays in new research.

BP invites undergrads to explore the working world

14 January 2015

BP is offering university students a number of opportunities to gain real-world experience before they graduate.

Virtual reality lab for students worth £3.9m to be built

13 January 2015

A new virtual reality laboratory for students equipped with 3D environments will be built at a UK university, it has been announced.

Shortage of engineering skills to cost UK £27bn a year

12 January 2015

Almost 55,000 jobs should be filled every year to meet the industry demand for workers with engineering skills, according to an engineering organisation.

Engineering and technology top news in 2014

24 December 2014

What a tumultuous year 2014 has been. E&T News has put together a timeline with this year’s most memorable events in engineering and technology, good and bad.

Airbus receives over 500 ideas for student challenge

18 December 2014

Round one of Airbus’ global competition Fly Your Ideas has attracted worldwide entries on how the next generation will tackle the future challenges of aviation.

Raspberry Pi goes to space to teach kids spacecraft coding

10 December 2014

Two modified Raspberry Pi computers will be sent to the International Space Station with British astronaut Tim Peake next year to allow school children to run experiments in space.

Two million new apprentices since 2010

09 December 2014

A 16-year old engineering trainee from Oxford has become the two millionth apprentice to have started a practical training scheme since 2010, a major milestone in the government’s efforts to boost apprenticeship uptake.

Skyscape expands internship programme

03 December 2014

Skyscape Cloud Services has announced an expansion of its undergraduate internship programme, adding nine new places to the scheme.

Africa aims for Moon to inspire next generations

28 November 2014

One South African non-profit initiative has launched a crowdfunding campaign with the ambitious goal to raise money to send the first African spacecraft to the Moon to inspire next generations to rise from poverty through education and science.

Miliband pledges to boost number of engineers during Crossrail visit

24 November 2014

Ed Miliband said addressing the national engineering skills shortage will be a key objective of his government if Labour wins election.

Dyson to invest £1bn in 100 new products

21 November 2014

Inventor Sir James Dyson has pledged to spend £1bn on the research and development of 100 new products over the next four years.

Free digital skills courses offered by Tech City

19 November 2014

Free online digital skills courses from Cambridge University will be offered by a government-backed scheme to make the UK a "global technology powerhouse".

Number of engineering apprentices falling despite campaign

17 November 2014

The number of people starting engineering apprenticeships has declined by 9 per cent over the past three years, according to an industry accountancy firm.

Fracking college to open in Blackpool

12 November 2014

A new college to train engineers for the UK’s oil and gas industry, including hydraulic fracturing operations, has been launched in Blackpool.

Failure to take STEM subjects ‘holding back’ many young people

10 November 2014

Too many young people are still limiting their career options by not taking exams in subjects like maths and the sciences, the Education Secretary has said.

Three-quarters of parents would recommend engineering career

03 November 2014

Three-quarters of parents would recommend becoming an engineer to their kids, according to research to coincide with the start of Tomorrow's Engineers Week.

SMF awards £270,000 in MBA scholarships

30 October 2014

Sainsbury Management Fellows (SMF) has awarded £270,000 in scholarships to nine engineers to take their MBA at international business schools.

Action needed to maintain mining skills, says committee

28 October 2014

A "massive contraction" in the number of universities offering degree courses in mining engineering is putting the UK’s extractive sector at risk, MPs say.

November deadline for engineering competition entries

24 October 2014

Don’t leave it too late – entry into two of the world’s biggest student engineering competitions closes in late November.

Rebrand engineering to represent diverse profession, says report

23 October 2014

Engineering institutions are being urged to adapt to better serve the diverse and rapidly changing profession they represent.

BAE Systems to launch aircraft maintenance training academy

21 October 2014

Defence giant BAE Systems is to build a new £5m academy for training apprentices to work in maintenance and servicing of fighter jets.

Doctor Who to help teach kids to code in new game

20 October 2014

Doctor Who will help children learn how to code in a new online game to be released by the BBC.

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.

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