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Ethics and inclusion in engineering: share your experience

Published: 18/05/2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is surveying engineering professionals across the UK to find out their experiences of engineering ethics, inclusion and work culture. There are two surveys currently open: the Engineering Ethics Audit and the Inclusive Cultures Research Survey. The Engineering Ethics Audit is a survey of engineering professionals working in the UK, and is one of the actions from the ‘Engineering Ethics: Maintaining society's trust in the engineering profession’ report. …

23 Ingenious new projects announced

23 Ingenious new projects announced

Published: 09/05/2022

The Royal Academy of Engineering has announced 23 new ‘Ingenious’ awards for public engagement projects designed to inspire the next generation of engineers. Each project received grant funding to engage communities across the UK on a variety of issues including climate change, sport, cultural heritage, and increasing diversity and inclusion in engineering. The selected projects’ topics range from sports shoes to ocean health to the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. …

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Published: 06/05/2022

The Engineering Council was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Denis Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD. We recognise the significant and lasting contribution made by Mr Filer to the Engineering Council as a Council Member from 1986-88 and Director General from 1988-1995 …

New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering

New report uncovers parents’ influence on young people on attitudes to engineering

Published: 27/04/2022

Young people’s perceptions of engineering are strongly associated with their parents’ opinion of engineering, according to EngineeringUK’s latest Engineering Brand Monitor. For the first time, the Engineering Brand Monitor has linked the responses from over 4,000 young people and their parents. It highlights: young people whose parents said they know what engineers do were more than twice as likely to express an interest in an engineering career than those whose parents said they did not …

UK Government announces £5 billion building safety agreement

UK Government announces £5 billion building safety agreement

Published: 20/04/2022

The UK government has announced a wide-ranging construction industry agreement, with industry contributing £5 billion to address the building safety scandal. Over 35 developers, accounting for half of new homes, have already signed up. The Building Safety Bill was drafted in response to the Grenfell Fire. New proposed laws will ensure leaseholders are protected from the costs of addressing historical safety issues such as replacing unsafe cladding and insulation. …

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Published: 12/04/2022

The Big Bang Fair, the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people, is seeking volunteers to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Over 30,000 young people are expected at the event – billed as the STEM event of the year. The Big Bang Fair couldn't run without enthusiastic and expert volunteers – just like you. …

Engineering charity Foothold supports more engineers than ever before during Covid-19 pandemic

Engineering charity Foothold supports more engineers than ever before during Covid-19 pandemic

Published: 08/04/2022

Global engineering charity Foothold – the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Benevolent Fund – offered more support to engineers in need 2020-21 than during any other period to date, marking the most successful year yet in the organisation’s 130-year history. The charity, which supports both IET members and the wider engineering community, provided £2.1 million’s worth of support to 1,275 engineers in 50 countries from July 2020 to June 2021 …

IPEM launches new website for physics and engineering in medicine

IPEM launches new website for physics and engineering in medicine

Published: 30/03/2022

The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM) has launched a new website to support its 5,000 members, as well as to inform and engage stakeholders, partners and the wider public. A modern, fully responsive platform, the site will serve the needs of users much more effectively …

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

What works in diversity and inclusion? RAEng conference

Published: 30/03/2022

This year, the annual Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) conference took place on Tuesday 15 March. …

Women’s History Month 2022 – celebrating the work of women in engineering

Women’s History Month 2022 – celebrating the work of women in engineering

Published: 28/03/2022

As we come to the end of this year’s Women’s History Month, the Engineering Council wanted to share a few of our most recently updated case studies, showcasing women engineers’ and technicians’ achievements. …

IMechE Prestige Awards open for nominations

IMechE Prestige Awards open for nominations

Published: 25/03/2022

Nominations are open for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Prestige Awards 2022. These awards celebrate the achievements of those in academia and industry who have advanced the discipline of mechanical engineering. Chief Executive at IMechE, Dr Alice Bunn, said: "Our annual IMechE Prestige Awards are a wonderful way to celebrate the engineers who have worked tirelessly to improve the world through their craft." …