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Women in engineering – INWED 2022

Published: 23/06/2022

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2022. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. To celebrate #INWED22, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants about their motivations, their careers, and how their work is shaping the world. …

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Search begins for 2022’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year

Published: 18/03/2022

Applications are now open for the 2022 Young Woman Engineer of the Year (YWE) Awards. Run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), these awards recognise brilliant young women working in engineering and celebrate female role models within STEM. …

IMechE celebrates 175th Anniversary

IMechE celebrates 175th Anniversary

Published: 15/03/2022

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. The milestone, IMechE 175, is being celebrated with programmes of events honouring the institution’s past, recognising the contributions mechanical engineering has made to society, as well as plenty of material to inspire future generations of engineers. …

New analysis shows increase of women working in engineering

New analysis shows increase of women working in engineering

Published: 07/03/2022

New research from EngineeringUK has shown that 16.5% of those working in engineering are female, compared to 10.5% as reported in 2010. Analysis of trends in women in the engineering workforce between 2010 and 2021 shows this six percentage point increase in the proportion of women in the engineering workforce. The actual number of women working in engineering roles also increased from 562,000 in 2010 to 936,000 in 2021. …

IChemE launches sustainability hub in 100th year

IChemE launches sustainability hub in 100th year

Published: 28/02/2022

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has launched a Sustainability Hub, with a suite of new on-demand training courses and knowledge resources for chemical engineers. The new hub aims to inspire and support the chemical engineering community to make a positive impact on global sustainability by addressing the challenges presented by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). …

Amendments to Building Safety Bill protect leaseholders from building safety costs

Amendments to Building Safety Bill protect leaseholders from building safety costs

Published: 15/02/2022

The Government has announced amendments to the Building Safety Bill that will mean developers pay to remove cladding, protecting leaseholders from an unfair financial burden. …

Top 50 women in engineering - nominate an inventor or innovator

Top 50 women in engineering - nominate an inventor or innovator

Published: 14/02/2022

On the UN International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) has opened nominations for this year’s Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WES50). …

Changes to the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) constitution

Changes to the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) constitution

Published: 08/02/2022

As part of a recent organisational review, the Society of Operations Engineers (SOE) have made a number of changes to its current constitution, seek to inculcate a more effective approach to decision-making with an even greater focus on our members. …

National Apprenticeships Week 2022 – Build the future

National Apprenticeships Week 2022 – Build the future

Published: 04/02/2022

The fifteenth National Apprenticeships Week took place from 7-13 February in England. …

Supporting STEM - could you be a Big Bang judge?

Supporting STEM - could you be a Big Bang judge?

Published: 03/02/2022

Volunteering offers the chance to give back to your profession, while supporting the ambitions of young engineers and scientists of the future. The Big Bang Competition is recruiting for volunteer judges and moderators. …

QEPrize goes to creator of strongest permanent magnet

QEPrize goes to creator of strongest permanent magnet

Published: 02/02/2022

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) has been awarded to Dr Masato Sagawa for his work on the discovery, development and global commercialisation of the Neodymium Iron Boron permanent magnet. This is the world’s most powerful permanent magnet, today used in countless applications including in-ear headphones, MRI machines, on the Mars Rover and in energy-saving technologies such as electric cars and wind turbines. The QEPrize is engineering’s most prestigious accolade …