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Nominations for 2022 Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes now open

Published: 23/09/2021

Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) prizes and medals recognise excellent engineering wherever it might be found. The celebration of engineering excellence is key to demonstrating the relevance of engineering to society today and inspiring the next generation of engineers. The Academy’s 'Strategy 2020 - 2025: engineering for a sustainable society and inclusive economy' recognises the importance of a diverse and inclusive engineering community in helping drive excellence in engineering innovati …

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards to be announced in June

Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards to be announced in June

Published: 07/02/2021

Nominations have now closed for the Top 50 Women in Engineering Awards (WE50), run by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). This annual event invited nominations from the general public, before an expert panel selects this year’s top 50. The awards ceremony will take place virtually on International Women in Engineering DAY (INWED), 23 June. …

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Students turn to technology with university choices, new UCAS data shows

Published: 04/02/2021

New subject data from the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS) shows a big shift towards technology-based degrees, including a 400% jump in acceptances to artificial intelligence (AI) courses. …

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

LED Lighting Development Wins 2021 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize)

Published: 02/02/2021

Isamu Akasaki, Shuji Nakamura, Nick Holonyak Jr, M. George Craford and Russell Dupuis awarded the world’s most prestigious engineering accolade. …

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Published: 28/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council are pleased to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0, new and updated for 2021. …

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Published: 25/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is looking for your nominations for the engineering innovations – and the engineers behind them - you think should be included in their virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation. …

Tomorrow's Engineers - working with the engineering community to improve the impact of outreach

Tomorrow's Engineers - working with the engineering community to improve the impact of outreach

Published: 20/01/2021

The Tomorrow’s Engineers website hosts information and guidance on a range of topics curated from across the engineering community. The aim is to build and share a range of tips, resources, guidance and evidence to help improve practice, as well as highlight collective campaigns and joined up activities. …

YouGov poll finds digital support lacking

YouGov poll finds digital support lacking

Published: 03/12/2020

A poll by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, found that 83% of adults have not received any support to improve their tech skills in the past six months. This is despite increased reliance on digital skills because of the pandemic, with people working from home and socialising remotely, using platforms such as Skype or Zoom. Of those surveyed who had been offered help with their digital skills, the majority (57%) said this had been from employers. 28% had been helped by family and friends, whil …

Engineers the UK’s third most trusted profession

Engineers the UK’s third most trusted profession

Published: 02/12/2020

The annual Ipsos MORI Veracity Index has polled the UK general public’s trust in professions since 1983. The latest poll has once again shown engineers are among the UK’s most trusted professions, ranking behind only nurses and doctors. In the 2020 Veracity Index engineers were shown to be considered more trustworthy than other highly trusted professions including teachers, judges, professors and scientists. …

E&T Innovation Awards held

E&T Innovation Awards held

Published: 27/11/2020

The E&T Innovation Awards, hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),  recognise and celebrate the very best new innovations across the breadth of science, engineering and technology. …

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Published: 25/11/2020

In response to today's Spending Review announcement, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), says: “Today’s Spending Review sets us on the right path to addressing the huge challenges facing the UK against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic …