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EngineeringUK announces new Chief Executive

Published: 18/10/2018

EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Dr Hilary Leevers as its new Chief Executive. …

Updated guidance published for timber building structures

Updated guidance published for timber building structures

Published: 02/12/2019

Updated guidance has been published on the structural design of timber buildings within the UK. The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), along with the Timber Research and Development Association (TRADA) have co-published a second edition of the Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5. The Manual for the design of timber building structures to Eurocode 5 gives guidance on timber structures within the UK from single-storey to medium-rise multi-storey buildings …

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Nominations open for the 2020 MacRobert Award

Published: 18/11/2019

The MacRobert Award is now open for nominations. Currently in its 51st year, the MacRobert Award is the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious prize for engineering innovation. The winning organisation will receive a gold medal, with a cash prize of £50,000 …

The Welding Institute Awards open for nominations

The Welding Institute Awards open for nominations

Published: 15/11/2019

The Welding Institute’s awards are open for nominations until 1 December 2019. There are eight award categories, including the Richard Dolby Rolls-Royce prize. The awards highlight outstanding contributions to materials joining and welding technology, and there are awards for all career stages. …

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers becomes Institution of Power Engineers

Published: 12/11/2019

The Institution of Diesel and Gas Turbine Engineers (IDGTE) has rebranded as the Institution of Power Engineers (IPowerE). This name change reflects the 106 year old institution’s evolving focus and commitment to the latest technologies in a changing landscape of power and power generation. …

Public consultation opens on apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing

Public consultation opens on apprenticeships in engineering and manufacturing

Published: 23/10/2019

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has launched a public consultation on apprenticeships. The consultation forms part of a larger, wide-ranging Route Review into technical education in the sector. This will examine apprenticeship standards on the Engineering and Manufacturing Route, as well as the fifty-nine apprenticeships which come under this grouping. …

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Rooke Award for public engagement with engineering presented to astronaut Tim Peake

Published: 17/10/2019

Tim Peake, the UK’s first European Space Agency astronaut, yesterday received one of the Royal Academy of Engineering's (RAEng) top accolades …

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Unmanned voyage across the Atlantic announced

Published: 17/10/2019

In September 2020, 400 years after the Mayflower ship first carried the Pilgrim Fathers to America, a state-of-the-art unmanned ship will travel the same route running on renewable energy. …

Royal Academy of Engineering opens nominations

Royal Academy of Engineering opens nominations

Published: 02/10/2019

Nominations are now open for four different 2020 medals and awards presented by the Royal Academy of Engineering to celebrate engineering excellence. …

IET study highlights the importance of a teacher’s influence

IET study highlights the importance of a teacher’s influence

Published: 22/08/2019

The 2019 CHILDWISE study completed by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has shown a decrease in enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects …

Women in engineering - INWED 2019

Women in engineering - INWED 2019

Published: 21/06/2019

We have spoken to some talented and inspiring women registrants about their careers, achievements and how they discovered engineering. …