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The Big Bang is back and this time, it’s digital!

Published: 10/07/2020

'Big Bang Digital 2020 – science, engineering & Covid-19' takes place on Tuesday 14 July and celebrates the amazing work of scientists and engineers in a pandemic. …

Innovation in a crisis: webinar series

Innovation in a crisis: webinar series

Published: 10/07/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a new online Q&A series to explore the different ways that the engineering profession is contributing to the COVID-19 response. …

World’s first electric digger wins MacRobert Award for UK engineering innovation

World’s first electric digger wins MacRobert Award for UK engineering innovation

Published: 09/07/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering has today announced JCB’s electric digger (19C-1E) as the winner of the 2020 MacRobert Award …

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

'STEM: The Hidden Workforce' survey published

Published: 09/07/2020

A new survey by STEM Returners has found that two thirds feel the traditional recruitment process works against them. …

Engineers apply whole systems approach to sustainable living

Engineers apply whole systems approach to sustainable living

Published: 01/07/2020

A new report published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) maps out a route to more sustainable housing and infrastructure which benefits both society and the environment. The report examines the UK’s legal target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, addressing this goal in the light of the estimated 300,000 new properties needed to meet current UK housing demand. …

“Once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy,” says Institution of Civil Engineers

“Once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy,” says Institution of Civil Engineers

Published: 01/07/2020

The UK has a “once-in-a-generation opportunity to recalibrate the economy” and build a net-zero future, says the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). The Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented chance to reset the way we design, build and operate infrastructure in the future. To achieve the ambitious 2050 target, and with infrastructure making up around 60% of total UK emissions, a systemic and wholesale change to the procurement and delivery of infrastructure across the UK is needed. …

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Women in engineering - INWED 2020

Published: 22/06/2020

To support International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June 2020, we have spoken to some talented and inspiring women registrants about their careers, achievements and how they discovered engineering. …

Professor John Perkins honoured with EPC President’s Prize

Professor John Perkins honoured with EPC President’s Prize

Published: 19/06/2020

The Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC) has awarded its biennial President’s Prize to Professor John Perkins CBE FREng. The prestigious award recognises Professor Perkins’ outstanding contribution to engineering education. …

New survey shows huge university engineering response to Covid-19

New survey shows huge university engineering response to Covid-19

Published: 28/05/2020

In the Engineering Professors’ Council survey 96% of respondents said they and their colleagues had volunteered their engineering expertise, resources and skills to fight the virus. Many engineering teams at universities have leapt into action producing lifesaving personal protective equipment (PPE) for frontline healthcare workers. …

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

'SME COVID-19 Webinar Series' for UK businesses - new dates added

Published: 22/05/2020

The Department for International Trade (DIT) would like to introduce the newly launched SME Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webinar Series. This extensive series of free webinars is designed to support UK businesses to get help, protect their business and save jobs. …

Australian Maritime Safety Director to take up IChemE Deputy President role

Australian Maritime Safety Director to take up IChemE Deputy President role

Published: 20/05/2020

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) has announced that Jane Cutler, currently a Non-Executive Director with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, has been elected by the membership to take up the position of Deputy President from June. …