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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. …

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 …

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 …

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Published: 31/03/2022

The fifth annual Neurodiversity Celebration Week was held 21-27 March. This worldwide initiative challenges stereotypes and misconceptions about neurological differences. ‘Neurodiversity’ is an umbrella term covering a variety of conditions and disabilities such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism, Dyscalculia, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia &Tourette’s Syndrome. …

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. …

Mobility and recognition: engineers from Ukraine

Mobility and recognition: engineers from Ukraine

Published: 30/03/2022

Signposting for refugee engineers is available on the Engineering Council website, on behalf of the engineering community. Find out about how to practice as an engineer in the UK and how refugees can access support around recognition of their qualifications and skills. …

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. …

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. The YWE Awards were launched on International Women’s Day, 8 March, during Women’s History Month. There are four different prizes to be won, which will be awarded in December at a ceremony covered by national media. …

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. …

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). …

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Eleanor Earl wins WES 2021 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/01/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2021 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Eleanor Earl CEng MICE, Civil Engineer at Arup. …