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Registrants among first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative

Published: 24/09/2021

The trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate David Short MSc CEng IntPE(UK) FRAeS FIET, Technology Director for BAE Systems and a Trustee of the Engineering Council, on his election to Fellowship. The Engineering Council is pleased to see that almost two thirds of new Fellows are registrants and would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement …

Report gives key recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion across the sector

Report gives key recommendations to improve diversity and inclusion across the sector

Published: 15/09/2021

Diversity and inclusion (D&I) is gradually progressing across engineering and scientific bodies, but data collection remains a challenge, according to a recent report. The Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework Report 2021, co-published by The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council, follows up on the first Progression Framework benchmarking exercise, carried out in 2017. …

Registrant wins the Rooke Award

Registrant wins the Rooke Award

Published: 26/07/2021

The Rooke Award for public promotion of engineering has been presented to technologist, entrepreneur and Google engineer Dr Larissa Suzuki BSc MPhil PhD CEng FRSA MIET AFHEA. Dr Suzuki is Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Practice Lead at Google Cloud and is working with Google internet evangelist Dr Vint Cerf to develop the Interplanetary Internet. In addition, she works on initiatives with University College London (UCL) and Google Cloud on sustainability and smart cities. …

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Published: 20/07/2021

The Institute of Water continues its series of ‘Black Voices in the Water Industry’ webinars with a discussion between Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water and Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water. The first three events resulted in a video capturing the highlights and aimed at attracting allies and making a difference. Next Ian and Peter will discuss what their organisations are doing to raise awareness of and combat racism and to support under-represented groups both in the workplace …

Hamilton Commission report published, 'Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport'

Hamilton Commission report published, 'Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport'

Published: 13/07/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched the Hamilton Commission research report, Accelerating Change: Improving Representation of Black People in UK Motorsport The research, led by the RAEng over a period of 10 months, included a survey of ~2,450 young people (over a third of whom were from Black backgrounds) and interviews with 100 young people. …

Dr Gladys West becomes the first woman winner of the Prince Philip Medal

Dr Gladys West becomes the first woman winner of the Prince Philip Medal

Published: 02/07/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has presented its highest individual award – the Prince Philip Medal – to Dr Gladys West, whose mathematical modelling paved the way for the engineering innovation of GPS. …

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Registrants recognised among ​2021 Top 50 Women in Engineering: Engineering Heroes (WE50)

Published: 24/06/2021

Women in Engineering (WES) has published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2021, on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). The Engineering Council is pleased to congratulate the registrants among these "engineering heroes" on their achievement. …

New data suggests increase in number of women working in engineering

New data suggests increase in number of women working in engineering

Published: 23/06/2021

New analysis from EngineeringUK has shown 14.5% of those working in engineering are female, which is an increase from 12% as reported in 2018. The latest data is taken from the Labour Force Survey Q3 2020 shows that the proportion of women working in engineering has increased …

Women in engineering – INWED 2021

Women in engineering – INWED 2021

Published: 21/06/2021

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) takes place on 23 June 2021. This annual awareness day exists to raise the profile of female engineers and technicians, spotlighting their achievements in engineering. The theme for 2021 is Engineering Heroes. To celebrate #INWED21, we have spoken to some of our talented and inspiring women registrants …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to …

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Published: 10/05/2021

Applications for the annual Karen Burt Memorial Award, presented by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), are now open. The winner will be awarded £1,000. …