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Framework for Neurodiversity Inclusion in Engineering - take part in research

Published: 22/06/2022

A team of researchers at UWE are researching the experiences of neurodivergent engineers. They want to hear from you if you are Autistic, Dyslexic, Dyspraxic, have ADHD, or another form of neurodiversity AND you trained as or work as an engineer.    …

23 Ingenious new projects announced

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: …

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Volunteer at The Big Bang Fair

Published: 12/04/2022

The Big Bang Fair, the UK’s biggest celebration of STEM for young people, is seeking volunteers to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists. Over 30,000 young people are expected at the event – billed as the STEM event of the year. The Big Bang Fair couldn't run without enthusiastic and expert volunteers – just like you. …

The Big Bang competition open for entries

The Big Bang competition open for entries

Published: 31/03/2022

The Big Bang competition is looking for STEM projects that will transform people’s lives – and the pioneering young minds that invent them. The Big Bang Competition is the UK’s top annual science and engineering competition and is open to anyone aged 11-19 in full time education in the UK. …

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. …

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). …

National Apprenticeships Week 2022 – Build the future

National Apprenticeships Week 2022 – Build the future

Published: 04/02/2022

The fifteenth National Apprenticeships Week took place from 7-13 February in England. …

Supporting STEM - could you be a Big Bang judge?

Supporting STEM - could you be a Big Bang judge?

Published: 03/02/2022

Volunteering offers the chance to give back to your profession, while supporting the ambitions of young engineers and scientists of the future. The Big Bang Competition is recruiting for volunteer judges and moderators. …

QEPrize goes to creator of strongest permanent magnet

QEPrize goes to creator of strongest permanent magnet

Published: 02/02/2022

The 2022 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (QEPrize) has been awarded to Dr Masato Sagawa for his work on the discovery, development and global commercialisation of the Neodymium Iron Boron permanent magnet. This is the world’s most powerful permanent magnet, today used in countless applications including in-ear headphones, MRI machines, on the Mars Rover and in energy-saving technologies such as electric cars and wind turbines. The QEPrize is engineering’s most prestigious accolade …