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Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Published: 25/11/2020

In response to today's Spending Review announcement, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), says: “Today’s Spending Review sets us on the right path to addressing the huge challenges facing the UK against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic …

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Published: 17/11/2020

Wednesday 18 November is the third international LGBTQ+ STEM day, celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To mark the occasion, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) along with InterEngineering, will be running a panel discussion on both the engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the contribution of LGBTQ+ engineers in meeting those challenges. …

MacRobert Award 2021 nominations open

MacRobert Award 2021 nominations open

Published: 16/10/2020

Nominations are now open for the UK’s longest-running and most prestigious engineering innovation prize. The MacRobert Award, now in its 52nd year, is run by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and supported by the Worshipful Company of Engineers. The Award recognises examples of outstanding engineering innovation which also demonstrate a proven engineering success and a societal benefit. …

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Inclusive cultures in engineering

Published: 02/10/2020

Research from the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) shows that engineers who feel included at work show increased motivation, performance, and commitment to their organisation. RAEng has produced a series of workshop resources specifically for engineering companies to help create an inclusive culture where all members of the team feel valued. The team workshop series is made up of free downloadable workshop exercises, created by inclusion specialists. Each workshop is around 60 minutes long, …

Spending Review must support innovation to improve resilience and cut carbon emissions, say engineers

Spending Review must support innovation to improve resilience and cut carbon emissions, say engineers

Published: 30/09/2020

The government’s Spending Review should include support for innovation, especially to achieve the aims of net zero emissions, resilient infrastructure and nationwide digitalisation, according to recommendations published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) today. …

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Royal Academy of Engineering launches Fellowship Fit for the Future campaign

Published: 14/09/2020

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has launched a campaign to ensure its Fellowship reflects the full breadth and diversity of engineering excellence. Fit for the Future aims to ensure that, by the time RAEng celebrates its fiftieth anniversary in 2026, its Fellowship includes more outstanding candidates from a variety of currently under-represented groups. …

Registrants recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering among pioneering engineers

Registrants recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering among pioneering engineers

Published: 14/09/2020

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the registrants recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) among their 2020 award winners, announced today. These RAEng awards and medals celebrate engineering excellence and seek to recognise and reward the very best of engineering talent. …

Establishing professional standards for data science

Establishing professional standards for data science

Published: 11/08/2020

A collaboration has been announced to ensure data science has industry-wide professional standards. This work aims to establish an ethical professional framework for the field and ensure public confidence in how data is being used. The new collaboration will be led by the Royal Statistical Society (RSS), along with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS), the Royal Academy of Engineering.... …

Public transport: what engineering is needed to reduce infection risk?

Public transport: what engineering is needed to reduce infection risk?

Published: 11/08/2020

A paper published by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) sets out evidence about different strategies being used on public transport, in the UK and internationally, to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. …

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 …