• Government working with leading engineering firms to create pathway to specialist skills

    BIS 27 February 2015

    The government has announced £5.6 million of funding for 6 projects creating new specialist skills and careers in the engineering industry. The projects are led by a range of businesses, from local Cheshire employer Tiger Trailers to major international carmaker Nissan. It will support individual skills projects in each business to help them meet the…

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  • IET and IMechE collaborate on engineering education grant scheme

    IET 23 February 2015

    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) have merged their educational grant schemes to produce greater coherence in their funding for formal and informal learning support. This combined scheme is designed to streamline the application process, promote partnership working and strengthen how successful interventions are measured. The Engineering…

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  • EPSRC unveils world-leading SuperSTEM microscope that sees single atoms

    EPSRC 19 February 2015

    A new super powerful electron microscope that can pinpoint the position of single atoms, and will help scientists push boundaries even further, in fields such as advanced materials, healthcare and power generation, will be unveiled today, Thursday February 19th, by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The £3.7 million Nion Hermes Scanning Transmission…

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  • #notjustforboys: leading businesses back women as captains of industry

    DWP / BIS 18 February 2015

    UK women are getting into work faster than any other country in the G7, yet there are still professions where not enough women are breaking through and reaching the top jobs, Employment Minister Esther McVey said as she launched the business-backed #notjustforboys campaign today. Ms McVey pointed out that although organisations such as the London Stock…

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  • Making the UK the best place to do research and innovation

    RAEng 13 February 2015

    The new Government elected in May 2015 has an opportunity to build on our strengths and help make the UK the best place in the world to do research and innovation according to a statement published by the National Academies today (10 February). Building a stronger future sets out what the next Government will need…

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  • CH2MHILL design aquaculture facility for biofuel production

    CH2M HILL 13 February 2015

    In Abu Dhabi, scientists are launching an imaginative pilot project designed to serve up biofuel and, perhaps, improve fish stocks too. Known as the Integrated Seawater Energy and Agriculture System (ISEAS), the venture has been developed by the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, a United Arab Emirates (UAE) research university that focuses on sustainability…

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  • Dr Robert Langer wins Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering

    RAEng 3 February 2015

    The 2015 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has been awarded to the ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine. The QEPrize is a global £1 million prize that celebrates the engineers responsible for a ground-breaking innovation that has been of global…

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