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Istanbul Technical University students win UAS drone competition

Istanbul Technical University students win UAS drone competition
  Engineering students from Istanbul Technical University beat 20 other teams to be crowned the winners of the 'fly-off' final of the UAS Challenge 2018 drone design competition, which is organised by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
22nd June 2018

Top 50 women in engineering are raising the bar for INWED

Top 50 women in engineering are raising the bar for INWED
The list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2018 (WE50) will be published this Sunday (24th June 2018) as part of the weekend of celebrations for International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This year’s theme highlights the achievements of women who have been Returners and Transferrers into the field.
21st June 2018

Vehicle-hire firm celebrates INWED pledging to increase female workers

Vehicle-hire firm celebrates INWED pledging to increase female workers
Yorkshire’s largest independent vehicle-hire firm is celebrating International Women in Engineering Day on June 23 with a pledge to actively work to increase its’ female workforce. In contrast to the predominately male industry in which it operates, currently 25% of Arrow Self Drive’s personnel is female; several of which hold senior management positions and take a leading role in driving the company forward.
21st June 2018


Drones set to make a big impact in the UK's construction industry

Drones set to make a big impact in the UK's construction industry
  According to a new report from PwC, there will be 76,000 drones in the skies of the UK by 2030, and this will have big benefits for the UK construction industry. However, Midland Pallet Trucks thinks there will always be a need for the human element.
19th June 2018

The servo motors that help produce the robots

The servo motors that help produce the robots
At the Hannover Messe trade show earlier this year, collaborative robots were a big feature. Small, intelligent, sensitive, and self-learning: The ways in which robots can be used are increasing all the time. And the level of acceptance is also rising - not least thanks to attractive prices and short ROI times. Off-the-shelf handling solutions are in demand and Yuanda Robotics has a range of market-ready robot systems.
19th June 2018

New hi-tech innovation centre brings together business and arts

New hi-tech innovation centre brings together business and arts
Andy Street, West Midlands Mayor has recently opened a £5m collaborative space for businesses, artists and academics to work together on new innovative projects. The Mayor cut the ribbon to open Phase One of Birmingham City University and Eastside Projects’ STEAMhouse facility, which has been masterminded as a place where SMEs and artists can work together on new projects and business ideas.
18th June 2018

Let's debunk the myths surrounding women in engineering

Let's debunk the myths surrounding women in engineering
As International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2018 looms just around the corner lets remind ourselves that the theme is to raise the bar. However, perhaps it's time to use this bar to quash a few misconceptions instead, well that is what Emma Cygan, Design and Development engineer at steering system supplier Pailton Engineering, believes and encourages us all to do.  
18th June 2018

Student racing car winners go head-to-head in one-off Grand Prix race

Student racing car winners go head-to-head in one-off Grand Prix race
To mark the 20th anniversary of Formula Student, the student engineering design event run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, are holding a one-off race at Silverstone on Qualifying Day of the Formula One British Grand Prix. The 100m acceleration race will see the winning car from the first event in 1998, from The University of Texas Arlington, go wheel to wheel against last year’s winner from Cardiff University.
15th June 2018

UK lags behind Europe when it comes to women in engineering

UK lags behind Europe when it comes to women in engineering
According to the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), less than ten percent of engineering professionals in the UK are women, the lowest figure in Europe. Latvia, Bulgaria and Cyprus are leading the way, with female engineers making up almost 30%. Here, Helen Marston, engineer at resistor manufacturer, Cressall, discusses the role of women in engineering throughout history. 
14th June 2018

It's a woman's world - considering a career in STEM

It's a woman's world - considering a career in STEM
  In a recently published report titled 'Why not physics? - a snapshot of girls’ uptake at A-level', Professor Dame Julia Higgins, claimed that “an ill-judged quip that girls ‘can’t’ do maths, or physics is ‘too hard’, can lead to girls making life-changing decisions that alter the subject they study or the career they pursue.”
14th June 2018


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