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Young female engineers make national final

Young female engineers make national final
To celebrate Ada Lovelace Day, six young female engineers have been announced as finalists for the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2020. These engineering industry awards celebrate women working in modern engineering - and aim to help change the perception that engineering is predominantly a career for men by banishing outdated engineering stereotypes of hard hats and dirty overalls.  
15th October 2020

IET increases match funding scheme for scholarships

IET increases match funding scheme for scholarships
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has increased its match funding scheme to £2m in order to support and inspire more future engineers. The original target of £1m, set as part of its 150th anniversary, has been met and the IET has agreed to continue matching donations for its Diamond Jubilee Scholarships, Engineering Horizons Bursaries and Education 4-19 programmes up to the value of £2m.
13th October 2020

IET announces 16 Honorary Fellows to mark 150th year

IET announces 16 Honorary Fellows to mark 150th year
Sixteen engineers and technologists have been awarded for their outstanding contribution to the engineering and technology industry, with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). Pioneering woman engineers and technologists: Kimberly Bryant (Founder of Black Girls CODE), Dr Anne-Marie Imafidon (Co-founder and CEO of Stemettes) and June Angelides (Founder of Mums in Technology), lead the line-up alongside Dr Eben Upton (Chief Executive of Raspberry Pi).
8th October 2020


Inspiring exhibition based on local engineering achievements

Inspiring exhibition based on local engineering achievements
IET Birmingham: Austin Court, part of IET Venues, has installed a series of permanent engineering exhibits across the city-centre venue, celebrating ground-breaking objects and innovations from the West Midlands. The conference and events venue has been redeveloped to showcase the contributions that engineers from Birmingham and the surrounding areas have made including the x-ray scanner, pneumatic tyre, electric kettle, auto-changing record player, mass produced steel nib pens, celluloid and even the first weather map.
4th November 2019

Researchers shortlisted for £350,000 engineering research prize

Researchers shortlisted for £350,000 engineering research prize
Five researchers have been announced as shortlisted nominees for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) £350,000 A F Harvey Prize Engineering Research Prize. The prize is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding achievement in engineering research in the fields of medical, microwave and radar or laser/optoelectronic engineering, with the prize fund awarded to support further research led by the recipient. The theme for this year is lasers and optoelectronics.
21st June 2019

The IET celebrates Pride in STEM

The IET celebrates Pride in STEM
Savoy Place, London’s leading tech venue, is celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion for Pride Month by flying the rainbow flag throughout June and again on the 5 July for LGBT STEM Day. The venue, which is also the UK flagship home for the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology), is showing visibility to raise awareness and increase support for LGBTQ+ people in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths). There are also flags flying at IET’s Stevenage site as well as at IET Birmingham: Austin Court.
17th June 2019

Exceptional engineers and technicians nominate for the IET awards

Exceptional engineers and technicians nominate for the IET awards
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened nominations for its prestigious Achievement Awards 2019. The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of engineering, technology and science in any sector.
24th April 2019

Nominations opened for the IET Achievement Awards 2019

Nominations opened for the IET Achievement Awards 2019
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has opened nominations for its Achievement Awards 2019. The IET Achievement Awards exist to recognise individuals from all over the world who have made contributions to the advancement of engineering, technology and science in any sector. This can be through research and development in their respective technical field or through their leadership of an enterprise.
18th April 2019

IET Venues celebrate International Women’s Day

IET Venues celebrate International Women’s Day
This International Women’s Day IET London: Savoy Place are raising the profile of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) through two exhibits which celebrate female trail blazers by showcasing their discoveries and contributions to the field. The hope is to create new female role models and to inspire and empower the next generation of girls into careers in STEM.
8th March 2019

Kids take to social media for advice from role models

Kids take to social media for advice from role models
A warning has been issued by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) that the lack of suitable role models for school-aged children is hindering the UK’s chances of addressing the engineering skills shortage, following new research showing that more than a quarter (27%) of 10 to 16-year olds don’t feel like they have a role model they can relate to.
17th December 2018

Engineers of the future bring pop trio's music video to life

Engineers of the future bring pop trio's music video to life
Christmas has come early for three school children from Lancashire, Buckinghamshire and Yorkshire after they became the first children to engineer a professional music video, bringing pop trio, New Hope Club’s new video to life. The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) teamed up with Blue Peter to help inspire the next generation of British engineers.
7th December 2018

IET Venues builds festive spirit with LEGO initiative

IET Venues builds festive spirit with LEGO initiative
Throughout December IET Venues will be exclusively gifting boxes of LEGO for every site visit booked and attended during the month, to the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice and Birmingham Children’s Hospital. IET London: Savoy Place and IET Birmingham: Austin Court will contribute the toys as part of their annual charity initiative, and for each site visit confirmed at either venue in London or Birmingham, a donation will be made in the new year. 
12th November 2018

IET celebrates women in engineering with new exhibition

IET celebrates women in engineering with new exhibition
Launching at the IET London, a thought-provoking new exhibition will be at Savoy Place to celebrate and showcase women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). The launch coincides with Ada Lovelace Day Live! which recognises the most inspirational women in STEM. Ada Lovelace Day, on 9th October, is an annual celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 
8th October 2018

A better standard of living associated with STEM careers

A better standard of living associated with STEM careers
  An in-depth analysis of pivotal life moments has revealed the differences between those in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) pathways versus those who have chosen other, non-STEM pathways - with some surprising results.
2nd August 2018

Are parents putting children off STEM subjects?

Are parents putting children off STEM subjects?
New research has revealed that parents lack confidence in subjects such as Science and Maths, and this is discouraging the younger generation from pursuing those subjects at school and beyond. The study, commissioned by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), found that 43% of parents have heard their children say ‘I’m rubbish at Maths’ and 32% of parents themselves have used similar statements that they acknowledge affect their kids’ confidence in STEM subjects. 
5th June 2018

Young engineers crowned first LEGO League UK champions

Young engineers crowned first LEGO League UK champions
  A team of young engineers from Wallace Hall Academy in Dumfriesshire, Scotland have been crowned champions of the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) FIRST LEGO League UK and Ireland competition.
2nd March 2018

Engineering TV platform launches video search functionality

Engineering TV platform launches video search functionality
IET.tv has launched Engineering Video Intelligence (EVI), a powerful, new video transcript search function, which allows users to keyword search within its entire video database to find exact and relevant timestamped content at the click of a button. The online platform, run by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), is one of the largest dedicated engineering and technology video databases in the world and includes industry news, technical and regulatory updates, expert insight and interviews, as well as EngTalks and lectures.
10th January 2018

Search engines vs. academic work

Search engines vs. academic work
Does the use of general search engines in the research process pose serious risk to accurate academic and scientific work? The Institution of Engineering and Technology has published a whitepaper which examines the growing trend of using general search engines to locate scientific information.
8th January 2018

Industrial strategy only viable if it tackles skills gap

Industrial strategy only viable if it tackles skills gap
A new report has been released which shows there is a lack of diversity in engineering and the technical workforce could be fuelling the recruitment shortage. Did you know nearly two thirds (61%) of the engineering and technical workforce consider the recruitment of engineering and technical staff with the right skills as a barrier to achieving their business objectives over the next three years?
19th December 2017

'Tis the season to improvise

'Tis the season to improvise
  Blue Peter craft-maker Konnie Huq has put her Blue Peter powers to practice for a good cause, making Britain’s most popular Christmas toys at home for a fraction of the cost. Huq is supporting a campaign by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to inspire more children to consider careers in engineering.
6th December 2017


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