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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

will.i.am recognised for contribution to engineering

will.i.am recognised for contribution to engineering
Musician, hip hop artist, record producer, entrepreneur, philanthropist and technology enthusiast will.i.am has been rewarded for his outstanding contribution to the engineering profession with an Honorary Fellowship from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
21st November 2017

The new faces of engineering

The new faces of engineering
You wouldn’t automatically put top fashion photography and engineering hand in hand, however leading female engineers have come together to pose in a stunning photoshoot by Rankin to challenge gender stereotypes in the industry. Rankin Studios, renowned for shooting everyone from The Queen, to Kate Moss, and Madonna, has released a series of portraits featuring both established and upcoming UK female engineers in a bid to break down these stereotypes.
8th November 2017

Chocolate bar of the future designed by Scotish 16 year old

Chocolate bar of the future designed by Scotish 16 year old
  Everyone shares a love for chocolate, so imagine creating your own? Well a British teenager has won a money can’t buy opportunity to see her chocolate bar invention being brought to life in Bournville, home of Cadbury at the Mondelez International Global Chocolate Centre of Excellence.
25th October 2017

The Female Faces of UK Engineering

The Female Faces of UK Engineering
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has announced its finalists for the prestigious Young Woman Engineer (YWE) of the Year Awards, which will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year, as it leads young women engineers nominated for their brilliant industry work and achievements.
17th October 2017

Engineering the Next Generation with the IET and ITN productions

Engineering the Next Generation with the IET and ITN productions
  A news and current affairs-style programme has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITN Productions; ‘Engineering the Next Generation,’ in which the programme will explore the challenges, careers and future of modern engineering in the UK.
13th October 2017

In the driving seat of a sustainable future

In the driving seat of a sustainable future
The new President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) will use his year-long term of office to champion how innovation and customers will become ‘change-makers’ in the decarbonisation of the energy system with renewables, smart homes, energy storage and electric vehicles playing a fundamental role.
10th October 2017

Exams alone are failing to produce work-ready school leavers

Exams alone are failing to produce work-ready school leavers
  Since this year’s GCSE results have been release, it has been made clear that the education system is at risk of stifling economic growth if there isn’t a greater focus on skills based learning, such as work experience, says the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET). 
6th September 2017

Research shows uptake in maths and physics for A-Levels

Research shows uptake in maths and physics for A-Levels
  Research has found that the uptake of students studying Maths and Physics subjects has been hailed ‘a step in the right direction’ and is welcome progress, but studying engineering is creative and should not be limited to only those who have taken these subjects, states the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
5th September 2017

Competition: Engineer the chocolate bar of the future

Competition: Engineer the chocolate bar of the future
  It’s no secret that kids like to ask the question ‘why’, but just how much? New research reveals that curious kids in the UK ask their parents 22,174 questions during their school years - more than half of which are science or engineering related (53%).
22nd August 2017


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