Celebrating women in engineering!

Women working in the engineering sector are in the spotlight across the world today. The International Women in Engineering Day (WES), now in its fourth year, focuses on the careers in engineering and technical roles for girls as well as celebrates the achievements of women engineers. According to WES, only 9% of the engineering workforce […]

Energy and environmental consultancy buys UK firm

Energised Environments has bought Bristol-based renewable energy consultancy IT Power Consulting Limited (ITPCL). The combined business now has 50 staff based in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Bristol and internationally. It will provide environmental and engineering services in the UK and overseas to the energy, transport, property and construction sectors as well as corporate blue chip clients. […]

Wales to build £19.5m engineering research centre

A new £19.5 million research centre for advanced engineering supporting industries including nuclear and renewable energy is to be built in Wales. The Advanced Engineering Materials Research Institute (AMERI) at TWI Technology Centre in Port Talbot has received £7.5 million of EU investment to kick-start the construction. It is expected to create 16 highly skilled […]

Immigration ‘significant factor’ in US engineering growth

Immigrants make a significant contribution to the US science and engineering sector. From 2003 to 2013 the number of immigrants who were scientists and engineers increased to 5.2 million. That’s an 18% increase, according to a report from the National Science Foundation’s National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics (NCSES). That increase helped the total number of […]

‘Family influence needed to encourage women in energy’

Family influence is needed to encourage more women into the energy sector. That’s according to Averil Macdonald, Professor at the University of Southampton. At the recent Energy Live 2015 conference she told ELN influence is “less about the education, it’s more about the careers advice and particularly the families”. Ms Macdonald added: “Families are the influencer […]

First female engineering president calls for quotas to boost women in the sector

More engineering employers should introduce a range of measures including quotas to boost the number women in the sector. That’s what the first female President of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Naomi Climer, is calling for to raise the number of female engineers. The proportion of female engineers in the UK has remained at less […]

Women encouraged to be engineers

Women in the UK are being encouraged to choose engineering as their career options. The ‘Women in Engineering’ campaign aims to give females the opportunity to discover more about the industry and the opportunities it offers to them. It also helps find ways to encourage more women to select engineering courses at university. Women from across the construction and […]

Aberdeen to open engineering campus in South Korea

The University of Aberdeen is to become the first UK higher education institution to open a campus in South Korea. The new facility in the Hadong District, in the Gwangyang Free Economic Zone, will specialise in teaching engineering courses related to the offshore oil and gas industry. It will also provide students in Aberdeen with […]

US awards nuclear energy students

The US has awarded over $5 million (£3.3 million) to students studying nuclear energy related programmes. Today’s awards included 59 undergraduate scholarships and funding for 32 graduates at American colleges and universities. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said: “The awards announced today will directly help support the future of the nuclear energy research workforce, as we continue to grow […]

Sellafield nuclear workers back strike action

More than a thousand Sellafield workers have voted for a strike action. Unite the Union said 98% of workers, who are employed at the Sellafield nuclear site in Cumbria, backed the industrial action. The decision follows a 10-month dispute over health and safety issues and being refused a full-time union representative. They are currently looking to […]