Drax invests £200k in laptops for students during Covid-19 crisis

It says the donation is part of the energy company’s initiative to inspire more children to study science, technology, engineering and maths subjects

Student digs might not be clean but they’re going green

  A new course aims to educate student renters about improving energy efficiency. The classes at Colorado State University, led by Dr. Anne Marie Merline, aim to teach students renting houses about efficiency. The professor says this is needed if the City of Fort Collins is going to reach the sustainable goals and targets set […]

Liverpool University halls to go green

A contract has been awarded to build a sustainable energy centre at Liverpool University. Vital Energi will install the £1.5 million low carbon Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant at the university’s new halls of residence. Greenbank Student Village is around three miles away from the main campus and will provide energy for its 1,300 students with six boilers, two CHP […]

UK students to develop fully electric aircraft

Students from the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) are to build an all-electric aircraft. A team of undergraduates studying aerospace engineering will develop one of the first fully electric research gliders in the UK. They will install a lightweight electric motor and a lithium-based battery in a single-seater airframe. They expect to fly the […]

US awards $5m to nuclear energy students

The US has awarded more than $5 million (£3.4m) to students who are studying courses related to nuclear energy. Around 57 undergraduate scholarships and 33 graduate-level fellowships for students at American colleges and universities have received a share of the money. The Department of Energy said it has awarded around $33 million (£22.7m) to more […]

Nuke grads give school kids a blast

Nuclear science graduates have been out inspiring the next generation of would-be boffins. Graduates based at the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) in Bootle, Merseyside have been busy acting as STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) ambassadors, visiting local schools. One of which was Maricourt Catholic High School in Maghull, where the grads talked about […]

US invests $63k on climate change education

An institute in Nevada has been awarded more than $63,000 (£40,950) to develop an environmental education project. The Great Basin Institute aims to help students improve their critical thinking skills related to climate change. They will learn how to plan and conduct scientific investigations, analyse data and use mathematical and computational thinking. The project will […]

‘Oil and gas still an attractive career’

Oil and gas professionals would recommend a career in the industry to the next generation despite recent market challenges. That’s the result of a survey from Rigzone, an online resource for data in the sector, which asked around 1,000 professionals from 74 countries. It found 84% of oil and gas workers would recommend the industry as […]

European graduates ready to hit the energy sector

A  pan European programme for graduates who want to specialise in the energy sector has been launched. The Energy Management (MEM) degree programme aims to help students enter and enhance a career in the industry. Students learn about the business side of energy,  the environment and its fundamental economic and technological concepts. They also gain the ability […]

School students get insight into energy industry

A pilot project in Scotland helped students gain an insight into the energy industry. A total of 27 pupils from two schools worked with energy companies and lecturers from Fife College from January to early June this year. They found out more about the skills they need to join the sector as part of the […]