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Help the IET change the face of engineering
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has launched a new campaign to find inspiring engineers and technologists from all walks of life who have changed or are making a difference in our world for the greater good.
Top ten items that kids would take into space
Space is filled with infinite discoveries waiting to be found, but new research from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has found home comforts would be hard to leave behind with more than a third (36%) of children saying they would most like to take their TV to space with them should they ever leave the planet.
IET Venues announce summer investment projects
IET Venues has announced two summer upgrade projects across both of its sites, IET London: Savoy Place and IET Birmingham: Austin Court, taking place from July 2019, as part of its continued facilities investment. IET London: Savoy Place’s Riverside Room will undergo a £280k upgrade to further enhance the rooms state-of-the-art AV and event offering.
Is space the solution to Earth’s environmental problems?
As the 50th anniversary of the moon landing approaches, new research has found children are looking to space just as much as their grandparents were 50 years ago, but for very different reasons. Nearly two thirds (61%) of children are worried about environmental damage to the planet, with 49% believing we will have to look to Space for somewhere to live in the future.
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.
Electrical industry urged to ensure compliance with wiring regulations
All electrical contractors must ensure they are up to date with the new requirements for BS 7671:2018, when the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations comes into effect on 1st January 2018. From the New Year all new electrical installations must be designed to comply with the standards and requirements set out in BS 7671:2018.
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.
You can always trust an engineer
Engineering is the fourth most trusted profession in the UK, a new truth league table reveals today.
Electrical professionals warned of fake IET Wiring Regulations on sale
Electrical professionals are being urged by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) to ensure that they are using genuine copies of BS 7671:2018, The IET Wiring Regulations. The call comes as the IET has been made aware of a number of counterfeit PDF copies of its publications for sale and distribution through various channels in the past week.
Lights, Camera, Action!
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has teamed up with iconic BBC television show Blue Peter to offer children the chance to design and engineer aspects of their very own music video for British pop-rock band New Hope Club. Winners will get to meet the band, as well as actively participate in engineering the music video.
'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.
R&D competition tasks tech innovators with solving real world challenges
A new initiative launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) is seeking innovative UK small and medium enterprises (SMEs) whose technology can be adapted and commercialised to solve societal and industry challenges in sectors that are new to the company.
Infection-cutting medical device to reach market
A Warwickshire-based team of automation engineers has been awarded funding from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) to bring an infection-cutting medical device to market.
Kids’ tech predictions placed in a time capsule
To mark the official reopening of London’s global engineering hub at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), school children from across the country were invited to submit their predictions for the future of technology.
Only 18% of Brits have even heard of a ‘smart city’
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has released a new research report, Smart Cities – Time to involve the people, which reveals that only 18% of the British public has heard of a ‘smart city’. The report also reveals low interest in the technologies typically associated with smart cities. For example, only 8% saw a value in being able to order driverless or electric transport from their smart phone.
Maths until 18: where will teachers come from?
George Osborne announced in The Budget that the Government is considering making studying maths at school compulsory until the age of 18. Paul Davies, Head of Policy, Institution of Engineering and Technology, comments:
Sharing technical knowledge
The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), have joined forces to address the current lack of widespread exploitation of horizontal innovation in the business technology community.
Who (should) run the world? GIRLS!
Recognising their ground-breaking work in engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has presented its prestigious Young Woman Engineer of the Year awards to three brilliant young women. All will play an ambassadorial role for the engineering and technology professions in the forthcoming months, promoting engineering careers to girls and young people.
Compliance to BS EN 61439-3 required from 2016
One of the most vital additions to the updated IET Wiring Regulations BS 7671:2008 (introduced in January 2015 by The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)) is regulation 421.1.201 which will come into effect on 1st January 2016.
IET's top five cyber security tips
Hugh Boyes, cyber security expert at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has issued five top tips to help people to avoid becoming victims of cyber crime. He commented: “With increasing threats to systems and new vulnerabilities emerging daily, we need to raise awareness of the need to improve the cyber security of all the technology we use.”