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The Institution of Engineering and Technology Articles

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Aerospace & Defence
3rd September 2019
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.

Analysis
25th July 2019
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.

Analysis
26th June 2019
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.

Analysis
17th December 2018
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.

Analysis
11th December 2018
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. 

Around the Industry
7th December 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.

Analysis
21st November 2018
You can always trust an engineer

Engineering is the fourth most trusted profession in the UK, a new truth league table reveals today.

Analysis
26th September 2018
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.

Analysis
14th September 2018
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.

Analysis
6th December 2017
'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.

Analysis
26th May 2017
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.

Medical
26th January 2017
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.

Analysis
28th October 2016
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.

Analysis
4th May 2016
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.

Analysis
17th March 2016
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:

Analysis
22nd January 2016
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.

Analysis
18th December 2015
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.

Analysis
27th November 2015
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.

Analysis
23rd October 2015
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.”

Analysis
14th September 2015
Older & disabled people are missing out on smart phone technology

The benefits of taking action to encourage more older and disabled people to use apps to improve their public transport experience are highlighted in a recent report. Meeting the Needs of Older and Disabled Travellers, published by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and ITS UK, highlights that over 80% of the over 60s would not use journey planning websites, apps or text messages that can give them valuable travel information to ...

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