22 Nov '12, 8am

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs told by IET - Electronics Weekly via @sharethis

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs told by IET Richard Wilson Thursday 22 November 2012 08:13 MPs have been told they must act to raise the status of engineering in the UK. The head of the professional engineering body, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), has told a committee of MPs that the British society's lack of understanding of the role of engineering, and the value of engineering skills to the economy, needs to be addressed. He said this must begin with better careers advice at schools. "More work needs to be done to improve the public’s understanding of what engineering is and the diversity of engineering jobs and careers, including vocational routes and especially apprenticeships," Nigel Fine, chief executive of the IET, told the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into ‘Engineering Skills’. According to Fine, ...

Full article: http://www.electronicsweekly.com/Articles/22/11/2012/5505...

Tweets

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs...

electronicsweekly.com 25 Nov '12, 3pm

'Act now' to address engineers' low status, MPs told by IET Richard Wilson Thursday 22 November 2012 08:13 MPs have been t...

Huge investment in UK space industry: The UK Sp...

electronicsweekly.com 22 Nov '12, 8am

The UK space industry is to get a huge cash injection to support big expansion and increases its importance to the nationa...

Funding aims to inspire next generation of #eng...

eurekamagazine.co.uk 22 Nov '12, 10am

The winners will receive their scholarships, ranging in value from £1,000 to £3,000 per annum, at the annual IET Ambition ...

Army's airborne engineers build French connecti...

mod.uk 21 Nov '12, 11am

The sappers then moved to Otterburn, where they were challenged to build water supply points capable of providing 40,000 l...

Interview with @NeelieKroesEU about keeping cur...

electronicsweekly.com 22 Nov '12, 10am

“We must keep manufacturing in Europe,” Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the EC, told the European Nanoelectronics Forum in...

Public Bitcoin address: What's the risk of publ...

bitcoin.stackexchange.com 26 Nov '12, 9am

For privacy, Bitcoin relies on "pseudonymity", which means that the only way people can choose not to disclose their ident...

Huge investment in UK space industry

electronicsweekly.com 25 Nov '12, 11am

Satellite telecommunications is at the heart of the UK space industry, with the previous round of Advanced Research in Tel...

#British Army’s airborne engineers on #exercise with French troops. Read the full story:

#British Army’s airborne engineers on #exercise...

army.mod.uk 21 Nov '12, 4pm

An exercise has seen the British Army’s airborne engineers build bridges with their French counterparts and across the lar...

3D printed electronics on the way?

eurekamagazine.co.uk 22 Nov '12, 9am

A team from the University of Warwick has created a simple and inexpensive conductive plastic composite that can be used t...