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Artist's impress of a suspended solar chimney

From summer schools to solar chimneys

13 Nov 2014 | By Patrick Cottam

Mechanical engineer Patrick Cottam is at the heart of efforts to develop a bizarre new form of solar energy technology, all thanks, he says, to a work experience stint with ballooning pioneer Per Lindstrand.


How would you spend £5,000 to build the perfect engineering CV?

9 Nov 2014 | By Stephen Harris

Student engineers are being offered the funding and contacts to put together their dream work experience programme.


Ailie MacAdam

Driven by diversity: Bechtel's global rail boss Ailie MacAdam

18 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

Ailie MacAdam, one of the UK’s top engineers, is determined to use her success to inspire industry’s next generation of women


Examining innovation

16 Sep 2014 | By Julia Pierce

Why you should consider a career at the European Patent Office



Women In Engineering 2014

Why and how industry can do more to retain its female engineers

21 Nov 2014 | By Jon Excell

The Engineer’s latest Women In Engineering special reports that while there’s tentative evidence that more women are pursuing an engineering career, industry can do more to ensure they stay.

secret engineer

A question of expectations

20 Nov 2014 | By The Secret Engineer

A new job, and some morale-boosting praise, prompts our anonymous blogger to ask why different companies appear to have different expectations of their engineers?


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With police this week warning a House of Lords committee that off-the-shelf “drones” are being used to harass people, there are growing calls for tighter regulations to prevent criminal use of the technology. Are these concerns justified? With which of the following statements do you most strongly agree?