The support given by the UCAS system needs to be available for students who choose the vocational path into engineering careers, says Paul Jackson, the chief executive of EngineeringUK, ion his latest guest blog
The Biomedical Catalyst programme is proving to be a model for building a bridge over the ‘valley of death’ between research and commercialisation, says Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, in his latest guest blog
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the unsung engineering heroes behind the recent Winter Olympics
No single group can have a monopoly on the development of engineers: employers, teachers, universities and trade unions must all play a role, says Paul Jackson, chief executive of EngineeringUK, in his latest guest blog.
Tom Lee, Senior Engineer at MIRA, explains how automobile manufacturers are tuning the sounds produced by the vehicles, both inside and outside the cabin.
In his latest Guest Blog, Iain Gray, chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, explains how the launch of a new company, Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd, will help UK companies and research institutions to pool their resources and enhance the ‘contact sport’ of innovation
This is a big year for the Aircraft Carrier Alliance, with the float-out of Queen Elizabeth scheduled for the summer. Guest blogger David Downs presents his latest project update.
The government is keen to promote engineering as a career that is vital to the future of the country, says EngineeringUK chief executive Paul Jackson in his guest blog; but it’s vital to make sure this momentum doesn’t plateau
The presence of Ron Ayers - one of the UK’s most celebrated engineers - on this year’s honours list is cause for celebration writes our anonymous blogger
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board explains how Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) represent a good deal for all involved
A new type of vehicle, combining electric ‘carriages’ and a diesel ‘locomotive’, could provide public transport on roads in the future. Guest blogger Richard Morris of MIRA explains.
Our anonymous blogger proposes a radical festive solution to industry’s skills gap
The starting gun on the Hinkley Point C project is a signal for the Technology Strategy Board to up its efforts to establish a nuclear supply chain in the UK, says its chief executive
The first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week showed the importance of promoting engineering careers to young people and demonstrating the importance of engineering to decision-makers, says the chief executive of EngineeringUK
Our anonymous blogger asks why, with so many more pressing challenges facing humanity, conflict remains the most potent spur for innovation?
Engineers need to speak with one voice so could it be time to axe some institutions asks our anonymous blogger?
It’s important for product designers to consider the appearance and shape of an object as well as its functionality, says guest blogger Stephen Phillips of Arup
EngineeringUK Chief Executive, Paul Jackson, is pleased by the government’s support for science and engineering careers, but sees the need to raise the awareness of young people to the attractions of technology
Our anonymous blogger asks whether technology designed to make life easier has actually had the opposite effect
Some tricky manoeuvres are accompanying the current phases of Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier project, as Carrier Alliance engineering director David Downs explains
Progress has been made but the government is in danger of undermining its own industrial strategy, says the CEO of manufacturers’ organisation EEF, Terry Scuoler.
The chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board muses on the common ground between engineering and the creative industries, among Britain’s top export earners
Three lower-carbon technologies are competing to replace internal combustion engine vehicles. Derek Charters, Technical Manager at MIRA, takes a look at their advantanges and disadvantages
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the life of autogyro pioneer, Wing Commander Ken Wallis.
Our anonymous blogger reflects on the balance between aesthetics and practicality
The chief executive of Engineering UK finds much good news in the latest crop of STEM GSCE and A-level results, but careers advice and resources still need attention
Mankind’s oldest challenge finding sustainable ways of growing food, and food and drink is the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. The Technology Strategy Board has a number of initiative to help this, explains its chief executive
Our anonymous blogger reflects on thedata storage implications of ever-more powerful design tools
There has been much attention paid to reducing the energy needed to run building systems, but we must also consider the carbon associated with putting the building there in the first place, says Kristian Steele
Increasing demand for personal mobility and advances in connectivity technology mean that we have to be much more precise about defining what we mean about transport and accessibility, says guest blogger Tim Edwards
Encouraging innovation in the supply chain is an integral part of the Technology Strategy Board’s mission to help the UK maximise the income it can generate from the science base, says its chief executive
Amidst all the moaning about status and pay, it’s easy to forget that engineering is one of the most enjoyable careers imaginable
75 years on from The Mallard Britain still produces engineers who can, and do, take on the world writes our anonymous blogger
The ‘Catapult’ concept of concentrating facilities and expertise in fast-growing sectors is beginning to bear fruit, as guest blogger Iain Gray, the chief executive of the Technology Strategy Board, explains
Inside and outside, the Royal Navy’s new flagship, Queen Elizabeth, is having its vital components fitted and completed ahead of its flotation out of dry dock next year, as guest blogger David Downs explains.
The ‘inbetween’ stage of autonomous, self-driving cars – where we have partial autonomy and a mixture of human and ‘robot’ drivers — presents challenges to car makers and infrastructure designers.
School pupils having to swim the Channel to raise money for science and IT facilities is a worrying trend, but it sets an admirable example of determination and enthusiasm for STEM education, says guest blogger Paul Jackson
Our secret columnist ponders the value of putting letters after your name
The Bloodhound Supersonic Car project is bringing all sorts of engineers together. Corporal Lisah Brooking of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers explains how she became involved in the project
Our anonymous blogger laments the passing of the “migrant” apprentice