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Another Successful Year for Talent 2030!

At present only 11.8% of the UK’s professional engineers are women. From any perspective this is a huge waste of talent. The National Centre’s Engineering and Manufacturing Task Force explored the challenge of maintaining the UK’s manufacturing base. Talent 2030 is a legacy project from the Task Force report ‘Great Expectations’. Part of this is…
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Talent 2030 and Talent 2050: Tackling Britain’s Engineering Skills and Education for the Future

To ensure Britain’s global competitiveness it needs high level engineering skills within a diverse workforce. The Talent 2050 programme, “identifies areas of potential disruption, explores changes required to meet today’s, and future, challenges with relevant and effective education, and recommends changes to enable future prosperity”.  It will take 20 years to take a generation from early…
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Wearable Technology: Meet ‘doppel’ the Stress-Reducing Wristband

This week we’re looking at wearable technology. Doppel is the next step for this exciting and expanding sector.  Jack Hooper, one of the founders, said “doppel is active, not passive. It goes beyond monitoring and does something for you…our brains have evolved to process experiences. We think the technology of today gives us data but…
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Female Engineers in the First World War

Sunday 11th November 2018 marked the centenary of the First World War. This global war, originating in Europe, lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918. These four years saw large numbers of women enter technical fields. Women were now manning the Home Front, helping construct machinery and driving the transport. French Field Marshal…
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Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2018!

Here at Talent 2030 we are celebrating Tomorrow’s Engineers Week! Returning for the sixth year – it aims to change young people’s perceptions about engineering. This year the campaign forms part of the Year of Engineering. It will be focusing on animal health, saving the environment, staying safe, health and entertainment. With Tomorrow’s Engineers Week…
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Future Engineers Exhibition: Inspiring the Generation of Tomorrow

This week we’re looking at the role modern museum’s play in inspiring the next set of engineers. Museum’s are a fantastic way of reaching young people, especially as approximately 265,000 skilled engineering recruits are needed each year by 2024.  Its really important to reach out to girls at an earlier age in order to show them…
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Not by invitation: watching women break into engineering

So far, 2018 has been a year of ups and downs for women in engineering. Donna Strickland became the first woman to win the Nobel prize in physics in over 50 years, but weeks previously was denied a Wikipedia page based on contribution. Dr Hayaatun Sillem became the first woman to take-up the CEO position…
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American National Chemistry Week

We are celebrating American National Chemistry Week! This year’s theme is ‘Chemistry is out of this world’. Chemistry is tied to the science of outer space, the solar system and space travel. In the field of Astrochemistry lots of research and developments are constantly taking place. For example, Scientists are identifying elements in outer space.…
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Celebrating Ada and Women in STEM

Tuesday 10th October was Ada Lovelace Day – an international celebration of all the inspiring women in STEM. This week we are looking at Ada’s wonderful achievements as well as recognising a handful of women who are making huge contributions to the field! Lets start with Ada Lovelace herself. Born, in 1815, she was the…
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Green Mango Peel: Key to Solving Oil Contaminated Soils

One exciting development involves using the peel of green mango fruit to clean up oil sludge! Scientists, from the University of South Australia, have found that nanoparticles synthesised from green mango peels and iron chloride can break down toxins in the oil sludge through chemical oxidation, leaving behind the decontaminated materials . The use of…
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