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Silver Medals for UK's brightest up-and-coming tech entrepreneurs
22 April 2014

20th year of Silver Medal Award recognises UK strengths in digital security, computer programming, aerospace, and manufacturing

Academy welcomes House of Lords report on impact of immigration rules on international STEM student applications to UK universities
11 April 2014

The Royal Academy of Engineering welcomes the conclusions of the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee inquiry into the impact of immigration rules on applications by international STEM students to UK universities.

Key decisions looming on further development of wind power, says Academy
10 April 2014

Managing fluctuations in supply, including variable renewables such as wind power, is fundamental to the operation of the electricity grid and, to date, the balancing mechanisms already in place have been sufficient to cope with the amount of wind energy on the GB system. The contribution of wind is expected to reach 20% within the next decade.

Royal Academy of Engineering to pilot new accelerated endorsement process for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa applications
08 April 2014

From this month, the Royal Academy of Engineering, together with the Royal Society and the British Academy (the other Designated Competent Bodies, DCBs, for science, engineering, social sciences and the humanities), is piloting an accelerated endorsement process for Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) visa applications for the awardees of a set of prestigious UK-based fellowships and grants.

Can robots beat nature? Academy announces latest Ingenious projects
01 April 2014

The Robots vs Animals project will see engineers collaborate with zoologists to showcase how humans have learned from the ingenuity of nature. A team from Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Bristol Zoo will develop interactive events that explore nature-inspired robots, and give public audiences the chance to decide which is best: the creature or creation.

All RISE, enter the research leaders
01 April 2014

Two Academy researchers have today been recognised as RISE Leaders by the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for inspirational leadership and their achievements in research and innovation.

Time running out to make critical decisions on carbon capture and storage, say energy experts
31 March 2014

Time is running out to make the critical development and investment decisions necessary to commission full-scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) plants in time to help the UK decarbonise its energy systems by 2050, Jo Coleman, Strategy Director at the Energy Technologies Institute, will tell a Royal Academy of Engineering conference in London today.

Bridging the gap between vision and experience
21 March 2014

Speaking at the annual Royal Academy of Engineering/Royal Society of Edinburgh joint lecture on Monday 24 March, Dr Virlogeux will tell Fellows and guests of the two national academies what he has learned from his world-renowned bridge projects, including the spectacular Millau Viaduct - the world's longest bridge at this altitude (343 metres) with piers taller than the Eiffel Tower.

Baked beans and female engineers: two new Academy booklets promote diversity in engineering
19 March 2014

In celebration of National Science and Engineering Week, the Royal Academy of Engineering has released two free-to-download booklets which promote diversity in engineering.

Smart glasses to help the partially sighted win gold medal for Oxford researcher
18 March 2014

Dr Stephen Hicks, a research fellow in neuroscience and visual prosthetics at the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Oxford struck gold in the engineering session at this year SET for Britain research poster competition.

 

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