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Welcome to a collection of news stories from around the world on the themes of engineering and design.Click on the link beside each feature to read more.You can sort through the news items according to the category as specified in the column on the left hand side of the page.


The IED has once again recognised in its annual awards those final-year student projects that most caught the eyes of its panel of independent judges. Here are their projects and the stories behind them

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Century celebrations beckon for E&PDE

The E&PDE Conference in 2017 will be hosted at the HiOA Conference centre in Oslo, Norway, and will form part of its 100-year jubilee celebrations

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Congratulations to IED Chair Dr Tania Humphries-Smith on winning the ‘International Woman in Tech’ Venus Awards

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British Engineering Excellence Awards Name Lightpoint Medical as ‘Best of the Best’

Ground breaking medical imaging company takes the Grand Prix prize

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Slice of Raspberry Pi whets the appetite

Nearly 200 AWE staff, with some joined by their family, plus local IED members, packed the William Penney Theatre at Aldermaston recently to hear about the latest technology behind the Raspberry Pi, which is helping to inspire the next generation of budding scientists, engineers and IT ...

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Salute the Winners!

No doubt you’ve heard the brand names: Post-It, Scotchgard, Nexcare, Filtrete. And, among many more, they are all illustrious brands owned by 3M, who played host to the IED’s Annual and Extraordinary General meetings, plus annual Awards, on 9 July.

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Spotlight on IED council members: Neil Phelps IEng MIED

Neil Phelps IEng MIED is a production design manager at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE). He started his engineering career in 1975 as a mechanical engineering technician apprentice with F J Edwards, which produced sheet metal working machine tools. He was introduced to the art of design and ...

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Maggie Philbin: it’s an honour!

When IED president, TV presenter and technology entrepreneur Maggie Philbin travelled to Huddersfield recently to receive an honorary doctorate from its university, it meant a return journey to one of the most exciting moments in her life.

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Graham Jeffrey:‘STEM Ambassador of the Year’

We are delighted to announce that IED member Graham Jeffrey has been awarded the title of ‘STEM Ambassador of the Year’ for the Bristol, Bath and Somerset region.

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Mind your Ps and queues!

The ‘Pee Power’ urinal – which turns pee into electricity –took centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival in June.

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