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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.

Kickstart for SafariSeat

SafariSeat is a wheelchair that has been designed specifically for people in developing countries. It’s low cost, all-terrain and open source. SafariSeat can be made in basic workshops using bicycle parts, which makes it easy to repair.

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Creativity in action

The Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE) Conference has just celebrated its 18th birthday! Held in Denmark this year, it was a great success, as Christian Tollestrup, head of the Industrial Design Section, Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology, Aalborg University, ...

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New move to STEM skills gap

​New move to STEM skills gapResearch shows that one of the biggest challenges within STEM education and encouraging tech literacy amongst young people is a lack of easily relatable materials linking the relevant subjects and technology skills to real careers.

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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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