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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.

GYM: Looking Forward

It’s now nicely into the new year and the last of the sluggishness from over-indulging at Christmas is beginning to wear off. So far in 2015, we’ve had a very successful post-Christmas GYM Group social, sharing news, ideas and plans for the forthcoming year over a conference (and later pub) table. ...

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It is nearly nine months since a group of volunteers sat down at Courtleigh and agreed to get more involved in the IED. We have since been welcomed with open arms by all parts of the IED and recently attended the Engineering Design Show, hosting a workshop for professional registration and ...

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Shooting high

The first Hasselblad camera body and Zeiss lens, carried into orbit by Wally Schirra on the Mercury-Atlas 8 space mission and attested to by fellow astronaut Gordon Cooper as being used during Mercury-Atlas 9, has been sold at auction in the US for $275,000.

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Miliband vows to boost number of female engineers

Thousands of female engineers will be trained up as part of a national mission to get Britain building again, Labour leader Ed Miliband has announced. Writing on Facebook, he said that Britain's lack of female engineers should be a "matter of national embarrassment", as he called for an extra ...

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The robot revolution gathers pace

From humanoid entertainment devices to robotic cleaning machines, robots promise to revolutionise the way consumers interact with the world, and monitor their health and environment. To illustrate how great an influence they now exert, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) states that robotics ...

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History in the making

The IED is now authorised to award Chartered Status to product designers. The first two registrants to be granted Chartership are revealed below.

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Congratulations to Chris – and best wishes!

Chris Dowlen BTech CEng MIMechE REngDes FIED FRSA, a member of the IED since 1986, has retired. He has been a member of Council since May 2003, when he was elected as chairman of the Education and Training Committee.

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Consultancy moves up a gear

The winners of the 2014 British Engineering Excellence Awards (BEEAs) were revealed at a lunch event held in London on 9 October, hosted by IED president Maggie Philbin, with the IED sponsoring the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award. The winner of this prestigious award was Romax, as it has on average ...

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Exciting news – Chartership for Product Designers

We are really pleased to announce that the Privy Council have granted the IED powers to develop a Chartership for Product Designers. The motion was approved at the Privy Council’s meeting on 8 October. While there is some initial preparation work to be completed before the Chartership can be rolled ...

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There were many things to celebrate at this year’s AGM and Prizegiving – none more so than radio and TV presenter, and founder of TeenTech, Maggie Philbin, being elected as the new president of the IED.

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