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skills shortages

Addressing skills shortages critical to the future of UK science

The UK must address the increasing number of science skills shortages to maintain its world-leading position for medicines and vaccines research and development, says the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
skills gap, blockchain, gender

Closing the skills gap in blockchain businesses

Despite blockchain experiencing incredible growth over the last decade, gender diversity and the technical skills gap remain a growing burden.
Women and Minorities

Building inclusive excellence for women and minorities in STEM

Dr Suzanna M. Rose from the Office to Advance Women, Equity & Diversity, Academic Affairs shares her views on working towards a university climate of inclusive excellence when it comes to the representation of women and minorities in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
STEM Inspiration Awards

UK Hydrographic Office receives Highly Commended STEM Inspirational Awards

The UK Hydrographic Office has been awarded Highly Commended STEM Inspiration Awards ahead of National STEM Day, in recognition of their outstanding commitment to encouraging young people into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers
Careers within STEM

Careers within STEM: What has STEM ever done for me?

STEM, four little letters that stand for big subjects: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Careers within STEM account for 20% of the UK's total workforce, employing close to 5.8 million people. Clearly - STEM matters
(STEM) education

Promoting excellence in U.S. STEM education

The important mission of the National Science Foundation when it comes to fostering excellence in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education for all students in the U.S. is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government
science lessons

UK schools urged to do more to engage children in science lessons

87% of parents feel children would be more engaged with science lessons if teaching used the most advanced technology
balanced curriculum

Balanced curriculum needed to encourage school leavers into STEM undergraduate courses

IET is today calling for a more balanced curriculum across the nation’s schools to ensure young people have a rounded knowledge and the skills needed to pursue further education and careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
environmental undergraduate research

Environmental undergraduate research: Creating a generation of citizen scientists one local problem at a...

On environmental undergraduate research, Professors Tom Landerholm and Kelly McDonald discuss their plan to focus all of their students on the research needed for a local river to recover 
STEM sector

International Women’s Day: How to make it as a woman in the STEM sector

Nancy Thomson, CEO of Thomson ecology, provides an insight on how to make it in the STEM sector as we continue to celebrate International Women's Day
gaming entrepreneur

International Women’s Day: Female gaming entrepreneur wins BAFTA award

Gaming entrepreneur, Jessica Saunders, speaks out about her successful career in the male-dominated industry as we celebrate International Women’s Day 2018
National Apprenticeship Week

BSRIA celebrates National Apprenticeship Week 2018

National Apprenticeship Week (NAW2018) – running from Monday 5th to Friday 9th March - brings together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships

Supporting Alaska Native students through education

Dr. Herb Schroeder from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Programme (ANSEP) outlines why it’s integral to develop the skills of Alaska Native students
newton fund

Newton Fund: helping with novel development opportunities

Melvin Hoare, University of Leeds discusses how the UK's Newton Fund is helping developing nations to engage in science and research.

Women in STEM: Overcoming gender inequality in Switzerland

Elena Makarova, University of Vienna, on the obstacles women have to overcome to work in STEM, and how teachers can support their gender career choice.
modern industrial strategy education

May intends to ‘grasp the bigger prize’ with modern industrial strategy

Theresa May is to set out her flagship Modern Industrial Strategy today, the policy which sits at the core of her government’s vision for post-Brexit Britain The Prime Minister is using her first regional Cabinet meeting today to launch a new, more interventionist industrial strategy aimed at bridging the productivity...
Apprenticeship levy to help close skills gap

How will the apprenticeship levy help close the skills gap?

The new apprenticeship levy could help address the skills gap in the UK, argues Penny Hydraulics’ general manager Jess Penny If you work within the UK’s engineering and manufacturing sector, you’ll be well aware of the industry’s current skills shortage. Without a pool of top-quality talent to draw from, businesses...
Quantum technology researcher Takis Kontos

Hybrid electrons and photons for quantum technology

Quantum technology is a rapidly developing field, with great potential for nanoelectronic applications, as Dr Takis Kontos relates Many machines made by mankind can be considered as hybrid systems to a large extent. An old windmill, for example, combines the softness of the sails with the stiffness of the wood...

The gender gap in academic leadership

Despite some progress, women are still underrepresented in positions of academic leadership across the world. Colette Fagan, Professor, Deputy Dean and Vice Dean for Research at the University of Manchester asks why The situation has improved since the 1970s but across the world women still occupy only a minority of academic...
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Full steam ahead: STEM, engineering and Brunel save the day!

Clair Prosser, Press Officer at BSRIA highlights how the organisation are hoping to inspire engineers of the future Engineers changed the world and turned imagination into reality. There isn’t a facet of the modern world that hasn’t been touched by engineering. Engineers – and indeed those who take up the...

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