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The global challenges of tomorrow will be solved by engineers – but what skills will they need to tackle them? We’re answering that question with Future Skills week. Running until Friday, the online series of daily articles will explore...

The global challenges of tomorrow will be solved by engineers – but what skills will they need to tackle them? We’re answering that question with Future Skills week. Running until Friday, the online series of daily articles will explore...

The RSA Student Design Awards is a competition for emerging designers that’s been running since 1924. We challenge students and recent graduates to tackle pressing social, environmental and economic issues through design thinking. Key dates 2021-22. Sep 2021: Briefs...

Using gamification to develop a cybersecurity awareness campaign to ensure engaged and informed employees. Kuala Lumpur, April 12th – 14th. The annual Hilti Global IT Competition (ITC) is organized to provide a platform for the young talents to tackle...

The Railway Challenge, organised by our Railway Division, provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in yet another challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen. Each annual Challenge cycle kicks-off in October, ending...

Launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation, teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part in the annual UAS Challenge. Starting each October, student teams undertake a full...

This Kaspersky student competition is dedicated to the challenges of a rapidly changing world and tackling security issues posed by new technologies. We want participants of the Secur’IT Cup in 2021 to come up with their own researches and...

The global challenges of tomorrow will be solved by engineers – but what skills will they need to tackle them? We’re answering that question with Future Skills week. Running until Friday, the online series of daily articles will explore...

About 750 state school A-level science and maths students are expected to take part in a Cambridge University scheme to bridge the gap in their education during the coronavirus pandemic. Tuition by academics and a stay at a Cambridge...

Last summer, my friend Henry Gargan became obsessed with birds. Everywhere I went with him — on a walk in the park, downtown or even driving in the car — became a birding expedition. The bird on the signpost...

More than 200 million people lost their jobs over the course of the pandemic, and with coronavirus variants on the rise and new Covid cases swelling, it’s possible that businesses that started hiring may cut back or stop hiring...

A trio of National Highways flagship schemes have been gamified by the team behind Minecraft in a bid to inspire the next generation of engineers. National Highways has enlisted the help of Minecraft, the world’s best-selling video game, to...

Experimenting in a pandemic

If you think back to chemistry lessons at school, what do you remember most clearly? It will very often be practicals, experiments or demonstrations. My own favourite chemistry lesson was the first that I can remember: the famous demonstration...

The Bright SCIdea Challenge provides support for students at university (UK and International) to develop an innovative science-based idea into a business plan and to compete for a £5,000 prize. SCI supports entrants in the competition by delivering free,...

Teams are invited to participate in the 26th Design, Build. Fly competition. The mission for this year is to design, build and test an aircraft to deliver vaccination components. Missions will include deployment of the aircraft, staging of vaccination...

COMPETITION: NASA LUNABOTICS 2022

The annual LUNABOTICS competition is a full-on engineering exercise where students receive practical experience in the full engineering lifecycle process from concept development to system closeout.

Making blended learning work

Education has been quite the rollercoaster for students, teachers and parents since March 2020. Those of us working with schools have had to pivot to digital while recognising that the activities that had been delivered face-to-face cannot simply be...

Toward the end of my senior year at Dartmouth, I watched my peers line up in front of the Career Services building. Waiting for their interviews for corporate jobs, all seemed to be dressed the same—the men wearing navy...

During their physics degree at the University of Birmingham, Marion Cromb did four internships across industry and academia. They speak to Laura Hiscott about what they learnt from these varied experiences. This is the third in a series of...

With the stark “code red” warnings from the world’s climate experts in the most recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) still ringing in our ears, it’s vital to give as many people as possible the...

When Daniel Goldberg took his final exams last December, he was attired in little more than a baby-blue hospital gown with an intravenous line snaking out of his arm. Over the past year, Mr. Goldberg, a 24-year-old law student...

During his Master’s degree in medical physics, Constantine Pelesis did an internship at Adaptix, an Oxfordshire-based company developing medical-physics devices. He talks to Laura Hiscott about what he gained from this experience. This is the second in a series...

The quality of any education system is highly dependent on the quality of its teachers. Research has shown how vital universities are in equipping teachers with the theory and the principles they need to do their jobs well. In...

In August 2018, the then 15-year-old Greta Thunberg started spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament calling for stronger action on climate change. It might sound perverse, a teacher supporting kids taking time off school, but spreading awareness...

Honoring Student Excellence in Websites // Video // Mobile // Social // Animation // Marketing // Podcasts. With 2021 making its way to be a milestone in history as we recover from the pandemic, it is clear that the...

Do you design the future? The mission: develop and execute green concepts that shall replace non-sustainable products in the future! Every year, the Green Future Club awards concepts for sustainable materials, products and services that are not yet on...

COMPETITION: 2022 Micro-g NExT

Micro-g Neutral Buoyancy Experiment Design Teams (Micro-g NExT) challenges undergraduate students to design, build, and test a tool or device that addresses an authentic, current space exploration challenge. The overall experience includes hands-on engineering design, test operations, and public...

Roblox has become a video game titan, in recent years dominating the world of kids’ gaming and earning $454 million in revenue last quarter alone. A new report argues that success is built on exploiting young game developers, many...

The UK government’s COVID recovery plans for schools have been criticised for prioritising learning over wellbeing. Education specialists routinely extol the benefits sports, creative activities and the performing arts can bring to children. This is particularly relevant in light...

Exam results are upon us. After the 2020 debacle which saw exams cancelled due to COVID and the first set of algorithm-generated results quickly overturned following complaints of unfairness, what teachers and young people really needed in 2021 was...

Amid the celebrations by students getting their A-level and GCSE results this week, it almost passed without notice that girls had stormed the last bastion of male academic attainment by capturing more top grades in maths than boys in...

The International Youth Math Challenge is one of the biggest online math competition for students from all around the world: Unleash your creativity, knowledge, and math skills to win awards and cash prizes worth over 700 USD – take...

We believe in the power of young, talented and ambitious nature conservationists committed to protecting wild animal and plant species. The applications for the 2022 Future For Nature Awards are open. Apply now! “In the end, it is that...

What is IEEEXtreme? IEEEXtreme is a global challenge in which teams of IEEE Student members – advised and proctored by an IEEE member, and often supported by an IEEE Student Branch – compete in a 24-hour time span against...

The annual International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) looks for the world’s most talented chemistry students at secondary school level. This year 312 students from 85 different countries took part, spending five hours solving challenging problems in a theory paper. The UK students...

Last week, in what was intended to be an internal document, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention made a stark admission: The highly contagious Delta variant had redrawn the battle lines of the coronavirus pandemic, necessitating new public...

STEM education will inevitably be transformed by digital modes of teaching, but finding the right balance between online and in-person teaching formats presents a unique set of challenges. How universities can design a curriculum that offers the flexibility of...

Children experiencing poor mental health are three times less likely than their peers to pass five GCSEs including maths and English, according to a study. Researchers warned that pupils are facing a “double hit” to their educational prospects as...

Elementary school students in the United States ended the 2020-21 school year four to five months behind where they normally would have been in academic achievement, according to a report by the consulting firm McKinsey & Co. that was...

Covid restrictions have left trainee and first-year science teachers feeling unprepared to teach practical lessons, a new survey has found. The research conducted by the Royal Society of Chemistry reveals how Covid restrictions have impacted on science teacher training,...

A flair for creativity and design aligned with skills in automation, robotics and mechatronics are key attributes for new and emerging roles in manufacturing. This is the claim of Future Manufacturing Engineer, a new study conducted jointly by the...

This spring, Philips Pham was among the more than 12,000 people in 148 countries who took an online class called Code in Place. Run by Stanford University, the course taught the fundamentals of computer programming. Four weeks in, Mr....

The BBA Journals are seeking striking and artistically impressive scientific images to use on the each of the BBA journal covers for the 2022 calendar year. We are inviting researchers from within the community that the BBA journals serve,...

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge will encourage research and development of new technology for future mission planning and crewed space missions to other worlds. Timeline for the 2022 NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge. Virtual Information Session July 29...

The scientific journal, Energy Storage Materials (EnSM), is requesting written nominations from the international community for its 2021 EnSM Award (1 awardee) and EnSM Young Scientist Award (3 awardees). The purpose of the EnSM Award is to recognize an...

When I started my undergraduate chemistry education, a course in computer programming was not a degree requirement, so most students did not complete one. Instead, my peers and I relied on software applications for coursework that demanded quantitative analysis....

Cognitive science has been claimed to underpin an increasing range of classroom practices in recent years. These include spaced practice, interleaving, retrieval practice, elaboration, dual coding and cognitive load theory. Cognitive science also forms a key part of the...

In 2016, a summer internship changed Mandy Houghton’s life. At the time, she was a science teacher at the Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind. Harvard University invited her to attend a summer program at the Center...

Almost exactly 80 years ago, British codebreakers made a crucial breakthrough. Using methods developed by the mathematical genius of Alan Turing, they were able to decipher the Enigma code that the Nazis were using on the eastern front in...

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (#STEM) industries have faced criticism recently over workplace equity and discrimination, including gender, race, and disability inequality. STEM employers have historically been behind the curve in terms of welcoming diversity — in 2017, it...