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A blog post from IET Trustee Professor Jeremy Watson CBE. Jeremy Watson is Professor of Engineering Systems in the Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy at University College London. He also has responsibility, as Vice-Dean of Engineering Sciences, for the engineering mission at UCL. Few people are aware of the ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jun 30, 2015 9:21 AM BST
Cloud, Data Outliers and Revenue are major buzzwords in the world of modern business development. The refinement of motivators and drivers are increasing for these buzzwords, they need to show value, progression and profits. If you cannot demonstrate how you will achieve it, then chances are you will not. Whilst binary transactions are committed to ... read more...
Posted by Rimesh Patel on The Cyber Lens Jun 26, 2015 7:35 PM BST
Encouraging more girls to pursue engineering careers is such a hot topic now. As a woman engineer I am really interested in promoting gender balance in the profession. I am doing my bit as a STEM ambassador, reading reports published by various institutions to understand the problem and trying to change both parents and children’s perception of ... read more...
Posted by Aina Lleonart Piza on WomEng Jun 23, 2015 10:43 AM BST
DSP is one of those engineering concepts that is used every day by the entire globe - way beyond the modern digital channels took to main stream. Radio airwaves, or analogue signals were the first to have DSP applied. DSP has the ability to take a signal, like a radio channel and digitise it. The algorithms used are sophisticated and based on ... read more...
Posted by Rimesh Patel on The Cyber Lens Jun 19, 2015 11:06 PM BST
What does community mean to you? According to the dictionary its: "a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common" So what relevance does this have to the IET? Well, the IET manages a number of communities based on technical and geographic areas. For example there is the South California Local ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The IET Blog Jun 18, 2015 10:07 AM BST
Can you spare half a day or more of your time this summer to inspire young engineers? "Time of Your Light" is a joint electronics initiative between the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Peak 2015 Scout & Guide jamboree. Our goal is to inspire thousands of young people to discover the excitement of engineering and ... read more...
Posted by Stephen Powley on Volunteer Viewpoint Jun 17, 2015 11:59 AM BST
I am a female dyslexic, a state school student, now studying MEng civil engineering at Heriot Watt Uni and on my way to becoming a chartered civil engineer - proving that if you want to do it you can do it. Please check  Positively Pink Engineering out on  facebook  and comment. Inspiration to Aspiration Like a lot of other young school ... read more...
Posted by Emily Kerr on Positively Pink Engineering Jun 16, 2015 10:18 PM BST
Distance cycled today: 100 miles Distance walked today: 2 miles Ascent today: 12,900 feet (a relaxing last day) Total miles on trip: 1203 Hours in saddle on trip: 84hrs 15mins Calories burnt: 66,600 Pedal revolutions: 378,975 (roughly!) Distance to go: miles, I’ve done it! Phil says: “Heading due south over the ... read more...
Posted by William Webb on From the President Jun 16, 2015 4:47 PM BST
Distance cycled today: 115 miles Road blockages climbed around: 4 Ascent today: 16,000 feet Those who have done all cols so far: 5 Distance to go: 100 miles Ascent to go: 12,900 feet (0.4x Everest) Phil says: “Beginning in France the majority of this stage enjoys the drama of the Italian Piemonte region with some more extra-ordinary ... read more...
Posted by William Webb on From the President Jun 16, 2015 10:47 AM BST
I thought I'd share with you all the fact that this month has been a pretty good one, for a couple of reasons.  Firstly, I got the letter saying my CEng application had been successful .  As you can imagine, I'm very pleased - I felt that the interview had gone poorly (which is pretty normal for me and interviews), so I was a bit ... read more...
Posted by Karla Smith on A Volunteer in Godzone (aka New Zealand) Jun 16, 2015 1:40 AM BST
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