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      Bringing STEM to life – at Rapid speed (08/06/2018)

      The depth of passion for STEM that exists in the UK was in full evidence at this year’s VEX Robotics National Championships. Snowfall over several days had virtually cut off parts of the country. But it did not stop many teams from braving treacherous road conditions and making arduous journeys to the event in Telford...

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      Editorial: Nine percent is not enough… (07/06/2018)

      You already know that engineering in the UK is suffering from a persistent and substantial skills gap: EngineeringUK reports that the annual shortfall of engineering graduates to meet demand is more than 20,000 – and 50,000 for engineering roles at large! And only 9% of the UK industry workforce is female, and just 6% of registered engineers and technicians – CEng, IEng, EngTech – are women…

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      STEM Matters: International Women in Engineering Day – #RaisingTheBar (05/06/2018)

      Not only does engineering in the UK face a well documented and persistent skills gap, with numbers of STEM graduates still not meeting demand, but its gender gap – bearing in mind that the UK has the lowest percentage of female engineering professionals in Europe, at only 9% – is further exacerbating the problem.

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      One year at the helm… (02/05/2018)

      We welcome you to our May 2018 issue of EPDT! It’s hard for me to believe, but this is my 12th issue as Editor of EPDT. Seems as good a time as any to reflect on the last year – and to look forward too...

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      STEM Matters: The Big Bang Fair (02/05/2018)

      This year’s Big Bang Young Scientists & Engineers Fair took place last month at The NEC in Birmingham. Run by EngineeringUK, the event, which is the UK’s largest celebration of STEM for young people, continues to go from strength to strength.

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      EPDT’s May 2018 issue is now available (01/05/2018)

      This month’s issue contains features on Power technologies and Rail applications, as well as EPDT’s annual PXI for T&M supplement. Our cover story looks at how to use RFID and IoT technology to optimise real time rail maintenance.

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      Editorial: The UK state of engineering in 2018… (04/04/2018)

      EngineeringUK recently released its annual State of Engineering report, now in its 20th year, which provides a comprehensive analysis of UK engineering’s economic contribution and the composition of its workforce – as well as the extent to which the supply through the education and training pipeline is likely to meet future needs and demand for engineering skills. Let’s take a closer look at the key findings of this year’s report...

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      EPDT’s April 2018 issue is now available (03/04/2018)

      Our latest issue is online and in print! It contains features on lighting technologies and automotive applications, as well EPDT’s first IoT & Industry 4.0 supplement. Dovetailing two of the three areas, our cover focus draws on the importance of connected, smart lights.

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      Editorial: The 2018 outlook for #UKMFG… (09/03/2018)

      While working on our March 2018 issue, EEF’s 7th edition of its annual Executive Survey was published. Each year, EEF, the manufacturer’s organisation, surveys leading UK manufacturing executives about the growth opportunities and challenges they see for the year ahead…