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‘Model for ‘Project for Waterloo Bridge: The River’’, Dame Barbara Hepworth, 1947 | Tate

On display at Tate Modern part of Artist and Society T00953<p>On display at Tate St Ives part of Modern Art and St Ives T00958

How the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” Invented a System for Remote-Controlling Torpedoes

In 1937, the dinner table of Fritz Mandl — an arms dealer who sold to both sides during the Spanish Civil War and the third richest man in Austria — entertained high-ranking Nazi officials who chatted about the newest munitions technologies. Mandl’s wife, a twenty-four-year-old former movie star, …

Education theme

Inspiring, preparing and supporting tomorrow’s engineers is vital if we are to respond to society’s challenges.<p>Raising the profile of engineering and …

Majority of UK public would encourage young people to become engineers

A new Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ poll of a representative cross-section of 1,000 members of the public found that 86% would encourage a …

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

It undermines a long tradition of designing and building infrastructure in the public interest.<p>I’m commiserating with a friend who recently left the technology industry to return to entertainment. “I’m not a programmer,” he begins, explaining some of the frustrations of his former workplace, before …

Women and engineering: why do girls really drop STEM?

Real Jobs | Tomorrow's Engineers

Good vibrations<p>From the Arctic Monkeys to Ed Sheeran and the Manic Street Preachers, Guy Massey is the sound engine…<p>A drop in the water<p>Lauren is a …

Why Virtual Classes Can Be Better Than Real Ones - Issue 29: Scaling

I teach one of the world’s most popular MOOCs (massive online open courses), “Learning How to Learn,” with neuroscientist Terrence J. Sejnowski, the …

This 15-Year-Old’s Invention Converts Ocean Currents Into Energy—for Cheap

Meet Hannah Herbst, a 15-year-old from Boca Raton, Florida, who just might be the nation’s top young scientist. Earlier this month, Herbst won a …

Female engineers: Equalising the path to a career at the forefront of science

As young people fret about job prospects and mounting debts, there's a well paid, highly respected and rewarding profession that would welcome them …

Recruit women, urges engineers’ first female leader

Britain desperately needs to persuade hundreds of thousands of women to take up engineering to help the country exploit new technologies that could transform our lives. Failure would damage the na tion’s capacity to meet the challenges of the future, the new president of the Institution of …

Young female engineer finalists announced to inspire the next generation

<b>More information on the finalists:</b><p><b>Ashleigh Sumner, Engineering Apprentice at Siemens</b><br>Ashleigh is a third year Electrical and Electronic Engineering …

Silicon Valley's 91-year-old designer

<b>Imagine doing your dream job at the age of 91 - that's what Barbara Knickerbocker-Beskind, a designer in Silicon Valley, is doing. She talks about her life long passion for inventing.</b><p>During the Depression we had no money to buy anything, so we were all problem-solvers right from the beginning - …

#ILookLikeAnEngineer: Women scientists smash sexist gender stereotypes on Twitter

A new hashtag #ILookLikeAnEngineer - aimed at dispelling myths around how women in STEM industries look - has gone viral on social media<p>Remember #DistractinglySexy – the hashtag that took off in the aftermath of the ‘Tim Hunt women are distracting and cry in labs’ debacle? The one where women …

The 3 things all female engineers really want you to know

National Women In Engineering Day: Five top female engineers tell us the most annoying perceptions people have of their job - and how we can change them<p>Today is National Women In Engineering Day (NWED) - an annual day that celebrates the thousands of British women working in the field.<p>Over the …

Engineering

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY 2018

<b>​International Women in Engineering Day</b> is an international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on …

Tim Hunt: ‘I’ve been hung out to dry. They haven’t even bothered to ask for my side of affairs’

In an exclusive interview Tim Hunt and his wife Professor Mary Collins tell how their lives fell apart after his quip about women in science went viral on Twitter<p>As jokes go, Sir Tim Hunt’s brief standup routine about women in science last week must rank as one of the worst acts of academic …

The Observer view on sexism in science

“If you’re not using half the talent in your country… you’re not going to get too close to the top.” Bill Gates’s counsel to a Saudi Arabian business gathering might be considered equally pertinent for the British scientific community, which is effectively fishing in just a little over half of the …

Where are the numbers?

The first Grace Hopper conference was held in 1994, bringing together 500 technical women. The second was in 1997. It’s since become an annual …

Dot Everyone – making Britain brilliant at the Internet

I just gave the Dimbleby lecture.This is what I said.Please use, it, comment on it, get involved, write a blog, debate and sign up. <br>“Thank you, …

Michèle Dix CBE, Managing Director, Crossrail 2 on leading the £27bn project and going for things that you want

<b>Michèle started her career at the Greater London Council (GLC) after</b> <b>completing a Civil Engineering degree and then went on to complete her</b> <b>Ph.D. in</b> …

BBC Radio 4 - Britain's Hidden Talent: Women Engineers

Susan Marling asks why the UK has the lowest proportion of female engineers in Europe. In 2014, only 6% of the UK's engineers were women.<p>Over the last century, the Woman's Engineering Society has promoted and supported female engineers - but the Society's current president Dawn Bonfield cites a …

How One Hardware Startup Solved Silicon Valley’s “Woman Problem”

Other Machine has made gender equity a breeze<p>At Other Machine, a hardware startup at the base of Potrero Hill in San Francisco, 11 out of 21 …

Corporate Culture

Can A TV Show Get Girls More Into Tech?

By Tina Amirtha4 minute Read<p>A few weeks ago, the <i>New York Times</i> called it “Technology’s Man Problem.” Tech outlets across the web have named it …

Middle School

This Woman Makes Robots. And No One Is Going to Stop Her.

Melonee Wise was employee 2 at Willow Garage. Its legacy destroyed her first startup but lives on in her latest venture.<p>Melonee Wise paces through …

If it flew 100 years ago, it will fly again: the 1916 warplane built from drawings

A 93-year-old is among 13 volunteers constructing a replica of the pioneering 1½ Strutter, which they hope will be airborne next year to mark its centenary<p>In a ramshackle air hangar in a windswept field on the east coast of Scotland, Bernard Ginty, 83, is frowning in concentration at an intricate …