Helping lean production

A UK Productivity and Competitiveness (PAC) programme to help small companies develop an approach to lean manufacturing has been launched by the UK Manufacturing Skills Alliance.

The Armourers and Brasiers’ Materials Science Venture Prize

The Armourers & Brasiers Company is a leading supporter of materials science education and research in the UK and sponsors an annual prize to help scientists commercialise early stage research and enable the exploitation of new and exciting ideas. The prize is worth £25,000 and applications are now invited.

Division chair wins industry award

Steve Bedford, Petroleum and Drilling Engineering Division Chair, wins UK Oil and Gas award for mentoring.

Could a woman be the next Doctor Who?

With speculation rife as to who will play the lead role in the BBC’s next series of cult sci-fi drama Doctor Who, the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) has launched a campaign for the next actor to be female.
Steve Pye

Members gain new designations

Acknowledging Institute members who have recently become Fellows or gained Chartered status, including the first three members to become Chartered Environmentalists.