Reading List – The Paralympics, engineering education, and Europe in 12 lessons

The Paralympic games in Rio is now underway. During the next week, the world will have the chance to see a range of technologies designed to make life for the disabled easier. Prosthetic limbs provide mobility to Paralympic athletes – but artificial limbs are far from perfect. A new prosthetic limb has incorporated robotic control in […]

EYE-UK Reading List – Engineering News from the UK and Beyond

After a summer hiatus the EYE-UK Reading List is back! And it’s been an exciting summer, particularly in the energy industry. Hinkley Point C, the first nuclear reactor to be built in the UK since the 1990s, has finally been approved by the board of EDF. Once in operation in 2025 Hinkley Point C will […]

Guess which reading list story is an April fool…

It’s April fools day already! The clocks have gone back, and there’s just under four weeks until the Hanover EYE conference. Book now if you haven’t already.   Your challenge for April fools day is to spot the April fools story in this weeks reading list. 3D printing from your mobile phone A tech start-up has […]

Reading List: Six weeks untill EYE@Hannover

Registration is still open for the European Young Engineers conference in Hannover. There are just six weeks until the conference, make sure you register now to secure your place. With the conference taking place in Germany, take up the opportunity to learn or refresh yourself with some German phrases using Duolingo. What have the Germans […]

Reading List: 6 engineering videos to make you think

This fortnights list is more of a video list than a reading list. Pick a few and watch at your leisure. All are less than 5 minutes long. The future of transportation?  Students from Delft University of Technology have come runners up in a competition run by SpaceX to develop a Hyperloop transportation system. How do […]

Reading List: In a Galaxy Far Far Away

Welcome to the first EYE-UK Reading List of 2016! Contrary to most peoples’ perception that the world slows to a halt over the festive season we’ve already seen some great work been announced in the first few weeks of the year. Major Tim Peake hasn’t has much time to rest, being the first UK ESA […]

December Reading List – 7 Potential Solutions to Climate Change

The UN climate summit in Paris that is taking place will certainly have an impact on the engineering sector in the future. Engineers are practically minded problem solvers, and for this reason this week’s reading list features articles about some of the potential solutions to climate change. It covers articles about the technological challenges, as […]

November Reading List

A report released by the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering has concluded that engineers are vital to economic growth and solving global problems. The “Create the Future” report discusses the public attitudes to engineering. It is based on a survey of more than 10,000 people from countries across the world. It discusses why engineers in […]

Accelerating Engineering Innovation in the 21st century?

One of the lessons about from the European Young Engineers Forum was that industry and academia need greater collaboration in order to innovate in the engineering sector. This fortnights reading list includes articles about the industry – academia divide, and how to encourage innovation. The IET has released its “2015 Skills and Demand in Industry” […]