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Engineering Insights- Railway Industry

On a graduate scheme for London Underground, Arno Bajon has been working on a wide variety of railway projects, from signalling to maintenance of train tracks. He describes the benefits of a career in the railways, and explains how to get ahead in the sector, from the first year of a mechanical engineering degree...

Ford- Engineered in Britain

This film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, shows how the imagination of engineers have made Ford one of the leading-edge automotive companies in the world, with a large proportion of its engine and powertrain development originating in the UK. The innovation of its UK engineers, who develop next...

Our vision: What is mechanical engineering?

Simon Taylor, chief engineer, introduces the work of the engineering team at the Mars factory in Slough. Ed Godsell, a project engineer who started on the Mars graduate scheme, explains the critical role of engineers in getting products onto the market. The production line runs 24 hours a day, every day of the...

Running Shoes

Loughborough University's sports engineers are using additive layer manufacturing or '3D printing' to help build personalised running spikes. Andrea Vinet is a research student at the Sports Technology Institute and has been looking at the manufacturing and human performance testing of running shoes. Her aim is...

Working in The Nuclear Industry

In this film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, two young engineers talk about their jobs in the nuclear industry, and explain how nuclear power is providing reliable, low-carbon energy for the UK.

Who Does What at Brompton?

This film introduces the range of jobs in the Brompton Bicycle factory, where there are 70 staff on the factory floor building and making parts for the bicycles and 40 support staff. The jobs highlighted in the film include the technical support manager, lean manufacturing manager, design manager, quality...

Super Power Stories

This resource describes how engineers at Rolls Royce apply physics and chemistry in the development of their engines, including how materials behave in extreme conditions, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, the use of computer modelling to look at forces and energy transfers, and the use of maths in performance...

Catalyst Volume 24 Issue 4: Full Magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Catching a Comet

The Rosetta spacecraft is designed to catch up with, and explore, a comet.

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STEM Case Study: Priestley College - (Engineering Education Scheme)

This case study describes how Priestley College promotes STEM subjects and careers to girls, through involvement in the Engineering Education Scheme (EES). The scheme, run by EDT, lasts six months and offers hands on experience for a group of four year twelve students who are studying maths and physics/chemistry....

Efforts to increase students’ interest in STEM studies and careers: National measures taken by 30 countries, 2015 report

This publication is the latest in a series of reports about national efforts to increase students’ interest in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) studies and careers.

 

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