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Colleagues, Engineers & Technicians,   I am proud to be a Trustee of the IET, and, as a serving Royal Air Force (RAF) Engineer Officer, my pitch in last year’s election was of representing the Armed Forces community of Engineers and Technicians.  While my day job is in acquisition and support of aircraft, I currently am the Defence Engineering ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Feb 14, 2017 4:58 PM GMT
The IET Society Insights Blog summarises some of the key areas identified by IET Local Networks at their events that will have an impact on society now or in the future. This month we tackle the latest from the engineering community on space cameras, giant telescopes and intelligent farming... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on Society Insights Feb 9, 2017 11:25 AM GMT
My Presidential priorities for 2017 included Diversity and Inclusivity, Horizontal Innovation and ‘Re-inventing the Learned Society.   read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Feb 7, 2017 10:25 AM GMT
Did you know that you can now @Mention other users of Engineering Communities in your forum posts, when commenting on events, and also on profile page comments too?   With an @Mention you can call someone’s attention to a post or comment that you’ve written so they can read it and reply...   read more...
Posted by Lisa Miles on Community Platform News Feb 7, 2017 9:40 AM GMT
Setting career goals, both short- and long-term, is not as hard as it might initially seem. Sometimes the idea of formulating a plan feels just too big to tackle and so we do nothing at all. Bad idea. There are small and simple steps you should be taking that will help you plan out what you need to focus on – now, as well further down the line.   When considering ... read more...
Posted by David Biggins on Career Hacks Feb 2, 2017 12:18 PM GMT
Content marketing is one of the most effective marketing techniques at the moment. The concept is more than 100 years old, but the vast use of content marketing in brand promotion became popular in the Digital Era. Since digital tech also provided us with the advanced analytics tools, we can now easily test and adapt our content strategies. An elaborate ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Jan 30, 2017 10:47 AM GMT
According to the official numbers,  almost 27% of all internet content is created in WordPress  (WP). What you are probably thinking now is that there must be a reason behind such a popularity of this particular CMS (content management software). It provides you with a wide range of advantages, from enabling you to avoid HTML coding process ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Jan 19, 2017 9:27 PM GMT
A new year with new engineering challenges for the industry. In order to solve the engineering problems we face, our President, Professor Jeremy Watson, encourages us to access knowledge and creative input from non-traditional sources. These include not just other physical sciences but the social sciences as well as the creative arts. Whether it’s ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Jan 19, 2017 10:38 AM GMT
It’s back! The second IET Young Professionals Global Challenge was launched in November 2016 at the Innovation Awards ceremony.   The competition, held in association with RedR, encourages young professionals and students to test their technical know-how by devising a solution to a real world  engineering problem. It enables young engineers to ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The IET Blog Jan 13, 2017 12:40 PM GMT
I am usually not the one to do a ton of theorizing and philosophizing. In fact, I often try not to do it. Still, every now and then, one cannot stop but think about some humongous moments in one's life – moments that have changed everything about their life. For me and everyone from my generation (and all of the others, for that matter) has been the inception ... read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Jan 12, 2017 8:38 PM GMT
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