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I am very pleased that opportunities to demonstrate support for my mission themes for the year continued to present themselves during November. It was great to be invited to open the Women in Science and Engineering (WES) conference at Savoy Place on November 10th, which looked at gender parity in science, technology and engineering, from the ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Dec 5, 2016 2:30 PM GMT
A few weeks ago we launched the Start Your Story campaign which aims to tell more young engineering and tech entrepreneurs about how the IET can help them in their journey to innovation and commercial success. Following the launch of the campaign, two engineering graduates from the University of Manchester got in touch because they have just launched a ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The IET Blog Nov 28, 2016 12:11 PM GMT
The IET Society Insights Blog summarises some of the key areas identified by 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 trains, planes and power...   The GB electricity network: keeping the lights on Berkshire Local Network   The UK’s ... read more...
Posted by Steve Benveniste on The Society Insights Blog Nov 24, 2016 2:03 PM GMT
Flat panel TVs sure do look great hanging from the walls. Still, choosing a perfect wall mount can be much more difficult than it seems. If you opt for a wrong one, you might have to spend hours in order to be able to set it up properly or go and swap it for the one that’s right for your wall.  read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Nov 21, 2016 10:59 AM GMT
Most modern day cyber roles are globalised. However, if you function in a Tier 2 division and try to globalise its processes then you are likely to fail. Similarly, localising those Tier 2 cyber roles will also introduce a ceiling. Instead, it is recommended to ‘enterprise’ the processes of a Tier 2 function. This introduces accountability, ... read more...
Posted by Rimesh Patel on The Cyber Lens Nov 16, 2016 11:06 PM GMT
There has been a lot of IET things happening in the last month for me.  Apart from attending the new IET President’s excellent lecture – which you can all watch on IET.tv – I have been out and about talking about the education of young people in engineering along with Johnny Ball among others (for some reason on a yacht moored at the London Excel centre!). I ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Nov 9, 2016 9:00 AM GMT
One of the most fascinating advances in technology is night vision. Starting from the Second World War it was developed strictly for military use, and now the older versions can be found in everything from hunting equipment to gadgets for kids. Since this type of technology keeps going forward it is interesting to look at how it has modernized.   read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Nov 8, 2016 8:28 AM GMT
This week marks the return of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which aims to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.   read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Nov 7, 2016 4:46 PM GMT
With the advances in technology, even the ordinary task, like opening a garage door has turned into a push of a button. For most of us this is an easy, efficient and time-saving solution, but what happens if something breaks down. Understanding the technology behind your state-of-art new garage door can come in quite handy. read more...
Posted by Gabriella Diesendorf on GabbyDi Nov 7, 2016 8:44 AM GMT
Every success story has a beginning, which is exactly what the IET Communities team are aiming to highlight with their new campaign: ‘Start Your Story’. The journey to success in innovation starts with an idea that is a solution to a problem. It’s important that this solution can then be articulated to a wider audience. The IET wants to show how it ... read more...
Posted by Rebecca Gillick on The IET Blog Nov 3, 2016 12:35 PM GMT
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wow, how well you explained @Lisa.. you just guide me how to pay attention. I also usually try to learn from mistakes and others mistake as well LOL!
you explained about your meeting with Mr. Dov Moran aka USB Stick inventor! glad to know about this as well.
Have a blessed day!
#Best Regards!
What an inspirational story, I'll link this to the Manchester Network's Highlights page. I hope they get the funding for their Quadbot.
Great story - one which I'm sure will be of interest to the Robotics & Mechatronics TPN
Its interesting to read about the technology behind a garage door, something that I'd not given much thought to before reading this article.
Hi Gabby, I really enjoyed reading your blog. I don't suppose you would be interested in writing a couple of blogs for the Women's Network, would you? drop me a line if you would like more info - womensnetwork@theiet.org. Many thanks, Jo