The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has joined forces with ITN Productions to make an online news programme to promote greater understanding of the role engineering plays in our everyday lives.
This programme, one in a series called 'Working to Engineer a Better World', highlights the importance and relevance of research funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The EPSRC is the UK's largest funder of research and training in engineering. As Britain faces a shortage of engineers, the programme looks at the need to exploit bright ideas as well as the importance of attracting more people into the profession.
Research and academics at the Department of Engineering are featured including the Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and the Cambridge Graphene Centre.
The full series of programmes is available on the IET's YouTube channel featuring many different faces of engineering in the 21st Century – demonstrating how important engineering and technology are to society and to economic growth. The series celebrates the success of innovative engineering and technology organisations – and showcases efforts from the IET and others from Government and industry to inspire more young people, particularly girls, to pursue a career in engineering.
Please share the programme content with your colleagues, contacts and others to help build awareness of the fantastic work that engineers do – and help spread the word that we need more of them.