Diversity in innovation is crucial for the UK’s economy; however, the number of female entrepreneurs in the UK is around half that of men. Boosting the number of women in innovation could deliver approximately £180 billion to the UK economy. Following the insight that just one in 7 applications for business funding to Innovate UK came from women,… Continue reading Women in Innovation
1) What is iGEM? How did you find out about it and what was the application process like? iGEM, International Genetically Engineered Machine, is a synthetic biology competition in which over 300 Universities participate from around the world. Held inBoston, iGEM celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and was first started at MIT. The competition… Continue reading iGEM
A little bit about me Currently, I am pursuing a PhD joint between Sheffield, Leeds and York Universities because it is the White Rose funded joint DTC for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (DTC TERM) – This is under the department for Mechanical Engineering at the University of Leeds. I did my undergraduate degree in… Continue reading Suzie & Ricky – by Elizabeth Kapasa
By: Natasha Patel Second Year Student October 2016 If you study engineering, you might be used to shocked responses and apologies when you tell people your chosen degree or share the fact that you have more contact hours in a day than some have in a week. You might struggle to explain that there are… Continue reading A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHEMICAL ENGINEERING STUDENT
By: Noye, 2nd Year Civil Engineering October 2016 When you meet someone new at university, it’s considered just good manners to ask what they’re studying. The more I’ve been asked this question the clearer it has become that, even amongst engineers, a surprising number of people (in my opinion anyway) don’t know what civil engineering… Continue reading WHY DON’T WE KNOW WHAT CIVIL ENGINEERING IS? . . . AND WHAT IS IT?