Engineering student's scholarship victory

A mechanical engineering student from Plymouth University is set to inspire the next generation of female engineers after winning a prestigious scholarship with Jaguar Land Rover.

Temi Danso beat 200 applicants to earn the Range Rover Evoque undergraduate scholarship, which was presented by HRH Princess Anne at the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) awards. The awards celebrate...

UTC Plymouth shortlisted for prestigious award

Students and staff at UTC Plymouth are celebrating after being named as one of 15 schools shortlisted for the Young Engineers’ School of the Year award for 2015.

The awards look to recognise the work that is done by schools to nurture the next generation of engineers through the promotion of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects to its students.

The awards...

School recruiting talent of the future

Tomorrow’s scientists and engineers can now apply for places at the county’s newest school, the South Devon University Technical College in Engineering, Water and the Environment, which opens its doors to the first intake of students this time next year.

The innovative UTC has been established by the University of Exeter and South Devon College alongside key local and regional...

Businesses urged to help nurture future entrepreneurs

BUSINESS leaders could find themselves a wealth of home grown talent by supporting a competition to create the next generation of entrepreneurs. Local businessman Ali Carnegie, director of Total Energy Solutions, was speaking as a team of engineering students from Plymouth University this week secured the national title of Flux 2014 champions.

It is the fourth time the Flux trophy has...

Plymouth University's first female robot footballer to receive a makeover as part of Engineering Education Scheme

A team of year 12 students from Plymouth High School for Girls have been tasked with giving Plymouth University’s star robot footballer Eva a makeover, as part of a national effort to engage more young people in the engineering profession.

Plymouth University set the challenge as part of its involvement with the Engineering Development Trust (EDT) who organise the nationally-run...

Plymouth company is taking tubes to new heights

Council leader Tudor Evans has been touring a Plymouth company whose precision tubes are at the frontier of science and engineering.

Fine Tubes in Estover have been developing products for space as well as scientific research underground and the leader of the Council has been learning at first hand about the company's future direction.

The company is a major high tech...

Funding boost for Tavistock engineering heritage site

An Engineering Heritage and Restoration Centre in Tavistock, Devon, is set to benefit from a £47,988 grant from Biffa Award, a multi-million pound fund that helps to build communities and transform lives through awarding grants to community and environmental projects across the UK.

The development project at The Robey Trust Ltd, which was awarded funding under Biffa Award’s Cultural...