Bloodless malaria testing innovation wins Pitch@Palace Africa 2.0
Date: 05 March, 2018
Brief: Matibabu, which means ‘medical centre’ in Swahili, is a low-cost, reusable device that clips onto a patient’s finger and uses light to detect changes in the shape, colour and concentration of red blood cells, all of which are affected by malaria. Within one minute the test results are sent to a mobile phone linked to the device. Of the 400,000 deaths globally every year due to malaria, 90% are in sub-Saharan Africa, mostly in children below five. Malaria kills more children under five in this region than HIV.
Academy President goes back to school with a silent aircraft
Date: 26 January, 2018
Brief: Academy President Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS shared some of her engineering research ideas with students at Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough on Wednesday 17 January. Dame Ann’s talk, during the launch week for the Year of Engineering, was part of the Speakers for Schools programme of aspirational talks for young people. Each year, Speakers for Schools coordinates nearly 1,000 assembly talks in UK state schools with influential, eminent figures, to encourage and inspire students of all backgrounds in their future ambitions.
Academy President elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering
Date: 22 December, 2017
Brief: Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has been elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) in recognition of her contributions to mechanical and aeronautical engineering and the promotion of China-UK engineering collaborations.
MacRobert Award 2018 entries now open
Date: 29 November, 2017
Brief: The MacRobert Award recognises outstanding engineering innovations that have proven commercial success and a tangible benefit to society. The team behind the winning innovation receives a £50,000 cash prize, gold medal and national acclaim.
Machine learning engineer named UK’s most promising young tech entrepreneur
Date: 29 September, 2017
Brief: Nick Schweitzer, founder of Klydo, has received the JC Gammon Award, which provides £15,000 of funding and membership of the Enterprise Hub, as the winner of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Launchpad Competition – a nationwide search for the UK’s greatest entrepreneurs in the engineering and technology sector, between the ages of 19 and 25.
US Student Wins Engineering Podcast Competition on NAE Grand Challenges for 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit
Date: 14 August, 2017
Brief: Bethany Gordon, an engineering student at the University of Virginia, US, has won a unique podcast competition looking at how engineers can improve people’s lives with the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering. Over 150 students took part in the How to Change the World podcast challenge, run by ...
National Academy of Engineering Wins Women in Engineering ProActive Network's 2017 Strategic Partner Award
Date: 27 July, 2017
Brief: The WEPAN Strategic Partner Award recognizes a professional organization that has partnered to promote WEPAN's mission and work during the previous three years. Awarded to the NAE for making significant strides in increasing women and underrepresented minorities among its ranks. In the last three ...
Winners Announced for the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit Student Day Business Model Competition and Poster Competition
Date: 21 July, 2017
Brief: Three student teams and 10 individual students have won awards at the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit (GGCS) in Washington, D.C.
Proceedings Released for Workshop on Overcoming Challenges to Infusing Ethics into the Development of Engineers
Date: 28 June, 2017
Brief: The National Academy of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Ethics and Society (CEES) held a workshop designed to help the engineering community identify institutional and cultural challenges to instilling ethics in engineering programs and to develop approaches, programs, strategies, and ...
Innovative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2017 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium
Date: 23 June, 2017
Brief: 83 of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the NAE's 23rd annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering symposium. Engineers ages 30 to 45 who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the 2 1/2 ...