Get a personal view on developments in the Electronics sector and what the UKESF has been up to.
Electromagnetism: The Overlooked Force of Nature
Let’s start by recapping about the electromagnetic force. Electromagnetism is a branch of science involving the study of electromagnetic forces, a type of physical interaction that occurs between electrically charged […]
In Case You Missed It
Raising awareness about Electronics is a fundamental part of our mission at the UKESF. We know that Electronics is the future and it is a sector driven by innovation and […]
Stop ‘Encouraging’ Girls. Start Encouraging Employers and Teachers.
Last Friday was International Women in Engineering Day again, and I return to a topic that I’ve written about previously – improving gender balance in Electronic Engineering. Modern day Electronics […]
Improving Gender Balance
Earlier this year we published a guest blog from Emma, one of our UKESF Scholars; it was a really insightful piece entitled ‘Where are the Queues for the Loos?’. Reflecting […]
Guest blog post: Where are the queues for the loos?
At the UKESF we recognise that trying to get more girls involved with Electronics is a key part of tackling the skills challenge. We asked Emma, one of our final-year UKESF […]
“Well Done, Considerably Better than I was Expecting”
So let me start with a question: what connects the explorer Ernest Shackleton, the manufacture of paper aeroplanes, a fire in a fictitious factory in Taiwan and footballs with personal […]
Wither Electronics at Secondary Schools?
Back in the early eighties when I was at school I was pretty sure that I wanted to be an Engineer – I’d been curious about how things worked from […]
National Women in Engineering Day 2016
Although 23rd June this year will be long remembered as the date of the EU Referendum vote, it was also National Women in Engineering Day (NWED). This was created in […]
Make Your Summer Work Placement a Success: 7 Top Tips
As summer approaches and the academic year draws to a close, thoughts of engineering students turn from Labs, projects reports and exams to work placements. The work placement is an […]
People Like Me
Without doubt we know that there is a dramatic decline in STEM engagement during secondary school. Research from King’s College London, has shown that, among pupils aged 10–11 coming in from […]