Prospect's RegTech Project, in collaboration with DLS and STFC, will be celebrating the range of technical achievements at the Harwell Campus on 30th June 2016.
In addition to the Competition gallery, during the day there will a number of bitesize sessions on the importance of communication and a talk on the work of the European Space Agency.
Coordinated by the Daily Telegraph, the campaign aims to inspire a new generation of women engineers. The top 50 women in engineering will be revealed on National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016.
There is a historical gender imbalance within science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). However, many women are actively seeking to increase the representation of women in STEM.
To answer this question we've considered women active both on Twitter and in the world of STEM, especially those committed to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the UK.
Prospect’s RegTech Project sponsor, The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, has commissioned an exhibition called “Technicians Make it Happen” to challenge outdated notions of who our nation’s technicians are and what they do.
Through photography, painting, video and artefacts, we explore the crucial role technicians play across society and the rich, intriguing diversity of the occupations that can rightfully and proudly be defined as ‘technician’.
RegTech advisors at Diamond were treated to a briefing on the latest professional register, RiTTech, offered by BCS, the Chartered Institute of IT. The RiTTech register is aimed at anyone working in an IT role required to do technical work on a day to day basis. The 2 main differences with the IT registers compared to that of the Engineering and Scientific professional registers are that, professional assessment is an online process and requires refreshing every 3 years.
Outlining how the register operates, Richard Lester, Director of IT Technician Programme, reported that:
Search engine results continue to provide most of a website's visitors. Professional bodies with stronger websites are more likely to be visited e.g. by engineering technicians seeking professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).
Prospect, the union which represents scientists and engineers, is launching a poster competition to encourage more technicians, and those in technical roles, to demonstrate their work.
The union’s RegTech project, launched in late 2014 and funded by the Gatsby Foundation, has been working with professional bodies and employers to encourage people in engineering, scientific or IT roles to embrace professional registration.