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Prospect's celebration of technical excellence at the Harwell Campus

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.

Top 50 Women in Engineering on Twitter

The United Kingdom has Europe's lowest proportion of women in engineering. Prospect, with other organisations, is sponsoring WE50, the Top 50 Women in Engineering campaign.

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.

Top 60 UK #WomenInSTEM influencers

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.

Which women in STEM have the most influence on Twitter?

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.

Technicians Make it Happen exhibition

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The Gatsby Charitable Foundation, has commissioned an exhibition called “Technicians Make it Happen”  to challenge outdated notions of who our nation’s technicians are and what they do.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 learn about the latest register

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:

Prospect launches poster competition to encourage engineering, science and IT technicians to showcase their skills

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.