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  The Global Makeathon is an international design engineering challenge for intuitive problem solvers and budding engineers. 320 students from James Dyson Foundation partner schools in Bath (UK) and Chicago (US) joined forces to solve engineering problems that they experience in their everyday lives. Teams of students in the UK were partnered with teams of…

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Think like an acoustic engineer. Try building a harmonica with household materials to discover how weight and size affect sound. Acoustic engineers are experts in the science of sound and vibration. Their job is to analyse machines and design solutions to produce a quieter and more pleasant sound. Acoustic engineers often work in teams with…

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The Year of Engineering is a UK government led campaign which aims to increase awareness and change perceptions of engineering. The UK will need 1.8 million new engineers by 2022 but currently only 46,000 engineering students are graduating per year. This shortfall is costing the economy billions of pounds every year. 300 businesses from across…

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  A team of medical and bioengineering undergraduates from McMaster University, Canada have been chosen as the international James Dyson Award 2017 winners. Their design solution, the sKan, is a low cost and non-invasive device that aims to detect melanoma. The sKan was chosen as the international winner by James Dyson who says ‘by using…

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To celebrate International Women in Engineering 2017, the James Dyson Foundation invited a group of local female students to meet Dyson engineers and learn about different engineering career paths. The local students first heard from a group of female Dyson engineers who spoke about what they do on a daily basis at work, why they…

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The James Dyson Foundation has awarded Toby Chamberlain, a Malmesbury School student, with a scholarship to cover his university tuition fees. The scholarship is awarded to one Malmesbury School A-level student who is planning to study science, technology, engineering or maths at university. The scheme was launched in 2013 as part of the charity’s mission…

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