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  • Epic Pillow Fight!

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    #SmashStereotypesToBits.

    Taking a girl's pillow fight to the next level! We have launched a new campaign designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys and girls considering a careers in STEM.

    According to the research, just 26% of girls are looking to pursue a STEM subject as a career compared to 43% of boys, highlighting the stark difference between the sexes in this field.
    More than one in 10 girls surveyed say the reason they have opted against pursuing a career in this field is that they believe a career in STEM is more suited towards boys.
    It isn’t just girls who have fears over starting a career in STEM. Over a quarter (29%) of respondents who identified as LGBTUA+ opted against having a career in STEM due to worries they would be discriminated against.

    The video features five female engineers turning the idea of a ‘pillow fight’ on its head by using their skills in engineering to destroy the pillows. It aims to inspire young people to consider STEM and engineering as a career, as only 12% of those surveyed said their current study of these subjects makes they want to pursue it.
    The IET believes that more needs to be done to ensure that STEM is being promoted as a viable career path for everyone, a belief shared by many, with over a quarter of people (27%) surveyed for the campaign saying the responsibility lies with our teachers, and over one in 10 (14%) thinking the Government needs to step in and do more.

    The research also looked at the things most likely to encourage young people in considering a career in STEM with the ability to work in interesting fields (34%), the large number of job opportunities available (26%) and greater earning potential (20%) coming out on top.

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    • A story of unseen engineering: digital TV compression - Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes.

      • Streamed 6 days ago
      • 70 views
      The IET President's Address by Mike Carr OBE

      Access to hundreds of high resolution live TV channels and millions of YouTube videos is now the norm. Do you ever hit ‘pause’ to wonder how this came ...
    • Pillow Fight - The Director's Cut! - Duration: 3 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 135 views
      A new campaign has been launched by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys...
    • #SmashStereotypesToBits - Pillow Fight: Behind the Scenes - Duration: 2 minutes, 7 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      • 75 views
      The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) launched a new campaign designed to ‘smash stereotypes to bits’ as new research suggests that there is still a disparity between boys and girls c...
    • Apprentice at BBC Weather – Dilani’s story - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 4 weeks ago
      • 125 views
      Meet Dilani, a Degree Apprentice software engineer in the BBC’s weather team. She’s the first person in her family to go to University, and with her father unable to work for health reasons, she ha...
    • AI and human digitisation: when seeing is not believing? - Duration: 1 hour, 31 minutes.

      • Streamed 1 month ago
      • 384 views
      An IET EngTalk by Dr Hao Li, Director of Vision and Graphics Lab, Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) at the University of Southern California (USC).

      Inspired by the life and work of Sir Edw...
    • IBC 2018: Is immersive technology already maturing? - Duration: 2 minutes, 4 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 48 views
      We took the opportunity to speak to a few experts from the industry to gauge their views on next-generation immersive content for broadcast and media.
    • IBC 2018: Cyber Security – understanding the risks - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 91 views
      Active cyber defence in broadcast and media is key to being ahead of the curve when it comes to cyber security. Hear what the experts at IBC have to say about this.
    • IET Faraday Challenge Day 2017-18 National Final – Highlights - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 120 views
      The top five teams from the 2017-18 season league table attended the IET Faraday Challenge Day National Final on Wednesday 11 July at Thorpe Park to compete for the season’s winning title and £1000...
    • Bringing innovation into the NHS - Duration: 5 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 535 views
      The second event in IET Healthcare's new Think BIG Future Health & Life Science series, held in Manchester in July 2018, aimed to give attendees a better understanding of the ways in which technolo...
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    The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is the UK and Ireland partner for FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL). FLL is a global science and technology competition for teams of students, to encourage an interest in real world issues and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers. The students work together as a team and explore a given scientific topic and plan, program and test an autonomous robot to solve several missions.

    FLL is for young people aged nine to 16 years, working in teams of up to ten with a supporting mentor. Each year FLL releases a new challenge for the teams.

    The challenge involves a robot game and a project, and students will need to demonstrate the FLL core values throughout all their work.
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