Online and blended (online and in-person) STEM education can produce the same learning outcomes for students as traditional, in-person classes at a fraction of the cost, finds research published in Science Advances.
The UK’s new Engineering Diploma for 14-19-year-olds is being taught from this September. Rupal Mehta explores its development, and what it means for education in the country and a sector dominated by an ageing workforce.
The public perception that synthetic plastics are all bad and 'bioplastics' are the only answer to environmental packaging concerns is incorrect, says Wilfred Haensel, Executive Director of PlasticsEurope, the association of plastics manufacturers.
David Bott talks about his new role as Chief Executive of Materials UK and his previous career in the world of materials. He also discusses the aims of the organisation, his initial interest in materials, past projects that he has worked on and the importance of materials on design.