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Material of the month – Chromium

Anna Ploszajski looks at the metal that gives American school buses their unique yellow shade and Harley Davidson engines their flawless sheen – chromium.

Get talking: Dr Prem Mahi

Industry should prepare now for the inevitable introduction of carbon capture and storage technology, says Prem Mahi.

Profile: Lopa Patel MBE

Lopa Patel discusses education, STEM and her entrepreneurial career

Get talking: Geoff Snape

The path from idea to invention and then uptake is lined with obstacles. A keen follower of new technology, Geoff Snape considers why alternative fuels have not yet taken off.

Apprentice or graduate. Is it a simple choice?

David Kirkham considers the pros and cons of apprenticeships and degrees for STEM training