Access IMMAGE mineral reference database online

The Institute’s IMMAGE database of references to international mineral publications will soon be available online.

Investment funding for commercially viable research

The Materials Science Venture Prize has been introduced by the Worshipful Company of Armourers and Brasiers for commercially viable research.

Government funding to boost UK science and innovation

The UK Government is to adopt the proposals in Lord Sainsbury’s review of science and innovation. Recommendations cover science, technology, engineering and mathematics education, funding and knowledge transfer.

Launch of the British Composites Society

The Composites Division of IOM3 is set to re-launch as the British Composites Society.

Sustainable development central to engineering education

Materials World magazine
There is a conflict between the research assessment exercise for UK academics and the need to integrate sustainable developmnent into egineering education, concluded delagates at the Global Sustainability - The Future for Engineering Education Forum on 18 September 2007 in London, UK.