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Choosing STEM, means the opportunity to do something life changing’, is the resounding message left with young people by global music artist, tech entrepreneur and STEM education advocate will.i.am and futurist Brian David Johnson, at a book talk and signing, hosted by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

 

The authors teamed up for the event at IET London: Savoy Place, to discuss their new young-adult novel, ‘Wizards and Robots’ – an action-packed, STEM-inspired adventure.

NICEIC has launched a new student membership scheme to offer greater support to the electricians of the future.

The scheme is free to join for all students and apprentices currently undertaking full or part time courses within the electrotechnical industry. All those who join will be able to access the latest advice and support which will complement their current training and development.

Since the launch of our inaugural Electical Review Excellence Awards, we have been delighted with the interest from our readers and partners. 

If you were looking to enter but found it a challenge to meet the original deadline, we are pleased to let you know we have now extended the entry deadline to COB Friday 16 March 2018.

Wieland Electric has added new high performance revos POWER contact inserts to its existing range of revos POWER industrial connectors.

Proving dead is an essential part of all safe isolation processes. The latest Drummond test lamps from Martindale Electric make this safer and easy to achieve in all environments. Even where access is difficult the interchangeable straight and right angle probes make for safe and simple voltage measurements.

A recent survey conducted by Phoenix Forums reveals that many European utilities are currently preparing to make significant investment in next generation digital substation technologies.

Stephen Bray, delivery driver at CEF, has been crowned Driver of the Year at the 2018 What Van? Awards.

Driver of the Year, a new addition to the awards, recognises exceptional driving performance across light commercial vehicle fleets. Beating almost 10,000 other drivers, Stephen picked up the award after consistently achieving 100% on his driving performance – a statistic provided by Lightfoot, the in-van technology which promotes safe and environmentally-friendly driving.

Olson Electronics has recently released its new website to enable purchasing of its products online for the very first time. The website is a significant improvement from their previous version and has been released in-line with their 55-years of British manufacturing celebration. With Olson being the market leader of PDUs and highly regarded within the industry, I can already see this will be welcomed by all of Olson’s current and future customers.

By Stewart Langdon MSLL, business development director, Mackwell Electronics

So, the scene has been set, we have our smart tool, the phone or tablet; we have Apps and we have wireless, 4G and other smart networks which is great news, but what does it really give us? Well to be honest, this is where the hype kicks in and perhaps the confusion. For a definition of the Internet of Things I refer you to this definition from Wikipedia; the Internet of Things is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as ‘connected devices’ and ‘smart devices’), buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software sensors, actuators and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data

Driving the cost-effective roll-out of Digital Substations to support smart grid functionality, flexibility and security.

  • 10 April 2018 - 12 April 2018
  • Courtyard Düsseldorf Seestern, Germany

Data Centre World returns on 21st-22nd March for its 10th year of being at the forefront of the data centre industry. After a whole ground-breaking decade of success, welcome to Data Centre World 2018.

  • 21 March 2018 - 22 March 2018
  • Excel London
  • Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway

24 May 2018, The Dorchester, London

  • 24 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
  • The Dorchester, London
  • 24 May 2018

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