As we come to the end of 2014 we thought we’d take a look back at the year and some of the stories, achievements and highlights from the world of Engineering and Manufacturing.
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January – As a country we might have been off to a stormy start but The Engineer was confident about predictions for the year ahead:
- The Engineer made it’s predictions for 2014 including: rise of wearable technology, decisions on HS2 and the arrival of space tourism
February – Whilst 2800 athletes took part in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, the engineering industry saw a new “first” and an interesting challenge made:
- Industry launch for UK’s first food engineering degree
- Dyson challenged Google in robotics race with £5m investment
March – Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey wasn’t the only one to to win an award this month:
- Winning entries from the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award were exhibited at the University of Strathclyde – view the winners from over 3000 entries here.
April – From Golden Eggs to a New Face for Scottish Currency the month started with a few April Fools!
May – ‘Gangnam Style’ reached a record 2 billion YouTube views, but Psy wasn’t the only one celebrating this month:
June – As the Queens Baton started it’s relay journey to the Commonwealth games:
- Over 350 delegates attended this year’s Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) National Conference. Read our blog here.
- The UK’s first National Women in Engineering Day (NWED)
- Creating the Commonwealth Medals
- The Complete Hampden Athletics Build in 90 seconds
- House of Lords debated civil use of drones
August – Many remembered the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War
- Scotland’s first shale licence was bought this month
- EEF’s latest report found manufacturing pay rises outstriped the wider economy
September – Scotland’s Independence Referendum was held this month
October – Google executive Alan Eustace beat Felix Baumgartner’s skydiving record
- Parents want their kids to be Engineers.
- 3d photographs for visually impaired
- Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees announced at the James Watt Dinner on 3rd October 2014.
November – The final poppy was laid at the Tower of London for Armistice Day
- The Manufacturer Top 100 UK role models announced, including Jim McColl OBE. See the full list here.