Engineering

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Celebrating women scientists and engineers

The old stereotype of girls being bad in science, technology, engineering, and math – those subjects are known as STEM – is far too common. And it could not be farther from the truth.

The plight of engineers in Kenya

With so many graduate engineers in Kenya and few registered engineers, the professional body of engineers looks like a pyramid scheme. The voice of these graduate engineers is not heard. While graduate engineers need to pay membership fees annually, they are denied voting rights.

The cost of innovation in South Africa's car manufacturing industry

Automation and the use of robots in manufacturing, combined with new working methods and systems, can have negative social impacts on workers. Increased automation threatens job security in South Africa’s auto industry.

Andela is adopting a fully remote way of working

Following Andela's recent move to become a fully remote organisation, the company has announced it will now accept engineer applications from across Africa.

We need more women in engineering

Diversity is key when it comes to innovation, and this applies also to gender diversity. From design, to manufacturing, to the business side, diverse teams always win.

Algorithms are already designing better buildings

Algorithms will soon be a standard way of augmenting our ability to see the invisible and design the unthought in our buildings.

Africa's top engineering innovators to be recognized

Sixteen innovators from across Africa have been shortlisted for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with inventions including a smart library on wheels, a low-cost digital microscope to speed up cervical cancer diagnosis, and bamboo bicycles.