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Designing Robust Structures
11 December 2008, Cranfield

The latest developments in robust design methods for aerospace structures. A review of the latest methods and software available with industrial case studies.

WEC 2008: World Engineers' Convention
2-6 December 2008, Brasilia, Brazil

For the first time in the American continent, the third edition of the World Engineers` Convention – WEC, which has already taken place in Germany and China, intends to gather more than 5 thousand engineers from all over the world in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

The Assessment of Learning Outcomes in Engineering International Conference
27-28 November 2008, London

This conference aims to present examples and encourage the sharing of good practice in assessing the achievement of learning outcomes in engineering. It will provide delegates with the opportunity to critically and creatively engage with new ideas and research that should help them develop their own approaches to learning outcomes and programme design.

A New Engineering Foundation Masterclass: Micro and Nano Technology
26 November 2008, Cardiff

This New Engineering Foundation Masterclass will include tours of MetaFab and Manufacturing Engineering Facilities, practical demonstrations, examples of current applications, and an outline of future developments, followed by a chance to discuss with fellow practitioners how what has been seen can be incorporated into the teaching environment.

Royal Society of Chemistry: Searching and Sorting
25 November 2008, RSC, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

A seminar on finding and processing chemical information. This seminar will provide guidance on what organisations can do for themselves and guidance on outsourcing novelty and infringement searches. There will also be an interactive session demonstrating the online resources available through the RSC (numbers for the interactive session are limited, however, and priority will be given to those who register first).

Policy Discourse and Local Enactments
21 November 2008, Edinburgh

In this Academic Practice Network Meeting, three studies are presented which take as their focus a deepening understanding of the discourse of policy and how this policy is played out in practice.

Assessment and Plagiarism Workshop
19 November 2008, Birmingham

The workshop will introduce plagiarism and academic misconduct and how to deter students from doing this. The use of assessment and feedback will also be discussed and how to use this to encourage active learning.

Materials Student Reps' Weekend 2008
14-16 November 2008, Perth-y-Pia Outdoor Activity Centre

Following the previous 7 years' successful Materials Student Reps’ Weekends, the UKCME once again organised a FREE residential weekend for students studying Materials in both Materials and Engineering Departments, who have been elected to represent their fellow students, either at departmental, faculty or university level.

Bearing Surfaces in Hip Replacement: Past, Present and Future
13 November, London

The number of joint replacements has grown dramatically over the past decade.  With an increasing and ageing population, this is likely to continue.  This one-day event will focus on the mechanical and material considerations of the bearing surfaces used in hip joint replacement.

Novel Approaches to Promoting Student Engagement
30 October, Ulster University

One-day workshop hosted at the University of Ulster's Coleraine campus.

Opportunities and Challenges for Composites in Aerospace
9 October 2008, London

Organised by the National Composites Network (NCN) and Delcam, this event will review the current state of composite usage by the aerospace sector and demonstrate where technical help and support may be found.

Sustainable Plastics Packaging 2008
7-8 October 2008, London

The concept of sustainability, environmental responsibility and green thinking in general has risen to the top of the political and consumer agenda over the past few years. The 2nd European Plastics News Sustainable Plastics Packaging conference looks at every aspect of minimising the environmental impact of plastics packaging, as well as showcasing innovative and commercial solutions.

Another side of Fashion: The Fashion for Smart Materials
18-19 September 2008, London

This is the second in a series of networking events to explore the wider influence of fashion, and the potential synergies between fashion, Materials Science and digital technology.

What's Your Poison Served In?
16 September 2008, London

"Making the Most of Wood" is a half day MADE Workshop during London Design Festival about wood.  The event will be exploring the fundamentals of wood as a material and designing with it.

Making the Most of Wood
16 September 2008, London

Why should a drink be served in a glass receptacle? Does the material used change the taste of the drink? Can a plastic drinks container feel like a quality product?
As part of the London Design Festival, MADE is organising a evening event to find out the answers to these questions and many more.

ISEE-08 International Symposium for Engineering Education
8-10 September 2008, Dublin

Following on from last year’s inaugural ISEE symposium, this symposium will encourage the sharing of ideas, innovations and best practice among those involved in the field of engineering education.

New and Recently Appointed Lecturers' 2-day Workshop
4-6 September 2008, Liverpool

The UKCME workshop is focused fully on subject-specific approaches to teaching. It will be delivered by experienced Materials practitioners, with additional contributions from a number of academics teaching Materials who have successfully completed their probationary period.

European Conference on Medical Polymers
3-5 September 2008, Belfast

The conference will focus on many of the technical issues associated with the processing and performance of polymers used in the medical devices industry today.

1st British Composites Society Conference (BCSC-1)
2-3 September 2008, Teddington
The British Composites Society Board will be holding its inaugural, two-day conference at the National Physics Laboratory in Teddington, UK from Tuesday 2nd to Wednesday 3rd September 2008.
Symposium on Materials Education
28 July - 1 August 2008, Hilton Sydney, Australia
This Symposium invites presentations of ideas, achievements and progress, by educators developing new curricula, new teaching resources, new teaching strategies, and creative interactive programs.
EE 2008: International conference on innovation, good practice and research in engineering education
14 - 16 July 2008, Loughborough University
This international conference is dedicated to enhancing the quality of higher education in all engineering disciplines. it will serve as a forum for the sharing of innovation and good practice and will provide delegates with the opportunity to critically and creatively engage with new ideas and research that might help them develop their own approach to learning, teaching and assessment.
12th International CAA Conference: Research into e-Assessment
8 -9 July 2008, Loughborough University
The International CAA Conference is aimed at everyone with an interest in implementation and pedagogy, the more technically minded, and those involved at a strategic level such as policy makers, managers and support services.
NEF Masterclass: Lean Manufacturing
30 June 2008, Merseyside
This masterclass gives you the opportunity to experience and put into practice your knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques in a realistic working environment.
Protecting What's Yours
24 June 2008, London
This event is aimed at increasing the knowledge of Product Designers as to what is now possible with the new materials and processes that are being developed.
Materials in Armour Systems
23 June 2008, London
This one day conference will look at the use of materials technology applied to the growing and developing field of personal and vehicle armour systems.
4th International CDIO Conference: Active Engineering Education
16-19 June 2008, Belgium
New developments in engineering, increasing globalization of engineering industries, and broad diversity of background and interests among engineering students call for changes in the settings, contexts, and methods of engineering education. The CDIO Initiative welcomes your ideas and invites proposals for papers and presentations at the 4th International CDIO Conference.
Maths for Chemistry Special Interest Group Meeting
18 June 2008, London
This informal meeting will allow members of the special interest group along with any other interested people, such as those responsible for teaching mathematics to chemistry and related undergraduates, to hear about the development of new resources.
New Materials and Processes in Jewellery
12 June 2008, London
As part of the 'Coutts London Jewellery Week', the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining are organising a one day seminar to inform jewellery designers and manufacturers of new developments in the world of materials.
CANCELLED - Towards a SMARTer Life Symposium
9-10 June 2008, Liverpool
The 1st SMART.mat International Symposium on the development and exploitation of Smart Technologies: A two day symposium to address the Innovation, Design and Manufacture of smart materials and technologies, leading towards an Improved Quality of Life.
Developments in Engineering Education in Europe
30 May 2008, Birmingham
The aim of this one day conference is to raise awareness among UK academics and industrialists about developments in Engineering Education in Europe.
Materials Congress 2008
13-15 May 2008, Grantham
Materials Congress 2008 was held at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining's new regional centre in Grantham on 13-15 May 2008. It was the sixth in this biennial series of major materials conferences organised by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining.
The Mathematical Education of Engineers
6-9 April 2008, Loughborough
This conference is the first time that the Mathematics Working Group (MWG) of the European Society for Engineering Education (SEFI) and the institute of Mathematics (IMA) have jointly hosted a conference on the Mathematical Education of Engineers (MEE). The conference aims to be interest to both engineers and mathematicians involved in the Mathematical Education of Engineering Students.
Foundation Degrees: Validation, Support and Enhancement
12 March 2008, Croydon
Plastics Workshop - Making Most of Plastics in your Collection
7 January 2008, Tate Gallery, Liverpool
Do you need help with identifying and caring for plastics in your collections and would you like to know more about plastics in relation to art, design and social history? If so, this workshop is for you.




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