National Science & Engineering Week

national science and engineering weekToday marks the beginning of National Science & Engineering Week, a ten-day national programme of science, technology, engineering and maths events and activities across the UK aimed at people of all ages.

Naturally for a University steeped in tradition for scientific & engineering excellence there is a wide variety of events on campus across the week in celebration of the event, including a photography competition and a special Family Community Day tomorrow (Saturday 15th).

The Library represents science and engineering well with a comprehensive range of books, journals and online resources. While there are too many of them to list individually here, we’d like to highlight IEEE Xplore, which provides full text access to journals, proceedings and standards of the renowned Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers; the SPIE Digital Library, the most extensive resource available on optics and photonics, providing unprecedented access to more than 200,000 technical papers from¬†International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Journals and Conference Proceedings; Compendex, the comprehensive engineering database including manufacturing, quality control and engineering management; and the multi-faceted Science Direct, one of the world’s largest providers of scientific, technical and medical (STM) literature.