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Your Engineering Inspiration for Wednesday 21 April 2021

Although much in the way of research and education has been put on hold due to the ongoing lockdown, there are a number of competitions open for entrants in science and engineering. Here are a few picks:
  • Health Security & Pandemics - How can communities around the world prepare for, detect, and respond to emerging pandemics and health security threats?
  • Alaska 2 Image Steganalysis - A challenge based on detecting secret data hidden within digital images.
  • E&T Innovation Awards 2020 - For standout people, projects, and organisations in engineering and technology (with awards available across 16 categories).
Competitions relevant for you will be delivered along with the rest of your tailored content (depending on your preferences). Alternatively, you can follow our Competition Twitter to be updated on competitions in all areas.

Very best,

Rose Grey
Managing Editor

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