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Slime, fruit and lava lamps pose a challenge at Basingstoke school!

AWE science graduates used a very gloopy mix of materials for some fun experiments at Hatch Warren Junior Scho...

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Spotlight on science careers

Students with their sights set on a career in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) enjoyed...

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Delivering a master class performance

AWE graduates have partnered with the Royal Institution of Great Britain to help inspire the next generation i...

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Budding scientist receives award from AWE

The sky’s the limit for budding scientist Charlie Willmott, who has won an award from AWE as part of its AWEsome education initiative.

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Submarine Dismantling Project decision announced

AWE welcomes the publication today (July 7) of the Submarine Dismantling Project (SDP) Response to Consultation.

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AWE response to the Chief Nuclear Inspector's Annual Statement 2015/2016

AWE today (7 July 2016) welcomes publication by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) of its Chief Nuclear Inspector's (CNI) Annual Safety Statement 2015/16.

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Materials scientist to research technologies to improve nuclear safety

Materials scientist Dr Tom Scott has been appointed as the first Royal Academy of Engineering/Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Senior Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, to develop new technologies to detect and observe materials containing uranium and plutonium.

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AWE engineers inspire pupils with leading technologies

The team from AWE used interactive demonstrations and cutting-edge technologies at the 2016 TeenTech event in Basingstoke (June 16), to inspire young people to become future scientists and engineers.

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Orion’s first academic access campaigns published in Nature journals

Two eminent international teams of academics who worked on the world-leading Orion laser have published papers...

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AWE supports National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016

Ahead of National Women in Engineering Day, June 23, AWE Mechanical Engineer Wendy Patton explains why engineering is such a great career

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AWE scientist nominated for MBE

A scientist from the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE), Berkshire has been nominated for an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, for his almost 60-year service to the UK’s nuclear deterrent programme.

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