3D printing hints and tips for design and technology

Written by Phil Cotton @philipacotton

If you are new to 3D printing then deciding where to start with a class of pupils can be a daunting task. Here are some of the most common questions I hear:

What CAD package do you use with the pupils?How long will it be before you get to 3D print your classes designs?How will you...

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ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: recognising everyday heroes

My ENTHUSE Celebration Award journey began with an email calling for teachers and technicians to nominate themselves. Skimming the criteria I saw that I did in fact meet the requirements, despite being an ‘ordinary’ teacher!

I set about drafting an application form and collecting evidence, mainly based...

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The road to success: how the A14 construction project is inspiring young people in STEM

Carrying around 85,000 vehicles per day across Cambridgeshire, the A14 trunk road, which is managed by Highways England, is a vital transport corridor between the West Midlands and East Anglia. However, it is frequently congested and traffic is often disrupted by breakdowns and accidents.

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Celebrating inspiration in the North of England and Scotland

On Friday 12 May 2017, the last of a series of regional ENTHUSE Celebration Awards ceremonies took place.Held in Manchester Town Hall, the evening celebrated a number of inspirational teachers, technicians, support staff and schools and colleges from the North of England.Winners of the 2017 North England and Scotland round of the ENTHUSE...

Do you have what it takes to win The Engineer’s Young Innovator trophy?

As part of its annual Collaborate To Innovate awards initiative, The Engineer magazine is on the look out for the UK’s most inspiring and effective examples of engineering engagement with schools.This special prize, which is sponsored by leading UK manufacturer Renishaw Plc, will go to an organisation that is able to demonstrate excellence in...

Careers in motorsport are encouraging women in STEM

The world of motorsport has traditionally been dominated by men. However, in recent years, some countries have provided a conducive environment for women to grow and develop a career in this competitive field, where each highly-talented team member plays a crucial role and shares in the success.Driving isn't the only career in motorsport. Roles...

Take your class back in time with Dinosaurs in the Wild

With Dinosaurs in the Wild, teachers can take their class somewhere they've never been before – back in time!This new immersive and interactive experience allows teachers to give 7-11 year-olds a unique experience, travelling back 67 million years to see living dinosaurs. Brought to you by producers behind the hit TV series and arena show 'Walking...

Catch the robots bug

Schools are invited to enter a new competition from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851: Catch the Robots Bug!It is a fun and simple competition to generate enthusiasm for robotics, engineering and STEM more widely. Aimed at upper primary and lower secondary schools, little or no equipment is required to enter, or prior knowledge about...

Classroom displays competition: your chance to win £100 worth of vouchers

The summer term has arrived, which can mean only one thing – our classroom displays competition has returned!Over the last few months, it has been fantastic to be able to see the thought and creativity that goes into classroom displays all around the country. As this competition has been so successful, it will be running again for another term.How...

Can your students prevent the spread of infectious disease?

The Youth Grand Challenges are a new design competition for students aged between 11 and 19, in the UK.The Youth Grand Challenges set students a design brief to create an innovative solution under the theme of infectious diseases. The competition is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and run by the British Science Association.By...

Senedd plays host to ENTHUSE Celebration Awards

Last night teachers and technicians attended a prestigious awards event at the Senedd in Cardiff.Celebrating education in Wales and the South West of England, winners were announced in six categories. These winners will go on to the final at the Houses of Parliament in July.Last night's winnersJACKIE FLAHERTY, CHIPPING CAMPDEN SCHOOLENTHUSE...

Celebration of London and South East England educators

The London and South East England winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a high-profile awards evening on 24 April 2017 at the Royal Society, in London.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards event is now an eagerly awaited annual event, celebrating the impact of professional development on teachers, technicians, schools and colleges...

EEP Robotics Challenge: are you ready to take your students on a journey of exploration?

Tomorrow’s Engineers has invited schools across the UK to take part in the EEP Robotics Challenge.This isn’t just a one-off challenge, it’s a programme that gets 11-14 year olds working together to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges.Through the challenge you can help your students develop valuable life skills like...

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