Mathematics: an important ingredient in the new design and technology qualifications

For those teaching the new design and technology and engineering specifications from September 2017, one of the most interesting changes to the examined content is the increased focus on mathematics knowledge. 

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A water feature is made from...

Are you prepared for Engineering Week this November?

What is an engineer? What do they do? How do I become one?

These are the questions that students across the country will be asking during Tomorrow’s Engineers week, from 7-11 November.

Why do we need a week about engineering?

Engineering UK has projected that the UK needs to double the number...

A spotlight on Reliance Precision

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Reliance Precision is one of the latest engineering employers to sign up to the STEM Insight programme. From autumn 2016, they will be offering staff in schools and colleges the chance to experience STEM-related work at their site in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Here’s a look at...

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Do you know someone who has encouraged young people to study engineering?

If you know somebody who has demonstrated excellence in encouraging and motivating young people into engineering, the Engineers Trust is currently looking for nominations for their Stephenson Award.This annual award scheme aims to celebrate those who have encouraged, and continue to encourage, young people to study engineering.Nominations are...

Do you know a teacher who is inspiring young engineers?

The ERA Foundation is looking for nominations for the David Clark Prize – awarded to an exceptional teacher who has gone the extra mile in inspiring young people in primary school, secondary school or college to consider engineering as a career.As well as becoming a fellow of the ERA Foundation, the winner of the David Clark Prize will receive a...

The Smallpeice Trust launches new and exciting courses for 2017

With the new academic year well under way, the Smallpeice Trust is continuing its mission to give young people everything they need to fuel a passion for engineering and has recently launched a range of new and exciting courses for 2017.Smallpeice strongly believes in encouraging young people to consider a career in one of the UK’s most exciting...

Technology, Design and Innovation Challenge: your chance to win £1,000

Have you got a key stage 4 or 5 student who has a brilliant idea for a design and technology or engineering project? Are you running a group that is creating an innovative solution to a problem?If so, The Manufacturing Technologies Association is looking for innovative design and technology and engineering ideas to celebrate the creativity and...

Take a look at last year’s Little BIG Awards winners

The Little BIG Awards aim to close the engineering and digital skills gaps within the United Kingdom to attract more engineering and digital talent.This is to ensure the UK maintains its competitive edge and continues to foster innovation, which will ultimately drive economic growth.This is a rewarding and exciting opportunity for students to...

Draw someone who works in industry

The Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) is celebrating 20 years since the creation of the Children Challenging Industry Programme.This programme aims to increase the aspirations of school children to become the scientists and engineers of the future by challenging perceptions, improving teachers’ knowledge and by helping children to...

What can the government, industries and universities do to improve the female uptake of engineering?

Since 2012, the National Centre for Universities and Business’ Talent 2030 project has been measuring the number of females studying physics at GCSE and A level. “Less than 8% of UK engineers are women. If we don’t work together to increase that number, the UK’s potential to lead the world in manufacturing and engineering is weakened.” - Jill...

EngineeringUK needs your help

EngineeringUK is conducting a survey for teachers and students to better understand their needs with regards to Engineering outreach (and STEM outreach more broadly).EngineeringUK is a not for profit organisation, which works in partnership with the engineering community to promote the vital role of engineers and engineering to society. They are...

I’m an engineer get me out of here 2016!

I’m an Engineer Get me out of Here is back after a great summer!The free, online event returns for the Autumn to give your students the opportunity to interact and learn from real engineers. In an X Factor-style competition between engineers, students will act as the judges.All the students need to do is...

IMechE release new report on engineering education

According to a new report from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), a major rethink about the role of schools and colleges is needed to promote engineering.Supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IMechE’s report 'Big Ideas: the future of engineering in schools' represents the view of leading engineering education...

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