Rosie and Beth

Simple STEM activities to do at home: Helicopter Spinner

Like most parents the last couple of days has forced me to juggle both childcare and work commitments. I’m lucky that I have a teaching background but my two daughters, Rosie aged 7 and Beth aged 12, are much younger than the sixth form students that I used to teach. Their age difference makes setting a task which satisfies and challenges both...

What does an engineer look like?

As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, we asked engineers in our STEM Ambassador community to demonstrate the incredible diversity of people and roles that exist in the sector.

A big thank you to everyone who sent in descriptions of their jobs, along with photos. It was truly inspiring to read through your contributions...

STEM Ambassador activity with robots

Full STEAM ahead: bringing engineering to life

In June, ten intrepid Network Rail volunteers, ranging from IT Apprentice to Transformation Director, put on their STEM t-shirts and ventured into a local primary school to support their STEAM week.

We kicked off the event by running the whole-school assembly and it was lovely to see some familiar faces from when...

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Engineering photography competition for students

What do your students think that engineering looks like?Engineering is shaping the world around us and improving the quality of our everyday lives. Traditional images of engineering and engineers have focused on hard hats and dirty overalls – the IET has launched a competition that is looking to change that image.The IET International Engineering...

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...

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...

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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