Future of farming

Robots, drones and GPS: the future of farming

Farming is becoming increasingly competitive. With a growing population, changing climates and labour shortages predicted, who will farmers turn to to help harvest their crops?

Robots and drones could be the answer and may play a part in revolutionising the farming industry.

A recent CPD activity gave teachers an...

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How can design and technology help the shortage of engineers?

There’s no doubt we’re short of engineers. Research from Engineering UK shows that we need 186,000 new engineers every year to keep up with the current demand for engineering skills.

Engineering challenges such as High Speed 2, low carbon power generation, electric and automated vehicles, production automation, Heathrow...

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Paving the way for females in engineering

In 2014, the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) launched National Women in Engineering Day, an annual day to highlight the huge gender imbalance within the engineering industry.

They brought light to the fact that there was a massive lack of engineering skills on a global level, partly due to less...

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Get involved with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is designed to help address the fact that 186,000 people with engineering skills will be needed annually through to 2024.This year’s programme will show how engineers are on a mission to make the world a better place. Taking place from 6-10 November 2017, there are plenty of ways you can get involved and play a part in...

Engineer the chocolate bar of the future

The IET and Mondelēz International have teamed up to launch an engineering-themed competition for students aged 8-16.Students are invited to enter their designs for the chocolate bar of the future. The winning entry will be invited to the Bournville Factory for a once in a lifetime experience to engineer their chocolate bar in real life!The...

A day of celebration to inspire girls in careers in engineering

STEM Ambassador Hub East England recently hosted an event to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, with the aim of raising the profile of the sector and encouraging more girls to consider engineering as a career.Engineering is currently a male-dominated profession, with women making up less than 10% of the sector. To counteract the...

Inspiring the next generation of designers, architects and engineers at a free two-day workshop for students

Scale Rule has organised a free two-day workshop for students in Years 9 and 10 on 1 and 2 July 2017 in Birmingham.The opportunity will enable students to:develop an understanding of what architects and engineers doconsider new careers and choose A levels to matchgain experiences for their personal statementhave a fun and creative weekendThe...

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...

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...

Last chance to submit your students’ work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge

The MTA's TDI Challenge helps teachers and lecturers to promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking place inside the curriculum.The TDI Challenge has four categories, and is open to anyone who has created an impressive design and technology project within...

Born to engineer: real contexts for your scheme of work

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched the Born to Engineer campaign, which aims to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story.These insightful films are available on...

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...

The State of Engineering 2017 report published

EngineeringUK has published their latest report on the state of engineering in the UK.Engineering plays a vital role in the UK’s economic wellbeing, and as the global economy evolves and Britain prepares for a new future, engineering and technology will play an ever more vital role in driving the economy and creating employment opportunities....

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