Engineering and computing

What has engineering got to do with computing?

Engineering offers different ways of learning in computing, from problem-solving techniques to systems for managing code development. There are also many, many routes into engineering and technical careers open to students interested in computing.

Britain needs engineers. With around 25% of GDP being generated in...

Amy Jones, apprentice engineer at NPL

Engineering through the generations: Amy’s story

Amy Jones is an Apprentice Engineer at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). She shares her reasons for entering the sector and the importance of raising awareness of women in engineering.

What inspired you to do engineering?

My inspiration is my great-grandfather, who was a toolmaker during the Second World War, and my...

Collaborative working

Let’s all play our part

On International Women in Engineering Day, it’s my wish that – by 2028 there is no need for such a day at all. By then I hope that women working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers are accepted as so unremarkable that this can stop being an issue at all.

We will all know when we have...

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Inspiring the next generation on an international scale

In June, Ford Motor Company Material Planning and Logistics employees Darren Bull and Colin Foley travelled to Estonia to be main hosts for the Estonian International Open Championships 2018 for the First LEGO League.The First LEGO League challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Guided by adult coaches, teams must research a...

The Big Bang Competition now open for entries

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition aims to recognise and reward young people’s achievements in all areas of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).This competition invites young people aged 11-18 to showcase their STEM projects. Whether the project is brand new or has been completed as part of another competition...

Engineers: share your stories, passion and expertise with Ingenious

Do you run a project that engages the public with engineers and engineering? Apply for Ingenious.Run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Ingenious awards programme aims to encourage engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with audiences and raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering among people of all...

Engineering your way through the summer holidays

Keep children’s minds active over the summer holidays with the Holiday Makers, a free programme created by the Year of Engineering.Looking for new ways of entertaining young people during the holidays? The Holiday Makers is a one-stop-shop for families looking for fun ways to keep children’s minds sharp this summer.From inspiring challenges to...

Get involved with Tomorrow's Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Applications for the Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge are open.This curriculum-linked programme challenges teams of students, aged 11-14, to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges for the chance to win some great prizes.Students will learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots to complete a...

Sisters are doing it for STEMselves

Two Teesside sisters have bucked the trend of women in STEM by climbing the ladder in both the science and engineering sectors.Statistics show that women make up only 12% of all STEM employees in the UK, yet 18-year-old Klaudia Robinson from Hartlepool, swapped her childhood dream of becoming a hairdresser for a career in engineering, thanks to an...

Get involved with International Women in Engineering Day

International Women in Engineering Day takes place annually on 23 June and aims to raise the profile of the amazing career opportunities open to females in this vast and varied industry.Organised by the Women’s Engineering Society, this year’s theme is “Raising the Bar”. As 2018 is the Year of Engineering, this year’s International Women in...

Take the TDI Challenge

Submit your students' work to the Technology, Design and Innovation (TDI) Challenge and you could win £2,000 to spend on design and technology equipment.The MTA's TDI Challenge exists to help teachers and lecturers promote the great work of their design and technology and engineering students and to celebrate the creativity and innovation taking...

Grants available for your engineering projects

The Engineering Education Grant Scheme provides support for UK-based educational projects that aim to increase engineering knowledge in young people aged 5-19.Funding is available for UK-based engineering projects, which aim to inspire young people with the world of engineering. As this year’s scheme is being supported by the Year of Engineering,...

Royal Academy of Engineering launches new campaign to tackle engineering shortage

The Royal Academy of Engineering has launched This is Engineering, an unparalleled multi-year perception change campaign that seeks to rebrand engineering for young people, and their influencers, to encourage them to take up careers in engineering.Engineering is at the cutting edge: from robotics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, to...

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