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...

Fast Trackers programme

Fast Tracking Innovation in STEM Inspiration

Winning the Innovation in STEM Inspiration award, the Fast Trackers programme was praised for its engaging and comprehensive mix of activities. James Richards, Engineering Capability Manager at Network Rail, tells us more about how the programme was put together.

The Fast Trackers programme has defined a new...

STEM skills in any career

Does studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) at school, college or university mean you can only do STEM for the rest of your life? Can you only do that bit of STEM that you’ve been taught for the rest of your life? The answer to that is a huge, fat no!

I am an engineer that works in education. And I...

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Exploring the culture of engineering in schools

"A new narrative around engineering in schools could present fulfilling opportunities for young people.”This is what Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), said following the launch of a report into the culture of engineering in schools.The report, published by IMechE, investigates how...

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...

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