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...

Computing newbies: dive right in!

This September, lots of you will be diving into computing at the deep end. Don’t worry, there’s tonnes of help available to stay afloat.

As computing continues to replace ICT in secondary schools across the country, some of you will be teaching computing for the first time in the new academic year. This...

Greenfoot programming

Getting started with Greenfoot

Greenfoot is visual programming environment in which you create and program 'actors' which live in 'worlds' to build games, simulations, and other graphical programs.

It’s designed to make learning about object orientation concepts easy and fun, but you don’t need to look at these concepts in detail to make great...

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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...

Sparking interest in science with Big Bang events

Fun-filled exhibits, interactive workshops and a wide range of careers information from local and national employers are all taking place in schools and communities from July.Designed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects, Big Bang Near Me is a programme of UK-wide events. The London events are...

£15,000 available to highlight science and technology achievements

The Science and Technology Facilities (STFC) Council’s Public Engagement Spark Awards have returned.Awards of up to £15,000 are available to schools and STFC scientists and engineers, facility users, museums, science communicators, and amateur astronomy groups to:encourage and support high-quality public engagement activities that highlight STFC’s...

Get involved with the CyberFirst Girls Competition

A unique opportunity for teams of girls to compete in fun online cyber security challenges, the CyberFirst Girls Competition has returned for another year.CyberFirst launched this competition to provide a fun but challenging environment to enthuse the next generation of females with computer science and cybersecurity.Aimed at students in Year 8 (...

New report outlines state of UK computing education

STEM Learning welcomes The Royal Society report, After the reboot: computing education in UK schools. The report looks at the changes that have taken place in recent years to the computing curriculum and the impact these have had.Computing skills and knowledge, along with other skills developed by studying STEM subjects (science, technology,...

Code Club is now available for 12 and 13 years olds

Code Club is a global network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs to inspire the next generation to get excited about computing and digital making. The network provides club leaders with everything they need to run engaging and fun sessions.                       ...

Step up for STEM: taking your first steps in primary computing

Computing was added to the primary National Curriculum in 2014. If you teach children aged 5-11, research suggests it’s unlikely you are confident in teaching computing.The Barefoot Project is designed to improve teacher confidence in computing, helping them take their first steps in embracing this vital STEM subject.Barefoot challenges the...

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...

3D modelling: getting started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is an online tool that supports the design and rendering of 3D products, assembley of parts and testing of designs through in built simulation software.For anyone looking to find out more about Fusion 360 and get to grips with the software, here are a few handy hints from Steve Taylor, Autodesk Partnership Development Executive at...

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

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