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How to make your own hovercraft

This resource shows how you can successfully lift a person off the ground using two cordless leaf blowers, problem-solving skills and some STEM knowledge: the same knowledge and skills that are used to design hovercraft.

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forces - Balanced and unbalanced...

Euler's characteristic

This resource explores how 'Euler's characteristic' has had an impact on many aspects of real-life, from computing to the shape of a football. The has been created by the Royal Academy of Engineering in partnership with Tomorrow's Engineers as a STEM club or STEM Ambassador activity, but can also be adapted by...

Engineering enables

The development of running blades has greatly enhanced the running ability of amputees and people born without legs.  In this actvitiy students learn more about how the inventor of running blades applied the scientific concept of potential elastic energy and biomimicry to design a high performance prosthetic leg....

Senior composites engineer

This video introduces Paul, a senior composites engineer for Lola Cars International. Paul explains his role in designing the structures that are made of carbon fibre for race cars such as the one featured in the video. He discusses the love of engineering he had when he was younger and how his maths, physics...

Born to Engineer - John Wheal

It was a school visit to an airport that first got a 14 year old John Wheal thinking about all of the complex systems that have to work together to make air travel possible, from departure boards to baggage handling. Now he’s a systems engineer with NATS, the UK’s leading supplier of air traffic control services....

Born to Engineer - Orla Murphy

Growing up in rural Ireland, Orla Murphy remembers how exciting it felt when her family's tractor was upgraded to include a fitted radio. As an engineer with Jaguar Land Rover she's working on ways to ensure that the software that drives every function of modern vehicles can be downloaded remotely wherever they...

Born to Engineer - Milly Hennayake

Milly Hennayake knows that simple engineering solutions can make a huge difference to the lives of others, building a cleaner, better world for all.

Civil Engineer Milly Hennayake first got involved with Engineers Without Borders UK at university. After working as a volunteer with them in the UK, she was...

Born to Engineer - Eleanor Stride

Dr Eleanor Stride is a biomedical engineer working at Oxford University to develop revolutionary new methods for delivering chemotherapy drugs.

Eleanor works to create and control micro-bubbles which can be injected into the bloodstream of cancer patients, magnetically guided to the site of the cancer and...

Tim Peake public presentation

This presentation was produced by the UK Space Agency for Tim Peake's mission to the International Space Station in 2015/16.

North Sea Rocks

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RESINATED CORE SLABS (15m)

This is material that has been cut...

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