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Saving lives at sea

RNLI lifeboat systems engineer, Rhodri Lewis, saves lives at sea through engineering. In this video he talks about his job in the RNLI and the journey that he took to become an engineer.

Programming for dementia

Severin Skillman develops software applications and systems to help dementia patients. In this video he talks about his work with the UK Dementia Research Institute, working to improve the quality of life for people living with dementia in their own home and to delay the disease progression.

Light Saver

This STEM resource gives young learners the opportunity to explore how engineering and science work together in the healthcare service. Students are challenged to work collaboratively to develop their curiosity and creativity through a series of fun and engaging activities. 

STEM Ambassador activity: creating captivating cornflour

The information sheet, from the Royal Academy of Engineering, covers what materials are required and encourages students to think about how a material alters as it is processed and how it can be used. Students are encouraged to think about engineering applications for a material and also the marketing of a product...

Are we connected?

A STEM teaching and learning resource that explores engineering through the technology we communicate and connect with.

Engineering enables

The development of running blades has greatly enhanced the running ability of amputees and people born without legs.  In this activity 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....

This is Engineering: Be the difference

This video provides a brief introduction to the types of work that engineers are involved in. 

 

Student-led STEM Clubs - Handbook

A useful handbook for setting up a student-led STEM club, with exemplars from three schools.

It is increasingly recognised that giving students opportunities to act as ambassadors and mentors for STEM subjects outside of school can be of great benefit to the individual, their institution, and to the broader...

Making waves

These resources explores how engineers have used their knowledge of waves to improve lives.  The activities include:

  • Using the reflection of light to create a floating image
  • Investigating the best material for thermal resistance (insulation) in a survival suit

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STEM careers - profiles

Students are often unaware of the opportunities open to them if they study STEM subjects at school.  This resource, comprising of seven case studies/profiles, is designed to increase awareness of just some of the potential careers open to them in international development.

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