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Innovation Consultant

Alan Cucknell's job consists of finding new and innovative ways to make their clients' products stand out from the crowd. This Department for Education clip exemplifies for students a less familiar STEM career route. Alan's company works with clients on their business and technical challenges....

This is Engineering: light painter

This resource is an interview with Pavlina - a light painter.

"Pavlina is a globe trotter who is passionate about fashion and expressing her own style. She grew up in Cyprus before studying in America and the UK. Now she is a lighting engineer working for Arup, and has designed lighting for fashion shows,...

Big ideas: the future of engineering in schools

The Big Ideas: the future of engineering in schools report, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering, reflects the views of leading engineering education experts and key stakeholders such as employers, parents and students. It proposes that students should be explicitly taught about engineering and the...

I’m an engineer, get me out of here!

I’m an engineer, get me out of here! is a free online event where students can meet and interact with real engineers in the form of an X Factor-style competition.  This resource explains how to register and includes three lesson plans to support the activity.

Students challenge the engineers over fast-paced...

A clear view from the top

This Catalyst article describes the construction of the British Airways i360 tower in Brighton. It is the world’s tallest moving observation tower whose capsule is based on an ‘oblate ellipsoid’, is ten times bigger than a single London Eye capsule and is 18 metres in diameter. 

This article is from Catalyst...

Catalyst Volume 26 Issue 3: full magazine

This issue of Catalyst contains the following articles:

Can we save our horse chestnut trees?

This article investigates the reasons behind extensive early browning of the horse chestnut trees.

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Born to Engineer - Lewis Wilde

One chance conversation led Lewis to a seriously exciting apprenticeship in engineering. Studying for A-levels isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and for Lewis Wilde, taking on an apprenticeship instead was “definitely the best decision” he ever made.

Thanks to a chance meeting with the owner of Island RIBs, an...

Born to Engineer - Kim Cave-Ayland

Meet Engineer Kim Cave-Ayland. She creates Stars for a living. At the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, engineers and physicists are working to create a safe, low-pollution power source that could change the world forever.

Born to Engineer - Steve Greenland

In this video, Steve Greenland shares his experiences as a Satellite Engineer, working on small Cubesat satellites in the UK. He provides an overview of Cubesat technology and explains his role in bringing the technology to life.

Born to Engineer - Yusuf Muhammad

In this video, Yusef Muhammad describes how his skills as an engineer and designer helped to create a new piece of technology - Automist. The technology is a fire fighting device that can be installed in kitchens, and when a heat alarm is triggered, used to help extinguish the fire.

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