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Blowing in the Wind (11-14)

This resource, from Siemens UK, looks at the use of wind farms to provide sustainable energy for a range of communities in a variety of settings. The selection of a New Zealand context is significant as Maori communities see themselves as being responsible for effective stewardship of the land for future...

Polar Careers- Marine Autonomous Systems Developer

Catherine holds a PhD in Robotics and a BSc Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science. She studied A-levels in Physics, Maths, and Computing with an AS-level in Electronics.


Polar Careers- AUV Operations Mechanical Engineer

Ella is an expert in the mechanical design and operation of the NOC's Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV's) She ensures new technology designed integrates on the AUV's and operates the AUV whilst at sea.

Ella read Mechanical Engineering at Cambridge, graduating with both Bachelors and Master's degrees. She...

STEM Ambassador top tips

We've put together a series of top tip guidance and advice documents that aim to help you with creating and delivering activities:

Jheni Osman: Bridges

Einstein’s special theory of relativity helped to design the world’s tallest bridge. The bridge is taller than the Eiffel Tower and can carry 35,000 tonnes. All bridges have to cope with two main forces, tension and compression.

Engineers also had to consider the problem of accuracy when working on such...


In this activity, students look at the RNLI’s high-speed Shannon class lifeboats and launch vehicles which use hydraulics as a propulsion system. They explore the relationship between force, pressure and area and how forces are transmitted through liquids. Students also investigate how the output force of a jet...

Improving Young People's Engagement with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

This paper, published to coincide with Science and Engineering Week 2013, presents evidence from research carried out by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) to explore how to encourage further engagement in, and take-up of, STEM subjects. It discusses why STEM education is important and looks at...

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...

Choosing a career in wind, wave and tidal energy

This resource from Renewable UK illustrates the wide range of careers available in the UK's renewable energy industry.

John Gray

This STEMNET resource introduces John Gray who is a specialist engineer for the BBC. His role is crucial in ensuring that the programme production system used by local radio stations across England works properly.



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