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STEM and Economic Wellbeing

These tools have been produced for the Department for Education by the Centre for Science Education. The materials are for STEM and economic wellbeing curriculum leaders, teachers and support staff working together to meet the needs of their learners. They will also be useful for STEM and economic wellbeing...

Aviation engineer profile: Ben Truman

In this film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, Ben Truman explains his passion for aviation and engineering. After completing his degree in mechanical engineering he became a design engineer for Goodrich Actuation Systems where he is working on the thrust reverser system for the Airbus ...

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Produced for Future Morph, this resource includes a video in which a student talks about his course in electrical and electronic engineering. He describes how one project was to make and test a circuit that included a light-sensitive resistor. A second activity describes a class experiment...

Maintenance Engineer: Tim Moss

This STEMNET resource describes the background and career of STEM Ambassador Tim Moss, a maintenance engineer working for Nottingham Express Transit. Tim has always been interested in all kinds of transport. His work involves researching transport technology and ensuring that Nottingham's tram system runs...

Engineering for Entertainment

This video highlights a range of engineering careers in the entertainment industry and the importance of studying science, mathematics and technology. Engineers from across the sector explain what inspired them to become engineers and why they love their job, providing...

Sticky Feet

This video features Chris Clemente, from Cambridge University, who is studying the mechanisms that ants and other insects (especially cockroaches) use to walk down as well as up walls. Ants have incredibly sticky feet.

With them they can hang onto ceilings, whilst carrying 100 times their body weight. But if...

Wheelchair Technology

Sports engineers from Sheffield Hallam University and Frazer Nash are helping Team GB's wheelchair paralympians fine-tune their equipment and training regimes using advanced analysis technology. Engineers explain the relationship between science and engineering in disability sports and how inspiring it is to work...

Swimming

This film, from the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, shows how sports engineers from Loughborough University are using analysis software to help swimmers perfect their style and form, helping them shave seconds off their time.

 

Engineering Insights- Power Industries

Turbine Interface Engineer, Francisca Wiggins, is working for a tidal energy company, designing tidal turbines to generate electricity. She explains why the renewable energy sector offers fantastic opportunities for mechanical engineers, and how the valuable experiences on offer are transferable to a range of...

Engineering Insights- Manufacturing

After trying her hand at a variety of careers, Eunice Cinnamon of the Manufacturing Institute knew that engineering was the right choice for her. She describes the vast array of opportunity offered by the manufacturing industry, and how these link to the personal areas of interest for professional mechanical...

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