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Thomas Heatherwick: Building the Seed Cathedral

In this talk, courtesy of TED, architect Thomas Heatherwick shows five recent projects featuring ingenious bio-inspired designs. Some are remakes of the ordinary: a bus, a bridge, a power station. One is an extraordinary pavilion, the Seed Cathedral, which is a celebration of growth and light. The team re-...

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.

Design & Technology in Engineering Lesson Slides

Example of a lesson that can be used to show Design and Technology students how their school work can be related to working in the engineering industry, and to encourage them to follow a STEM career path using the skills that they have developed in the classroom. The presentation takes material from STEM Ambassador...

Tinkering with TinkerCAD

An introductory guide to techniques for using the free web-based Tinkercad software from Autodesk to produce printable 3D objects.

Adrian Oldknow  adrian@ccite.org 

Using carbon fibre to create a Boeing 787

This video from Boeing looks at the use of carbon fibre to create the Boeing 787 fuselage. It shows the layup of carbon fibre tape on the curve of the aircraft, the heating of the fuselage in an industrial oven and a brief overview of the difference that composites like carbon fibre are making to the manufacture of...

QTC - Making the Most of a Novel Material

A Catalyst article about Quantum Tunnelling Composite, a material discovered in 1997 and whose resistance decreases dramatically under pressure. How does it work and what uses will it have? The material has been carefully characterised (to understand its composition and how it works), and its first applications...

True Snowboards

This poster illustrates how expertise from designers, engineers and technologists is used to design and manufacture an innovative snowboard. It helps to illustrate how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities.

True Snowboards design, prototype and produce snowboards using innovative materials...

Fluvial

This poster describes four people in four different companies who all work together to produce an innovative flood defence system. To manufacture the produce requires the collaboration of designers, engineers, materials specialist and accountants. Each describes their jobs and how they became involved in the...

Cambridge Silicon Radio

This poster shows how STEM industries offer many exciting career opportunities. It features five electronics and engineering specialists working in the telecommunications industry. They develop a range of technology such as Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

The roles featured include:
* head of engineering...

Brompton Bicycle

This poster introduces five young people involved in the design, assembly and sale of innovative folding bicycles. The poster illustrates how STEM subjects can open career choices and also the variety of skills needed in an innovative modern company.

The featured employees include:
* product designer...

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