Article source: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/personal-stem-engagement/ 8th December 2017 9:24 am The key to properly engaging young people with engineering is showing how the subject is meaningful to an individual’s life writes Jennifer DeWitt – senior research associate at UCL Institute of Education. The issue of how to increase and broaden participation in engineering is long-established and widely recognised. A range of initiatives have been active for years and have certainly … Continue reading HOW THE PERSONAL TOUCH COULD SUPERCHARGE STEM ENGAGEMENT
Carolyn Schmitt | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering/20 Nov 2017 Image source: http://www.indiaeducation.net/careercenter/engineering/materialsengineering/ Contemporary building materials are guaranteed for only about 100 years, yet structures built in Ancient Rome have survived for millennia. Questions about what accounts for this discrepancy in durability and resilience, and what engineers could learn from ancient technologies, are central to the research interests of Admir Masic, the Esther and … Continue reading A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON ANCIENT MATERIALS INSPIRES FUTURE INNOVATION
Two-thirds of nine to 18 year olds would consider an engineering career if it helped society, according to a survey conducted to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. However, only 10% of the young people polled said they were actively considering a career in engineering. The goal of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, which runs from today until Friday, is to change that. The ‘dream career’ … Continue reading Most young people would consider an engineering career if it helped society
Updated for 2017… Continue reading WHAT IMPACT WILL TECHNOLOGY HAVE ON OUR FUTURE?
The world of engineering is constantly changing and evolving. The IMechE believes that engineering institutions must change too if they are to remain relevant to future generations of engineers. With new technologies and disciplines changing the way engineering is done, we ask how the Institution of the 21st century can best meet the needs of the profession and society as a whole. – The IMechE … Continue reading WE ARE ENGINEERS
By Hayaatun Sillem 19th October 2017 1:33 pm A series of events next year will build on efforts to engage the next generation of engineers, says Hayaatan Sillem At the end of September, some 30,000 people visited London’s ExCel to get a sneak peek into the future. With talks and exhibitions on everything from the practicalities of moving to Mars to the prospects of using … Continue reading VIEW FROM THE ACADEMY: LOOKING AHEAD TO THE YEAR OF ENGINEERING
On Monday evening, 9th May 2016, I had the pleasure of delivering a speech entitled ‘Making our Engineering Institutions Fit for Purpose and Relevant for the 21st Century’. The speech was delivered at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Annual General Meeting of the North West Region and the event was held at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston.The purpose of the speech, which was … Continue reading ARE OUR ENGINEERING INSTITUTIONS FIT FOR PURPOSE AND RELEVANT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY?
It was very good to watch the IET President Barry Brooks deliver his address over the web last night; it allows the good news about engineers and engineering to be heard by a far wider audience. However, what does concern me is that when you get any gathering of engineers, you get the same old gripes about pay and their poor status in society. Not only … Continue reading IS A NEW AGE OF ENGINEERING IN UK FINALLY COMING?