We are looking for #EngineersInTheMaking!

Show us the science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) challenges that you are doing at home. 

We will set you a different challenge every two weeks and want to see what you come up with. 

  • Parents, you can run these activities with your children - no prior subject knowledge or teaching experience is needed.
  • Teachers, set these challenges for your students to do at home. This could be part of a STEM work or project work.

Most importantly, the challenges are about getting stuck in, making mistakes, asking questions, building, designing, experimenting and having fun!


Fortnightly challenge

As we enter spring, we thought this is a great time to get stuck into The Vertical Farm project.

Explore why it is important for engineers to find creative ways to grow food in different settings, find out how composting works and design and make your own vertical farm to fit in your kitchen, bedroom, corridor or living room. 

We also have a handy video guide which offers suggestions and ideas for how to carry out this challenge.

Apollo 13 is about the third Moon-landing mission. The filmmakers went to great length to ensure that the depiction of the launch was technically accurate. 

How do you get a rocket to take off? This pop rocket challenge will show how a chemical reaction occurs when you mix things together to make cool things happen. 

We also have a handy video guide which offers suggestions and ideas for how to carry out this challenge.

What we're looking for


How to enter

Carry out activities, challenges, experiments and investigations using the chosen STEM at Home booklet for inspiration. 

 Take a photo (up to four images per entry) or short video (up to 30 seconds). Show us all or part of what you have been doing. 

Submit your entry. Ask your parents, carer or teachers to submit your entries by email (education@raeng.org.uk) and/or share them with the us on Twitter using @EduRAEng and #EngineersInTheMaking.



Winners will get to choose from differnt STEM at Home prizes such as coding kits and K'Nex Power & Play building sets.

Build and program your own robot!


Power and Play K'nex set!


Terms and conditions

Competition open to any persons aged between 7 to 14 and resident in the United Kingdom. 

Full terms and conditions can be found here.