The Royal Academy of Engineering has joined a nationwide effort to inspire the next generation of engineers through Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2015, which runs from 2-6 November.
The week sees engineers and educators around the country inspiring the next generation with a series of events including online workshops, public lectures and online chats.
Building on its existing projects in Barrow and Stoke-on-Trent, which aim to encourage greater interest in STEM subjects and build an engineering skills base, the Academy is funding 28 Tomorrow’s Engineers Week activities for primary, secondary and sixth form students in these areas. The activities include visits to a school’s local power station, Lego workshops and an opportunity for students to make their own film about space travel. Throughout the week, the Academy will also publish new classroom resources and share stories and case studies of engineers to demonstrate the breadth of opportunities offered by engineering careers.
As well as activities in schools, on 3 November, the Academy hosts its annual Autumn Lecture, which will bring engineering to life through some of the most famous stories from the Second World War. Dr Hugh Hunt, winner of the Academy’s 2015 Rooke Award for public engagement, will use the lecture to share some behind-the-scenes stories from his recent Channel 4 documentaries, which looked at engineering feats such as the Dambusters’ bouncing bombs.
Tomorrow's Engineers Week events will be hosted by schools, colleges and businesses throughout the country. Further information can be found on the Tomorrow's Engineers website, and on Twitter using the #TEWeek15 hashtag.
Find out more:
Autumn Lecture with Dr Hugh Hunt
Notes for Editors
Royal Academy of Engineering. As the UK’s national academy for engineering, we bring together the most successful and talented engineers for a shared purpose: to advance and promote excellence in engineering. We provide analysis and policy support to promote the UK’s role as a great place to do business. We take a lead on engineering education and we invest in the UK’s world-class research base to underpin innovation. We work to improve public awareness and understanding of engineering. We are a national academy with a global outlook.
We have four strategic challenges:
Make the UK the leading nation for engineering innovation
Address the engineering skills crisis
Position engineering at the heart of society
Lead the profession
For more information please contact:
Aaron Boardley at the Royal Academy of Engineering
T: 020 7766 0655
E: Aaron Boardley