What can you suggest to a child who is interested in engineering?

I gave a talk before Christmas entitled ‘Never tell an engineer it can’t be done” as part of the Marshalls Holiday Lectures. At the end of the talk, a parent approached me with an interesting question: “If my children are interested in sports or music, they can join a team, or club, or group.  But where can they go if they are interested in engineering?”  I was a bit stumped for an answer, so I thought I’d open this question to a wider audience.  If you have any ideas, please add them as a comment below.

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3 thoughts on “What can you suggest to a child who is interested in engineering?”

  1. And emailed in from one anonymous parent:
    “Youngest son attended Young Engineers club at school – did projects and took part in trips arranged by BT etc. Just graduated in Motor Sports Engineering and secured job with Bentley (http://www.bentleymotors.com/) – relief for the bank of Mum and Dad! Do keep looking/encourage school to start something up because it does pay off”

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