If you are interested in engineering, or just curious to see what engineers actually do, the websites below might be worth a look. When we come across interesting stuff, we tweet it via www.twitter.com/whytowow, so you might want to follow us. Also, there’s loads of interesting stuff in magazines like How It Works, Focus, and Wired.
Born to Engineer has a load of resources and some great videos (‘Were you born to engineer?‘) showing all the different types of things engineers do.
TeenTech runs lively one-day events to help young teenagers see the wide range of career possibilities in Science, Engineering and Technology.
Imagineering – The Imagineering Foundation introduces 8-16 year olds to the fascinating world of engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities.
Headstart provides a range of programmes to help you learn about and experience first-hand what science, technology, engineering and maths is really all about. Includes programmes specifically designed for girls.
Tomorrow’s Engineers: “Engineering is a key part of a range of industries, including music, TV and film, construction, transport, cosmetics, medicine, food, fashion and much more. Tomorrow’s Engineers gives you all the information you need to make wise choices about your future.” Careers advice section at http://www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/Careers_resources/
Engineering.com: Engineering.com has lots of free tools and its own video channel, with an extensive engineering library and directories.
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Hello! I’m a 15 year-old boy from Vietnam who has always dreamed of building things and fixing stuffs: engineer, in short. I also want to study abroad in the UK, especially in the Department of Engineering of Cambridge University. I’m studying at my country’s top 5 best high schools and the school also had 2 students studying there. I really want some advice about what I should do now and when I’m studying A levels (especially from Mr. Tim Minshall- the PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department). Thanks a lot!