For teachers

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.

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/

Imagineering – The Imagineering Foundation introduces 8-16 year olds to the fascinating world of engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities.

Young Engineers:  “The Club Network supports the setting up of extra-curricular engineering clubs and enriches the activities of existing clubs.  If you run, or want to run, any kind of extra-curricular engineering related activities, you are eligible to join our network!”  Young Engineers provides a wide range of enrichment activities.

IET Faraday:  “Free teaching resources for science, design and technology, engineering and maths. Classroom activities for students aged 11-19 years with film clips, online games, posters, careers resources and STEM activity days.”

James Dyson Foundation:  “The James Dyson Foundation encourages young people to think differently, make mistakes and invent. Design engineering is part of our DNA. We’re all inventors – summer holidays spent building dams; your solution to batteries falling out of the remote. Fundamentally, everything we use has been crafted, agonised over and produced by our design engineering ancestors and contemporaries. Explore; use this site to discover our design heroes, find out how to design things that work and use our resources in the classroom.”

Smallpeice Trust “An independent educational charity that runs hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and exciting engineering courses for pupils in Years 6-12.” Great resources for parents and teachers who want to show how exciting and diverse careers in engineering can be.

4*4 in schools technology challenge:  “The 4×4 in Schools Technology Challenge is a challenge aimed at key stage 3, 4 and 5 students in school / young people  aged 11 – 19 years old in any out of school initiative (i.e. STEM Clubs, Brownies, Youth Clubs, etc…).”

F1 in Schools:  “F1 in Schools is rapidly realising its potential of becoming the only truly global educational programme that raises awareness of Formula One among students and school children in every region, in every country, on every continent.  Spanning age ranges of 9 to19 its main objective is to help change perceptions of engineering, science and technology by creating a fun and exciting learning environment for young people to develop an informed view about careers in engineering, Formula One, science, marketing and technology.”

Engineering.com:  Engineering.com has lots of free tools and its own video channel, with an extensive engineering library and directories.

STEM Team East:  STEM Team East is an educational charity of 24 years standing. We are part of STEMNET, the national network for the promotion of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – STEM.  As part of our STEMNET contract we promote STEM enrichment by consultation and advice to all the schools in Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire and we manage the STEM Ambassador Scheme.  We have an established and respected position among the many STEM providers and have a wide network of links.

Greenpower – Inspiring engineers:  Promoting sustainable engineering to young people. “Greenpower Education Trust promotes sustainable engineering as a rewarding career to anyone aged 9-25, while also focusing on teamwork, linking industry with educational institutions and involving the community. The Trust works with over 500 schools across the UK and runs 27 events annually.”

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