Young engineers purpose is to inspire young people to develop an interest in engineering and in doing so recognise the importance and excitement of engineering as a future career. To do this, they run both a wide range of national competitions and a national club network.
STEM CHALLENGE DAYS (age 7-16) - our activities run by fieldworkers in your school!
Young Engineers STEM Challenge Days continue to grow in popularity and we are pleased to welcome Katie Melton, who is joining our team of fieldworkers. Katie is a Mechanical Engineer from the USA who has international experience and who is passionate about inspiring the next generation of engineers.
Our STEM Challenge Days are available to both Primary and Secondary schools and the challenges can be designed to form an integral part of the curriculum demonstrating the many and varied links between and within the STEM subjects and the wider curriculum. “Just thought I would drop you an email to let you know that our STEM Challenge was brilliant again this year. Our support teacher said that it was the first trip that she had been on where ALL the pupils were totally engaged in their activities and she was amazed at the range of resources that they were using to construct their solutions.” Head of Department, UlverstonVictoriaSchool, Barrow-in-Furness.
The dedicated team have also included some new challenges for both primary and secondary school students.
For all Young Engineers Competitions, please keep checking our website for updates when latest competitions will be available.
Club Network members can also have a look at the competitions listings on the Support Pages.
Clubs - download the NEW Start Smart activity programme (age 11-16)
A new activity programme, Start Smart, has recently been launched!
Start Smarthas been developed as an introduction to the fascinating and inspiring world of smart materials. Club members get to experiment with the materials and discover their properties; it also encourages them to use their creativity to come up with innovative applications for each material. The five types of smart materials that are introduced in this programme are:
* Quantum Tunnelling Composite (QTC)
* Thermochromic materials
* Smart alloys
* Photochromic materials
The whole booklet can be downloaded from our Complete Activity programme webpage.
The Big Bang Fair - date for your diary (age 9-18)
Taking place at ICC London ExCeL on 10-12 March, this high profile and free event promises to wow students with experiments, explosions, simulators and shows; give them the opportunity to quiz scientists and engineers about their jobs and discover a dream career; meet students from around the country and find out about the amazing projects they have brought to display as well as seeing cutting edge technology from many leading companies and get some great teaching ideas. YE are also helping to plan a series of STEM related Teacher CPD opportunities which will be publicised once we have the full details.
Come along and see the best Young Engineer for Britain projects on display alongside a great selection of projects from our Young Engineers Clubs.
National Science and Engineering Week March Are you planning your activities for NSEW? If you are looking for ideas, why not search through theActivity Bank? Use the ‘Activity Length’ filter to give you ideas for the time slot you have available.
Regional Big Bang Fairs
Get your students involved in your local event as competitors, showcase your STEM club or simply bring a group to take part in the STEM activities. Go to http://www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/map.cfm to find out the location, dates and the contact details of your nearest event organiser.