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Engineering in Schools: An Institutional Issue

17 May, 2019

With the UK facing a skills crisis, the importance of encouraging the next generation of engineers from a young age has never been more acute.

No hot air when it comes to children's learning

26 April, 2019

The British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) has named the 2018 recipient of the Primary Engineer Rogers Knight Award as Gary Kelleher, product support sales manager (GB) from Aylesford based BOMAG. The Award to Kelleher was in recognition of his contribution to furthering the engagement of primary pupils in STEM projects. Smart Machines & Factories reports.

More than just a machine-building exercise

04 January, 2019

Bella designed the Fun Noisy Rubbish Bin as her entry into the Primary Engineer Leaders’ Awards 2017, a competition that’s been running for three years and encourages thousands of young minds to get active and come up with world-changing ideas. The competition culminates in an awards ceremony held in collaboration with Universities and engineers who give their time to grade the entries.

Growing future engineers through stealth

10 August, 2018

Primary Engineer Programmes are taking great strides in helping to grow future engineers and ultimately tapping into the inner-engineer of pupils, the aim – to encourage more students to follow a career in engineering. Susan Scurlock, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer gives readers an update on how the Primary Engineer programme has developed.

Exhibiting creativity

26 July, 2018

Primary Engineer recently exhibited at the Smart Industry Expo and Drives & Controls Exhibitions at the Birmingham NEC, and celebrated its week at the show by bringing home the Motion Control Industry 2018 Award for “Contribution to Skills and Training”.

Inspiring young minds

23 March, 2018

Last year for the Primary Engineer & Secondary Engineer Leaders Award over 23,000 pupils from 335 schools interviewed engineers and answered the question ‘If you were an engineer - what would you do?’ by identifying problems and inventing solutions.

Meet Mahika - the future of Smart engineering is in safe hands

01 February, 2018

It’s a little-known fact but engineering innovation is being led by a six-year-old. Mihika Sharma, a winner at the Primary Engineer Leaders Award (London) 2016 has had her design selected by the competition partner UCL to be made by a team from the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Chris Rochester is the regional director for Primary Engineer Programmes reports.

School pupil’s invention helping to inspire next generation

13 December, 2017

A school pupil’s invention is to be displayed at a top science centre to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers and entrepreneurs.

Children love engineering…

20 October, 2017

The great news is that young children really, really like being engineers! How do we know? Last year over 23,000 pupils interviewed engineers and answered the question ‘If you were an engineer - what would you do?’ by identifying problems and inventing solutions. Susan Scurlock, CEO and Founder of Primary Engineer, reports.

An Innovation Machine!

20 July, 2017

Siemens chief executive Juergen Maier is a busy man. But he recently demonstrated his personal commitment to supporting our young potential engineers by inviting in a group from Valley Gardens Middle School in North Tyneside, to interview him about his motivations to become an engineer, and his subsequent career path.

Investing in the future

25 October, 2016

For the first issue of Smart Machines & Factories journal, Dr Susan Scurlock, CEO and founder of Primary and Secondary Engineer gives an introduction to why and how we should encourage children to consider careers in STEM related professions, and the importance of smart manufacturing and engineering in doing this.

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