In The Know – Engineering to the rescue!
This week we focus on opportunities within the engineering sector. With important issues such as the environment and energy resources hanging in the scale, knowledge of engineering is important for mankind to make calculated decisions to protect our future! Here are a few interesting events and activities for students interested in engineering:
National Engineering Competition for Girls
Calling on girls in the UK between the ages of 11 and 18 to put their thinking caps on and enter this exciting competition. This competition offers the winner £500 plus an extra £500 for their school. Contestants must identify and find a solution for one of the major challenges of the 21st century. There is no entry fee and entries can be done individually or as a team of up to six. The competition is now open and closes on 15th December 2017. Find out more here.
The Ultimate STEM Challenge 2017/18
The challenge has been designed to be inspirational and build confidence and teamwork skills. The theme is My Sustainable Future with three challenges to choose from. Students, between the age of 11-14, must create a Powerpoint or Youtube video to showcase their work and must be submitted by a teacher by 12 January 2018. Have a look here for more information on the challenge, the prizes up for grabs and top tips on creating a winning entry.
University Technical College Open Mornings
This is a great event for students in Year 9 or Year 11 who would like to take on an extra curriculum as their next project in their educational journey. The University’s open evenings are held every Thursday for the duration of November and are free. Students also have the opportunity to find out about South Bank Engineering UTC’s unique offer and stand a chance to win one of a number of Tablets on offer. You can find out more about these evenings here.
The GT Scholars Programme is an after-school programme that focuses on social mobility, growth mindset and helping young people achieve their aspirations. The programme includes tutoring, mentoring and enrichment sessions for young people aged 11-16. Contact us to find out more.