ENGINmakers: Building a brighter future together
Working with schools to design, build and engineer solutions to a problem using accessible materials.
Engineering is about using technical skills (science, maths, computing and more) to design solutions to problems. As a society, two hugely important challenges we face are the climate crisis and our global health. We need as the next generation to be equipped with the appropriate skills to be able to help engineer solutions to these problems.
The ENGINmakers project brings students and academics from our School of Engineering together with teachers from local primary and secondary schools to develop and deliver activities for school children. The project aims to capture the interest of the children by designing activities that encourage them to be ‘makers’, to design and build solutions to a problem using easily accessible materials.
For this pilot initiative, the projects will be based around the BBC micro:bit platform, a small low-cost programmable circuit board that is already widely used in schools across the UK. Working with School of Computer Science and Informatics, this project bridges the gap between research within the School of Engineering and primary and secondary education in the local area and beyond.
For more information about the Innovation for All scheme or any of the projects we are supporting, please get in touch: