Daniel Powell

What I Do

My main focus is to develop and implement the strategic direction of Neon – EngineeringUK’s programme which brings together the UK’s best engineering experiences and careers resources to help teachers bring STEM to life in the classroom. To do this I work with a wide range of stakeholders to ensure that everything we do works towards our goal of inspiring the next generation of engineers. I'm responsible for ensuring that the Neon Quality Standards for activities on the platform are working effectively for both teachers and providers, and that we share insights from the data we generate about provision across the UK with The Tomorrows Engineers Code Community and other stakeholders.

I recently undertook a review of current thinking about engineering careers inspiration in the primary phase of education and am leading on convening a group of stakeholders and experts from the primary sector, enabling them to update on activity, promote collaboration and provide thought leadership and direction for the sector.


Resources for schools, Neon, impactful STEM outreach, collaboration.

Bio & Background

I trained as a visual artist and began my career working in arts management before moving into fundraising, mostly in a community context. I’ve always been passionate about getting more young people involved in STEM subjects, particularly computing, and how technology and arts practice can be combined. I was fortunate to be able to move into the STEM engagement sector 8 years ago, first at the Raspberry Pi Foundation, and now at EngineeringUK.


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