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Slime sessions soothe teens' stress
21/01/2020 Slime sessions soothe teens' stress

The Big Bang Fair introduces 'Slime Sessions' to help young people explore STEM with the bonus of helping them to de-stress – calming chemistry in action.

Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering
20/01/2020 Annual survey reveals young people’s, teachers’ and parents’ attitudes to engineering

The Engineering Brand Monitor is an annual survey carried out by EngineeringUK, and this year’s results provide cause for optimism

Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds
02/12/2019 Call for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

EngineeringUK is seeking enthusiastic STEM professionals from wide-ranging backgrounds to volunteer across one of its programmes for young people.

UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events
29/11/2019 UK’s largest celebration of STEM, The Big Bang Fair, announces new series of regional events

Schools and families will have the chance to be inspired by scientists and engineers on their doorstep with a new series of regional events announced today by the organisers of The Big Bang Fair, the country’s largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people.

Big Bang announces VIP judges for 2020 competition
21/11/2019 Big Bang announces VIP judges for 2020 competition

The Big Bang Competition has pulled together some of the most exciting personalities in science and engineering from a diverse range professional backgrounds to judge the UK Finals in March 2020.

Engineer from London on mission to make people's homes safe
08/11/2019 Engineer from London on mission to make people's homes safe

Hiba Khan handpicked for her work using engineering to make people safe from flooding

Engineer from London on a mission to beat cancer
07/11/2019 Engineer from London on a mission to beat cancer

Rebecca Shipley handpicked for her work using computational modelling to predict effectiveness of cancer drugs

Engineer from Surrey on mission to give those affected by dementia their independence
06/11/2019 Engineer from Surrey on mission to give those affected by dementia their independence

Severin Skillman handpicked for his work using engineering to provide technology to support those affected by dementia

Engineer from Glasgow on mission to make swimming inclusive
05/11/2019 Engineer from Glasgow on mission to make swimming inclusive

Ellen Harper handpicked for her work making swimming pools accessible to all

British engineers inspire new generation by focusing on nation’s health and wellbeing
04/11/2019 British engineers inspire new generation by focusing on nation’s health and wellbeing

Engineers are key to helping the nation keep healthy and well - from helping find cures for cancer and keeping people safe at sea to helping dementia patients.

Engineer from Aberystwyth on mission to save lives
04/11/2019 Engineer from Aberystwyth on mission to save lives

Rhodri Lewis chosen as one of the five Engineers On A Mission for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019

New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment
30/10/2019 New Robotics Challenge to focus on the environment

Over 550 schools are set to take part in this year’s Tomorrow’s Engineers EEP Robotics Challenge

Snack to the future
08/10/2019 Snack to the future

Pizzas of 2069 will be made using insect-based flour, mozzarella made from reverse-engineered milk and lab-grown meat.

UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission
04/10/2019 UK-wide assembly to focus on engineers on a health and wellbeing mission

Hundreds of engineers on a mission are set to star in Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19)

National STEM champions win European prize
26/09/2019 National STEM champions win European prize

Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year from Loughborough Schools Foundation in the East Midlands have won an award at a prestigious European science competition - EUCYS (EU Contest for Young Scientists) - held in Sofia, Bulgaria.

New quiz inspires future engineers
24/09/2019 New quiz inspires future engineers

'Meet the Future You' quizzes young people on their skills and interests to identify different areas of engineering they might enjoy working in and aims to highlight that engineering is open to everyone.

National STEM champions to compete for European crown
12/09/2019 National STEM champions to compete for European crown

The GSK UK Young Engineers and Scientist of the Year will compete to become European young science champions at EUCYS in Sofia, Bulgaria from 13-18 September.

Thousands of young people set to take part in Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly
05/09/2019 Thousands of young people set to take part in Tomorrow's Engineers Week Big Assembly

At the heart of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019 will be a “Big Assembly” where around 50,000 young people are expected to take part in the same school assembly at the same time.

Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week
05/09/2019 Engineers urged to get involved in Tomorrow's Engineers Week

Now in its seventh year, Tomorrow’s Engineers Week provides a unique opportunity for engineers, employers, universities and schools to showcase how engineers working in all sectors are on a mission to make the world a better place.

Wanted: engineers to share career stories
15/08/2019 Wanted: engineers to share career stories

EngineeringUK is on the lookout for early career engineers, engineering technicians or apprentices who are interested in sharing the story of their job and the route that got them started. The career stories will help to inspire the next generation of engineers to consider a role in engineering.

International Award for UK’s Young Engineer Champions
05/08/2019 International Award for UK’s Young Engineer Champions

Winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year have won a silver award at an international science competition in China.

National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China
23/07/2019 National Young Engineer Champions to Compete in China

The winners of the GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year will be competing in one of the biggest international science competitions in China.

Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019
10/07/2019 Engineers on a mission set to be focus of Tomorrow's Engineers Week 2019

Initial plans for Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2019 (4-8 November 2019, #TEWeek19) have been announced, focusing on the impact engineers make on the nation’s health and wellbeing.

New careers guide for STEM professionals to inspire tomorrow's engineers
20/05/2019 New careers guide for STEM professionals to inspire tomorrow's engineers

'Getting the message across' is a top tips guide for anyone who provides engineering outreach activities in schools.

Students Master Robots To Win Prestigious UK Competition
19/03/2019 Students Master Robots To Win Prestigious UK Competition

The winning team from Torquay Academy, Devon competed against hundreds of other students across the country to vie for the top prize.

GSK UK Young Scientist & GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year 2019 announced
15/03/2019 GSK UK Young Scientist & GSK UK Young Engineers of the Year 2019 announced

Students from St Mary’s College and Loughborough Schools Foundation take top prizes in The Big Bang Competition

They're swimming in it
11/03/2019 They're swimming in it

British synchronised swimmers attempt routine in a pool full of plastic to highlight the challenges facing marine life and the young people looking to STEM to help solve them

AI think it's all over
23/01/2019 AI think it's all over

Non-league Wingate & Finchley FC employs AI football coach to inspire kids through STEM

Improving social mobility could address UK’s engineering skills shortage
13/11/2018 Improving social mobility could address UK’s engineering skills shortage

A new report from EngineeringUK suggests that more should be done to support students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study and succeed in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.

Almost 50,000 join biggest simultaneous assembly
09/11/2018 Almost 50,000 join biggest simultaneous assembly

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, now in its sixth year, has come to a close following a record-breaking week of activity.

Parents Prioritise Careers That Make a Difference
04/11/2018 Parents Prioritise Careers That Make a Difference

Parents want their children to have a future that makes a positive difference to society, according to new research released to mark the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.

EngineeringUK announces new Chief Executive
18/10/2018 EngineeringUK announces new Chief Executive

EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Dr Hilary Leevers as its new Chief Executive

Dishing Up Bite-Size Science
08/10/2018 Dishing Up Bite-Size Science

Food technology takes on a new meaning as school offers 3D-printed school dinners in a bid to inspire pupils into STEM careers

UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission
06/09/2018 UK-wide assembly set to showcase engineers on a mission

This year, plans for Tomorrow's Engineers Week include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly, offering schools across the UK the chance to take part in the same assembly at the same time.

Tomorrow's Engineers Week Returns With More Engineers On A Mission
24/07/2018 Tomorrow's Engineers Week Returns With More Engineers On A Mission

The Week will demonstrate how young people can be an engineer on a mission and turn the things they care about most into engineering careers.

EngineeringUK announces new board members
24/07/2018 EngineeringUK announces new board members

David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST and CIWEM CEO Terry Fuller join the EngineeringUK board this month

Girls less likely than boys to think they could be engineers
11/07/2018 Girls less likely than boys to think they could be engineers

Research released today, 11 July 2018, in the EngineeringUK briefing Gender disparity in engineering, shows only 60% of girls aged 11 to 14 think they could become an engineer if they want to, compared to 72% of boys.

Tech leader joins EngineeringUK Board of Trustees
03/05/2018 Tech leader joins EngineeringUK Board of Trustees

EngineeringUK has today announced the appointment of Jacqui Ferguson as a trustee. Jacqui brings a wealth of experience in digital transformation in the global tech industry.

80,000 visitors attend The Big Bang Fair 2018
18/04/2018 80,000 visitors attend The Big Bang Fair 2018

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair 2018 welcomed almost 80,000 visitors over 4 days, with an equal split between girls and boys.

UK Young Engineer of the Year & GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year announced
15/03/2018 UK Young Engineer of the Year & GSK UK Young Scientist of the Year announced

Emily Xu and Josh Mitchell have been awarded the top prizes at The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

Improved understanding of apprenticeships could unlock engineering talent
02/03/2018 Improved understanding of apprenticeships could unlock engineering talent

Research published in the Engineering UK 2018: State of Engineering shows majority of young people know almost nothing about apprenticeships and popularity is in decline.

#ThisIsEngineering campaign launched
24/01/2018 #ThisIsEngineering campaign launched

#ThisIsEngineering campaign launched to tackle critical shortfall of engineering talent holding back the UK economy.

Young people demand jobs that make a difference
06/11/2017 Young people demand jobs that make a difference

Young people demand a career that will help others according to new research commissioned to launch Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.

New partnership boosts STEM support for schools
11/10/2017 New partnership boosts STEM support for schools

Tomorrow’s Engineers and STEM Learning are launching Tomorrow’s Engineers ENTHUSE Partnerships to build strategic industry relations with schools in priority areas.

Kids Keen to Meet Their RFFs (Robot Friend Forever)
19/09/2017 Kids Keen to Meet Their RFFs (Robot Friend Forever)

The traditional BFF (best friend forever) is set to be replaced by a robot equivalent for many young people, according to new research.

EngineeringUK announces appointment of Chief Executive
05/07/2017 EngineeringUK announces appointment of Chief Executive

EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Mark Titterington as its new Chief Executive.

New engineering careers booklet a hit with teachers and advisers
03/04/2017 New engineering careers booklet a hit with teachers and advisers

Orders for a new Tomorrow’s Engineers careers booklet, From idea to career, which explores 12 areas of engineering, have reached over 32,000 in the first fortnight since publication on 15 March 2017.

Young Scientist and Young Engineer of the year announced
22/03/2017 Young Scientist and Young Engineer of the year announced

George Rabin, Ed Thurlow, Sankha Kahagala-Gamage and David Bernstein took the top prizes in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

Record number of visitors attend The Big Bang Fair
21/03/2017 Record number of visitors attend The Big Bang Fair

The Big Bang Fair 2017 was the most successful yet, with unprecedented attendance every day, seeing well over 80,000 people visit across the four days, an increase of 15% compared to last year.

GSK announces support of the UK Young Scientist Award
03/03/2017 GSK announces support of the UK Young Scientist Award

GSK, the science-led healthcare company is further demonstrating its commitment to inspiring the next generation of talent by sponsoring this year’s UK Young Scientist of the Year Award (2017).

EngineeringUK announces Chief Executive’s departure
24/02/2017 EngineeringUK announces Chief Executive’s departure

Paul Jackson to move on after eight years at EngineeringUK

Industrial Strategy survey launched
24/02/2017 Industrial Strategy survey launched

Engineers invited to contribute to collective response

2017 Engineering UK: The State of Engineering published
20/02/2017 2017 Engineering UK: The State of Engineering published

Malcolm Brinded and Professor Dame Ann Dowling introduce the report

Malcolm Brinded to chair EngineeringUK
19/07/2016 Malcolm Brinded to chair EngineeringUK

EngineeringUK today announced the appointment of Malcolm Brinded as its new Chair.

UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineers of the year announced
17/03/2016 UK Young Scientist and UK Young Engineers of the year announced

Students from Stourbridge and Wimbledon take top prizes in National Science + Engineering Competition

Strong engineering industry drives UK productivity
29/01/2016 Strong engineering industry drives UK productivity

Britain’s strong engineering industry is driving productivity, with benefits across the economy, according to new research published in Engineering UK 2016 The State of Engineering.

Cyber sexism putting girls off engineering careers
02/11/2015 Cyber sexism putting girls off engineering careers

Online images still portray engineering as a job for the boys, leading to girls being put off potentially well-paid and exciting careers, according to new research from EngineeringUK.