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Mon 3rd Dec 2018 : STEAM Club Interview Engineers for New Award
If you were an engineer what would you do?
This is a question our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) Club have been mulling over as part of an exciting new challenge they are taking part in.
The Club are entering the Primary Engineering Leaders Award, a national annual competition run by global engineering companies and leading universities. The Award was set up to encourage innovative thinking and problem-finding, develop links between the industry and education and as a means of engineers inspiring children (and, according to the Leaders Award organisers, often the children inspire the engineers too!).
Students are required to come up with a design for a new product, item or concept that they would create if they were an engineer to help make the world a better place. The competition also involves the pupils meeting and interviewing engineers and including a report of this in their entry.
Our Mead STEAM club members, who are entering the South East region of the Award, recently interviewed four parents who are engineers. The engineers shared their experience of working in the industry and were questioned by the curious STEAM clubbers.
Every pupil who enters will receive a certificate graded by engineer judges and two winners will be chosen from each region. The winners will be invited to an awards event and their designs will be displayed in a public exhibition, with one of the designs going on to be made by a team of engineers.
Mrs Gemma Wilson, Head of STEAM at The Mead said, "It was wonderful to see the children so enthusiastic. They were asking so many questions and were really inspired by the engineer's accounts of their work. We are hugely grateful to the parents for giving up their time to come in and share their experiences with our STEAM Club."
For further information on the Leaders Award click here.