An initiative has been launched to encourage STEM engagement in schools. One of the UK’s leading engineering magazines, The Engineer, is searching for effective and inspiring examples of engagement with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects in schools.
The challenge is on for organisations to get involved to help encourage youngsters to become more involved in the industry, since the recent news that there is currently a huge skills shortage in engineering. By promoting the industry, it is hoped that students will realise what kind of jobs are out there, what they involve, and what kind of work they could be a part of.
One of the UK’s leading engineering firms, Renishaw Plc and Engineering UK are working together on the initiative. They are sponsoring The Engineering’s special Young Innovator prize, which will go to the organisation that is able to demonstrate excellence in educational outreach.
This is part of The Engineer’s annual initiative Collaborate to Innovate, which aims to uncover and celebrate the UK’s most innovative and collaborative engineering projects. The competition looks at projects across a wide range of sectors, including energy, security, health, and transport, among many others.
So, come on, get involved in your community, and help encourage young people to get involved in STEM.
The deadline for entries is 26th May 2017.
You can find out more about the initiative here.