Historically, many engineers were inspired by their father or grandfather. But what if children don’t have these role models? And what if you are more likely to be inspired by people of the same gender?
How can we make careers in engineering of interest to all, irrespective of gender or socio-economic background?
We believe children’s next natural role models – teachers – are the key. For teaching staff who have enjoyed the one-day CPD as part of our classroom-based engineering project and revelled in engaging pupils with the cross-curricular application of science, maths and technology, we offer the Professional Recognition programme Engineering STEM Learning. This is a Master’s level course, incorporating research into the current STEM educational landscape, a chance to link with a wide number of engineers across all professional levels and a cycle of action research.