For the first time the Primary Engineer Leaders Award came to London with the support of UCL. The creativity and ingenuity for engineering solutions to problems from local issues to global issues was astounding.
The awards, hosted by UCL, our partner for the London Awards, saw the children’s designs displayed in the hallowed north and south cloisters; stomping ground of the world renowned and Nobel prize winning. The exhibition was celebrated with a glittering awards event with presentations by Geoff Baker, Vice President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Jane Butler, UCL Faculty of Engineering Sciences and Professor Mark Miodownik who delighted the audience with a vision of the future of engineering as pooing robotic birds (I kid you not!)
The celebration of the winners, who had all wowed the judges with their responses to the question,
‘If you were an engineer in London, what would you do?’ ranged from an incredible special walking stick device for the blind from our youngest winner to a portable refrigerated pouch for keeping medicine in to insect inspired micro-drones to search for life in earthquakes. The breadth and wealth of engineering creativity was inspirational.