Amongst the myriad of fascinating, engaging, weird and wonderful exhibitions, displays and workshops was the Primary Engineer & Secondary Engineer Leaders Award stand where children could meet engineers, start identifying problems and design solutions in response to the question, “If you were an engineer, what would you do?”
With male and female engineers from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), our friends from Wartsila in Havant, University of Southampton PhD students and many others thanks to our friends at STEM Learning we created a ‘must-have’ destination where children could be creative, ingenious engineers. From incredible artificial trees to sense and filter smog from the air (who knew that cruise ships leave their engines running in port – one young girl did!) to special flip flops to prevent you getting sand between your toes, to an advanced home waste system complete with an app to tell you what to do! This was just the tip of the iceberg and we look forward to even more pupils registering for the Primary Engineer and Secondary Engineer Leaders Award to join the 8,000+ already registered.