We're delighted to receive another grant from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), supporting us to extend the Internet of Curious Things programme into more schools during 2019.
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) aims to engage young people aged 5-19 in learning about engineering and to develop the professional skills of those involved in supporting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) learning and careers awareness.
Peter Finegold, Head of Education and Skills at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, said:
“The Internet of Curious Things project is a fantastic example of the kind of projects the EEGS scheme aims to promote. The UK is facing a critical engineering skills shortage and showing young people how creative and exciting engineering can be is a key way of inspiring the engineers of tomorrow.”
David Lakin, Head of Education at the Institution of Engineering and Technology, said:
“In order to tackle the engineering skills gap we need more graduates and apprentices to enter the profession, and this can only happen if more school-age children – girls as well as boys – are attracted to, and choose to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
The IET is investing considerable resource in EEGS to support vital projects like The Internet of Curious Things, which highlight the exciting, creative and rewarding world of engineering careers to young people.”
If you'd like to find out more about the new programme, and see how we can work together to 'inspire an engineer', REGISTER YOUR INTEREST ON THIS LINK.
In the meantime, here's some feedback from some of the young people that engineered new solutions this year:
The Engineering Education Grant Scheme (EEGS) provides support for UK based educational projects that increase engineering knowledge in young people.
We're grateful to the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in supporting us to collaborate with more schools and teachers next year.