There are lots of ways you can help make our project a success.
We have 20 engineers and a fantastic selection of creative arts professionals. However, if you have ideas about creative ways to promote engineering (e.g. through dance, circus, drama, music, gaming developer etc) please contact us to discuss how we can work together.
We're also looking for teachers to support our engineers in resource development and children to help test the ideas and activities. If your school or nursery would like to get involved contact us.
Finally, we are launching some initial project surveys exploring perceptions of engineers. See below for more information or use the links here to go directly to the surveys.
ENGINEERS: click here to take survey
TEACHERS: click here to take survey
PARENTS/CARERS: click here to take survey
SURVEYS – FOR ENGINEERS, TEACHERS AND FAMILIES
We want to portray a more accurate representation of engineers and engineering to the young children taking part in our project. Previous work engaging young children with STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) in general has focused on characteristics shared by the STEM professionals that children could identify with, e.g. inquisitive, tenacious, team-player etc, and this allowed them to develop less stereotypical views of scientists, e.g. using these characteristics rather than things children typically say to describe scientists, like have crazy hair, are nerdy etc.
We would like to take a similar approach with engineering but there isn’t all that much literature about how engineers see themselves and so we’ve developed a quick questionnaire to find out a bit more about engineers view engineering, their own personal characteristics and their career motivations. We'll contrast that data with the views of parents/carers and teachers to help identify areas our project should focus on.
ENGINEERS: click here to take part
TEACHERS: click here to take part
PARENTS/CARERS: click here to take part
Survey participants can select to be entered into a prize draw for £10 Amazon vouchers