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Engineering to save the planet

Could your students find future energy solutions? Can robots save the environment? This collection is for you to inspire your students to solve the grand challenges with the marvels of engineering.

 

Inspire your students to solve the grand challenges...

 

The modern world is facing increasing challenges from the climate emergency to huge biodiversity loss. We need the engineers of tomorrow to innovate and create solutions to save the world from a high-risk future.

This collection will help your students understand how engineering can make a positive impact on the environment and to inspire young people to think about how they could create a sustainable future.
Take a look through the inspirational environmentally-themed experiences and careers resources below!

Experiences

Online

TeenTech City of Tomorrow

TeenTech City of Tomorrow challenges young people to design the 'safer, smarter, kinder' city of the future.

  • Ages 8 to 13
  • Online
  • Flexible
  • Free
Project

Big Ideas programme

We need 'Big Ideas' to solve big sustainability issues, and we believe that young people, supported by industry mentors, can create those solutions.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • In-school
  • 1 day + project work
  • Cost may apply
Online

Energy Quest Online

Energy Quest Online encourages young people to find out about sustainable energy and related engineering careers.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 2 hours +
  • Free
Workshop

Northern Aspirations

Explore the STEM skills of the North’s greatest engineers and solve real-world problems with sustainable development.

  • Ages 6 to 19
  • In-school
  • Up to 1.5 hours
  • Free
Project

Climate Smarter

Climate Smarter is YESC’s latest topical STEM project in partnership with Vattenfall and Wood.

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • In-school
  • 8 x 1 hour sessions and a 1 day showcase
  • Cost may apply
Online

EEP Robotics Challenge

Teams can build, program and control their LEGO® robots and present an engineering-focused environmentally-themed research project via online sessions and competition. 

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 12 hours +
  • Free
Project

Knots to Watts

A challenge to build a floating wind turbine!

  • Ages 8 to 15
  • In-school
  • 1 competition day + project work
  • Cost may apply

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