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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

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Energy Quest Scotland

Energy Quest is a free workshop for students designed to unlock their inner engineer as they explore sustainable energy sources.

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

Big Bang Digital

Redefine the future with Big Bang Digital, a 3-day event packed full of inspiring and interactive sessions on the theme of building a brighter and greener future using STEM.

  • Ages 11 to 14
  • Online
  • 3 days
  • Free
Online

Net Zero Challenge

A project-based activity for students to help their community reach Net Zero.

  • Ages 10 to 19
  • Online
  • Flexible project work
  • Free
Online

Energy Quest England

Energy Quest is a free workshop for students designed to unlock their inner engineer as they explore sustainable energy sources.

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

The Energy Car Challenge

Right here, design and build your cars, test them in practice sessions then compete to beat the competition, turn science to GLORY.

  • Ages 8 to 19
  • In-school
  • 1 day, flexible
  • Cost applies
Online

Energy Quest Wales

Energy Quest is a free workshop for students designed to unlock their inner engineer as they explore sustainable energy sources.

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

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