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I'm an Engineer, Stay at home

I’m an Engineer, Stay at home helps classes and youth groups connect with engineers, their teachers and each other during school closures.

I'm an Engineer, Stay at home

The Lowdown

I’m an Engineer is an online activity where school students connect with real engineers. It’s a competition between engineers, where students are the judges.

Students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online live chats. They ask the engineers anything they'd like to know about their project, and vote for their favourite engineer to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.

It’s online. It’s interactive. Your whole class can join in. It helps students find new perspectives and new careers, it supports the Science Capital Teaching Approach and taking part increases students’ Science Capital.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Gatsby benchmark hitter

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

Subjects

  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths

Topics

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Design/Art/Fashion
  • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
  • Energy/Environment
  • Entertainment
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Materials/Products/Manufacturing
  • Medicine/Healthcare
  • Space/Aerospace Engineering
  • Sport/Fitness
  • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering/Systems/Processes
  • Transport

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Creativity - the use of imagination and the generation of new ideas.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

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