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Learning through play

Have you noticed how often people hear the word ‘maths’ and pull a face, responding along the lines of “I hate maths” or “I’m no good at numbers”? But set …

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Why do we need STEM clubs?

The engineering and science industries are a vital element of the UK economy, meaning skills shortages in the STEM sectors represent a real threat to the UK’s capacity for growth. …

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It’s good to have plans in toys

Curiosity and an interest in how things work are often cited as indicators of a potential future engineer. Creativity can also be good for coming up with new ways to …

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Girls, women, autism and engineering

The public is increasingly aware of autism, but what many struggle with is an understanding that it needn’t result in the isolation of a child. Education Officer Aileen White shares …

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How do you identify a child’s engineering potential?

We often talk about the importance of inspiring the next generation of engineers while they are very young, but how do you identify young engineers and how can you capitalise …

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Engineering education should begin in primary school

A new report has again exposed the failure of the UK education system to promote engineering as a career. Issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, it found that engineering …

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