Publications

Engineering Institutions as the custodians of Engineering Professions

This paper is written in a generic form and should be of interest to all engineering institutions. It is clear from the recent discussion groups that many engineers especially the young ones do not see the benefits of becoming a member of the Institute. This is not a challenge just faced by Mechanical Engineers or Marine Engineers but also by several other institutions. So it seems the first task for engineering Institutions is to set in clear terms what is the added value to a working engineer in industry, commerce and in academia for being a member of a professional institution. In doing so the Institution should define their main reason for their existence viz., what are they for, is it for their individual members and/or organisations/companies and/or non- or Governmental entities, and if for all then in each case the institution should state the main reasons for supporting each category followed by a clear statement of value added.

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A Report on Air Quality for Young People

Air quality is the condition of the air in a certain place, in an ideal world it would be completely pollution free, although in our western world and ever-increasing industrialized world clean air areas are uncommon, normally the denser the population of the given area, the worse the air quality due to resources such as transport and industry being used vastly compared to a more rural area.

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Opportunities for manufacturing,utility, engineering and other organisations

The UK’s economic future depends on enabling children to be creative, inventive and technically able to support wealth-creating activities. The Imagineering Foundation is providing valuable links between education and manufacturing across the UK and provides valuable opportunities for manufacturers and engineering organisations of all kinds – including SMEs – to invest in the engineers of the future. An independent education charity, the Foundation introduces young people to the exciting world of science, engineering and technology through fun, hands-on activities and personal involvement in weekly after-school Imagineering Clubs, aimed at 9 – 13 year olds. Pupils make a series of working engineering models from kits using simple tools while learning the engineering and science principles behind these projects and their everyday applications.

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Curriculum-linked after-school clubs for Key Stages 2 & 3

Pupils are introduced to the exciting world of engineering whilst having fun making a series of working engineering projects from kits using simple tools. They also learn the engineering and science principles behind these projects – which, when complete, they take home to share with their families and keep.

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Become a volunteer Imagineering Club tutor

Imagineering needs your enthusiasm and a little of your time to inspire the much-needed engineers of the future through fun practical activities in our weekly after-school Imagineering Clubs. By helping to run these Clubs, you will be enabling pupils, aged 9-13 years, to have fun while they are learning about the exciting world of engineering and modern technology.

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INtroducing Science in PrImary schools through Learning by DiscovEry (INSPIRE)

It is an acknowledged fact that Europe has an aging population and while Eurostat analysis shows the numbers of students graduating university with STEM qualification has remained stable across the EU in recent years (22.3% of all graduates in 2006 and 22.8% of graduates in 2012) this has not been sufficient to overcome expected shortfalls in industry in the medium to long term. The Eurostat analysis shows that in Germany for example in 2012 (arguably the leading country in terms of STEM graduates in the EU) despite nearly 30% of all graduates having a STEM qualification there was a shortage of 200,000 STEM graduates (mainly engineers) costing the economy 20 billion Euros a year. It is interesting to note that this trend is the same for the US with the added worry that the number of students who enter engineering programmes is actually projected to drop; a projection that many believe will have a negative impact on the U.S. workforce in the future (Christian D. Schunn, 2009).

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Festival of Imagineers 2015 – Evaluation Report

Building on the pilot event in 2014 Imagineer’s overarching aim for the Festival of Imagineers 2015 was to create a new model arts festival, celebrating creative ingenuity and charting the journeys of creative expeditionaries from all walks of life who innovate, invent and inspire, linking art, design and engineering, performances exhibitions and workshops in different spaces for different groups. The idea was that everyone’s journey through the festival would be different, a series of immersive experiences and surprising discoveries which collectively make up a unique Imagineering adventure.

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