Highlights: May 2016

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InterviewINTERVIEW WITH JUERGEN MAIER CEO OF SIEMENS

On Friday the 13th May pupils from Valley Gardens Middle School and St Cuthbert’s Boys High School interviewed Juergen Maier CEO of Siemens at the Power Generation Services Wind Power centre in Newcastle upon Tyne. The interview was to launch the North East Special Leaders Award supported by the REECE Foundation where pupils are asked to interview engineers and then create a solution to a problem they have perceived. Many thanks to all at Seimens including Juergen for making this happen!

 

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 rogers knight ROGERS KNIGHT AWARD

Rogers Knight Award for Inspirational Engineers – along with our friends at the British Compressed Air Society (BCAS) we are launching an award for teachers and pupils to nominate their engineer as an inspiration. The Award will be presented at the BCAS Ball at the Savoy Hotel in London and will include tickets for two for both the teacher and the engineer and will include an overnight stay. Entries need to be in by 18th July.

 

 

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 women in engineering courseWOMEN IN ENGINEERING - FREE THREE-DAY CAREER ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME

Applications for Career Enhancement Programme 2016 are now open. Jointly
organised by Equate Scotland and City of Glasgow College, the programme is a free three-day course aimed at women working in the engineering sector. Feedback from previous years’ participants has been overwhelmingly positive, so we’re really excited about delivering the programme again to another cohort of female engineers.

 

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 Marbel runWEIR GROUPS’ PRIMARY ENGINEER® MARBLE RUN CHALLENGE!

When Jim McHarg, Group Head of Learning from WEIR Group approached us to run a short activity for a group of twenty four children aged between eight and seventeen as part of their ‘Bring Your Children To Work Day’ at their new flagship head offices in Glasgow, we jumped at the chance. The question was, ‘What to do with a group of children for twenty minutes to engage them in an engineering challenge?’ The answer? The Marble Run Challenge!

 

 

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square btothef 6 THINGS I’D TELL MY PRIMARY SCHOOL SELF

The Engineering Professors’ Council and the Incorporation of Hammermen of
Glasgow 20th Anniversary Award winner, 2016. This essay prize has been awarded to Jon Runyon BSME PhD Candidate Cardiff University Gas Turbine Research Centre, read his views looking back to where his future began!

 

 

 

 

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 renfrewshire celebrationRENFREWSHIRE CELEBRATIONS

The Advanced Forming Research Centre was an inspirational venue for the Renfrewshire Celebration Event! Awards were presented by the AFRC Chairman Steven Halliday from Rolls Royce whilst the rest of the board applauded alongside teachers, pupils, engineers and the guys in shiny suits! If you would like to help at any of our events please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - shiny suits not included!

 

 

 

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 star reporterWATCH OUR STAR REPORTER

The Renfrewshire Primary Engineer Celebration Event identified a P1 Star – not anastronomical term but a pupil from Bishopton Primary School who gave an irresistible piece to camera. If you have a star reporter you would like to send us contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

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 SLASPECIAL LEADERS AWARD UPDATE

The Special Leaders Awards are in full swing!. The Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award deadline for entries has now passed and the difficult process of judging the shortlisted entries begins. The London Special Leaders Award competition closes on Thursday 12th May, so get those ideas in. Bringing the year to a close is the newly launched North East Special Leaders Award! So lots to invent!

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 CELEBRATIONS AND TRAININGTRAINING AND CELEBRATIONS

The Celebration season has started in earnest and the Primary Engineer Events team are bracing themselves for a very busy May. We kicked off in Hampshire at Alton Convent school and the second early celebration event took place at Rolls Royce in Derby. If you have time on your hands and you would like to join in the fun of judging please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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Our Vision and Key Programmes

Primary Engineer is a not-for-profit organisation established in 2005. Our aim is to encourage young people to consider careers in STEM related professions.

We believe that Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics are key subjects in securing positive opportunities and career paths for future generations, and that this begins in Primary school.

'STEM by stealth' was coined by a teacher after attending a Primary Engineer course. It summarises our work exactly: practically applying Mathematics and Science to design and make activities, leaving both children and teachers inspired. Our work is supported by industry, education and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Our Vision
Our vision is that children, both girls and boys, will aspire to become designers and makers from a very early age. The engineers of the future.

What do Primary Engineer offer?
We offer Primary schools a way to deliver practical Mathematics and Science to Design Technology activities. The class projects are aimed at each year group, mapped to the curriculum, and designed to inspire and enthuse. Programmes include teacher training, interactive and paper-based resources, and regional and national competitions. All projects are linked to practicing engineers to provide a real-world context to the project. Find out more

Celebration Events

East Ayrshire Celebration 05.06.2016 09:00 Days

The Scottish Energy Association have partnered Primary Engineer

 

The Scottish Energy Association have partnered Primary Engineer to inspire children with engineering and towards engineering careers. Chief Executive, Hector Grant praised the Primary Engineer programmes for “firing the imagination of our future workforce”. Mr Grant continued by saying, “The Scottish Energy Association is delighted to support Primary Engineer with it’s school programmes. We know that as a country we are struggling to ensure that we have enough people to fill the roles within the STEM categories and our members across the energy supply chain are also finding it difficult to fill professional roles particularly in engineering. The Primary Engineer programmes work to inspire interest in STEM subjects has to be applauded” Find out more!

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