Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal

Primary Engineer
MacRobert Medal

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Primary Engineer
MacRobert Medal

Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal

Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal

The Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal celebrates the innovation, public engagement, and industry links of the ProtoTeams who have built pupils’ ideas for the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ national Leaders Award competition.

The aim of the Primary Engineer MacRobert Medals is to recognise the connection between the ideas that young people between the ages of 3 and 19 submit to the competition and those which are chosen to be built by engineers and students in our partner university’s ProtoTeams.

Primary Engineer and The MacRobert Trust is a collaboration between both Primary Engineer and the MacRobert Trust to recognise and celebrate the innovation young people can inspire in engineers #EngineersInTheMaking. The medal is supported by the WEIR Group and the RAF Charitable Trust.

The Primary Engineer MacRobert Medals will be presented annually, with this year’s winners being announced live at COP26 on the 7th November. A special episode of the ‘If you were an engineer…’Podcast will be available at noon on the 7thNovember to give voice to the winners.

The Judging

The Leaders Award, ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ ProtoTeams’ builds have been judged by a panel of engineers and industry leaders who have selected and awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

The year’s judges:

John Perkins CBE, Panel Chair

Jon Stanton, Chief Executive Officer WEIR Group 

Phil Osborn CBE, Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Chair

Kamini Edgley, Director of Engineering and Asset Management Network Rail

Nike Folayan MBE,  Chair AFBE & Technical Director WSP

Sir Stephen Hillier GCB, Civil Aviation Authority Chair 

Dr Becky McCormick,  Trustee The MacRobert Trust

Charles Stevenson, General Manager JCB

Primary Engineer and The MacRobert Trust is a collaboration between both Primary Engineer and the MacRobert Trust to recognise and celebrate the innovation young people can inspire in engineers #EngineersInTheMaking. The medal is supported by the WEIR Group and the RAF Charitable Trust.

The Primary Engineer MacRobert Medals will be presented annually, with this year’s winners being announced live at COP26 on the 7th November. A special episode of the ‘If you were an engineer…’ Podcast will be available at noon on the 7thNovember to give voice to the winners.

The Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal will be presented annually, with this year’s winners being announced at COP26 on the 7th November.

The Judging

The Leaders Award, ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ ProtoTeams’ builds have been judged by a panel of engineers and industry leaders who have selected and awarded the Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.

The year’s judges:

John Perkins CBE, Panel Chair

Jon Stanton, Chief Executive Officer WEIR Group 

Phil Osborn CBE, Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Chair

Kamini Edgley, Director of Engineering and Asset Management Network Rail

Nike Folayan MBE,  Chair AFBE & Technical Director WSP

Sir Stephen Hillier GCB, Civil Aviation Authority Chair 

Dr Becky McCormick,  Trustee The MacRobert Trust

Charles Stevenson, General Manager JCB

The Primary Engineer MacRobert Medals
announced at COP26

THE AWARD

University ProtoTeams submit a report detailing the innovation, the challenges, the public engagement and details of any industry mentoring during the build process which are then assessed by the panel.

Multiple medals are awarded at the discretion of the panel to the University, ProtoTeam Members, the school the pupil designer attended at the time the idea was submitted and the individual designer themselves.

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Winners 2021

Six young people from across the UK have been recognised as leading creative problem solvers in engineering innovation following the announcement of the inaugural Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal winners at COP26.

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PODCAST SPECIAL

If you were an engineer what would you do? The Podcast series for this year finishes with a special edition dedicated to the Primary Engineer MacRobert Medal with exclusive interviews with the winners of the award.