The Children as Engineers project is an innovative new way to enrich undergraduate education as well as giving primary school children the experience of being an engineer. Undergraduate student engineers worked closely with student teachers to design and create exciting engineering activities for primary schools across Bristol. The paired peer mentors were inspired by the EU ENGINEER project materials, to respectively improve their public engagement skills and engineering subject knowledge for their future careers. This presentation will discuss the results from the project and the prospects for it to be rolled out nationally.
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Hobbs, C., Edmonds, J., & Lewis, F. (2015, April). Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities. Paper presented at Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015, Salford