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Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities

Fogg-Rogers, Laura A.; Hobbs, Catherine; Edmonds, Juliet; Lewis, F.L.


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Dr Laura Fogg Rogers
Associate Professor of Knowledge Exchange in Engineering

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Juliet Edmonds
Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education

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Dr Fay Lewis
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics


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

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015
Start Date Apr 15, 2015
End Date Apr 15, 2015
Publication Date Apr 15, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords engineering, public engagement, primary schools, outreach
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015


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