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Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities

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

Authors

Juliet Edmonds Juliet.Edmonds@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Primary Science Education

Fay Lewis Fay.Lewis@uwe.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Mathematics



Abstract

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.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Start Date Apr 15, 2015
Publication Date Apr 15, 2015
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
APA6 Citation 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
Keywords engineering, public engagement, primary schools, outreach
Related Public URLs http://epc.ac.uk/events/engineering-professors-council-annual-congress-2015/
Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015

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