Engineers often mend things that aren’t broken! They look at the things we use every day and think how they can be improved. They are creative problem solvers and this is where you come in! After you have found out more about engineering by interviewing an engineer or watching some of the Primary Engineer YouTube videos, it’s time to look for ways to improve the things we use every day!
Register on the Leaders Award website and when you are ready, send in your annotated drawing and letter explaining why an engineer should build your idea. All the entries will be taken to engineers to read and then you’ll be sent back a certificate with a grade.
You can do this project at home and in the classroom, so let your teacher know! The best ideas are celebrated in exhibitions and some are even chosen to be made by university partners.
What would you do if you were an engineer? Join in at www.leadersaward.com
Check out these links for some inspiration:
Ella Podmore, Materials Engineer for luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive
Alyssa Carson, Trainee NASA Astronaut
Alan Stewart, Head of Advance Manufacturing at the Weir Group