Role models for science are vital to showcase different career pathways to children and help them visualise themselves as a scientist.
It’s not yet clear when science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) ambassadors are going to be allowed back into schools to speak to children face-to-face, and so, like so much else in the past few months, role modelling has moved online.
Over the summer, Curiosity Connections commissioned engineering students, staff and alumni at the University of the West of England (UWE) Bristol to make their own home-videos to inspire children. Why not use the following short videos to give your students a glimpse of what it means to be an engineer?
(There’s a short description for each video, so have a browse and start with one that tickles your fancy!)
Listen to Aerospace Engineer Hannah Gray talk about school and what led her to into engineering
Maryam Lamere raves about her project on pee-powered electricity!
Thomas Brown took a slightly alternative route to university – completing an apprenticeship first
Krystina Pearson-Rampeearee provides insight into her job, alongside some top tips, and why she’s excited for the future of engineering
Timothy Hampl explains how he’s using computers to design and test out aircraft components and advises kids to pursue what they love
And if those videos have merely whetted your class’ appetite, why not check out other videos of inspirational scientists on the following sites: