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Royal Academy of Engineering PE Award

Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Award

We are delighted to announce our recent success with the RAEng Ingenious awards scheme, which provides funding for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering. Ingenious has funded over 200 projects to date, providing opportunities for over 5,000 engineers to take part in public engagement activities, to gain skills in communication and to bring engineering to the very centre of society.

We are using the award to create and deliver two special engineering radio programmes in partnership with community radio stations in Northern Ireland and Glasgow to engage young people and the general public from deprived areas that are un-engaged or poorly exposed to science and engineering  Our PIADS doctoral researchers are having great fun will creating innovative programmes to demonstrate the importance of science and engineering with everyday life, to raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering amongst people of all ages and backgrounds.  Importantly, they hope to break down the  ‘geeky’ scientist stereotype by showcasing their outside interests. More than just scientists, the diverse students hail locally (from Glasgow, Belfast) and internationally; their talents include hockey, horse-riding, paintballing and traditional music (musical performances will break up the discussion topic segments).  The shows will be promoted and broadcast to the local communities and education institutes during October and November 2018.  

A few pictures of the CDT students at the radio station