Outreach

Gadget Show Live

It’s been a busy few days for CUER but we’re now settled in at the NEC in Birmingham and having a great time. We first arrived on Monday night and moved Resolution into our exhibition space before checking into our … Continue reading

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At Our Fingertips

In these posts so far, the focus has been on two closely-related issues: the importance of children being able to make the connection between design/tinkering play and engineering careers; and the importance of an accurate and appealing picture of engineering … Continue reading

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Playing the Lottery

Tell children about engineering. Can it really be that simple? Many of us, like Stephen and K, were steered towards engineering by teachers and mentors who recognised potential. Others, like Douglas, Aleksi and Graeham, came to the decision independently because … Continue reading

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Building Engineers

This September, Professor Dame Ann Dowling – head of our Engineering Department – will become the first female president of the Royal Academy of Engineering. She took pains to point out that, despite this landmark advance, women in our profession are … Continue reading

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Matchtech Primary School Visit

On Monday, Sean Mulholland and I made the 300 mile round trip to Boundary Oak School in Fareham, supported by our sponsors Matchtech. The long queues round the M25 were a far cry from the bicycle lanes of Cambridge, and … Continue reading

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Darwin Days 3: Kormilda Kids

While keeping ourselves busy preparing Resolution for racing next month, we thought it would be both a great break and an excellent opportunity to meet with new people by organising some Aussie outreach. Our usual school or business visits back … Continue reading

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Darwin Days – Induction, Initiation and Innovation

14,000 kilometres (or 8,600 miles), 15 team members and a 20C daytime temperature change later and our car Resolution has finally touched down to join us in Darwin, Australia. Our first week Down Under has been a crucial time to … Continue reading

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A Day Trip To London

It’s been a month since graduating but I’ve only just returned home having decided to work instead on our car, Resolution, during my free time – actually working longer hours than I ever did on my degree! Even now, though, … Continue reading

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Women in Engineering – Experience is Everything

This is the third in a series of posts by some of the women in CUER, writing about how they came to study engineering, what their experiences have been and how we can encourage more girls to pursue science, engineering, … Continue reading

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Women in Engineering- Times of Change

This is the second in a series of posts by some of the women in CUER, writing about how they came to study engineering, what their experiences have been and how we can encourage more girls to pursue science, engineering, … Continue reading

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