UK HM Government announces 2018 as Year of Engineering

The Government has announced a national campaign, aimed at young people aged 7-16, to increase their awareness and understanding of what engineers do.

Year of EngineeringThe UK Space Agency will be providing £210,000 of funding across seven specialist projects focusing on activities such as developing curriculum-based resources to encourage young people to consider a career in the space industry, and analysing key earth observation data relating to the North and South Pole.  These projects build on the success of a previous education programme supported by the Agency which was linked to Tim Peake’s Principia mission to the International Space Station.

The Agency is also funding a programme of interactive activities in science and discovery centres across the UK, designed to introduce young children and their families to the work of engineers and scientists engaged in some of Britain’s most exciting space missions, including the ExoMars mission that will carry a UK-built rover to Mars in 2019.

The Year of Engineering launches in January 2018. For more information visit the Year of Engineering partner website or follow the Year of Engineering campaign on Twitter.

Published on 01 December 2017