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PrimE PrimE | Issue 1 | July 2013

NATIONAL WINNERS

National Winners of 2013 are announced!

Scottish ing Engineer eaders Special L 13 Award 20

OPEN FOR! ENTRIES

WINNERS OF THE 2013 REGIONAL FINALS ANNOUNCED p 12

PRIMARY ENGINEER HEADS TO THE NORTH EAST p10


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REGIONAL FINALS 2013

Winner of the 2013 Regional Finals are announced!

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WINNERS OF THE 2013 REGIONAL FINALS ANNOUNCED p 12

PRIMARY ENGINEER HEADS TO THE NORTH EAST p 10

Welcome to our very first issue of PrimE! We are delighted to bring you the latest in the world of Primary Engineer and the Leaders Award. If you would like to learn a little more about what we do, please don’t hesitate to email us or call us on 01204 465561. Enjoy!

THE TEAM

COURSES & INFORMATION Maria Lister

THE LEADERS AWARD Susan Loxley

MARKETING & DESIGN Susan Scurlock Chief Executive Primary Engineer Programmes

Contents 4- 5

Leaders Award Interviews Which STEM professionals have been interviewed for the Leaders Award this year?

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ONLINE WEBSITE primaryengineer.com leadersaward.com

Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award If you could be an engineer in Scotland, what would you do?

TWITTER

Primary Engineer goes to the North East

@primaryengineer

The EEF have worked with local companies and schools to build an engineering curriculum.

@Leadersaward

Regional Finals

FACEBOOK

Regional Finals are a huge success!

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Rachel Benyon

National Champions

Primary Engineer Leaders Award

Who are the National Champions of 2013?

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Training Courses 2012-2013 Previous and upcoming training events.

Opportunities 18

If you’re a teacher or student, we may just have the opportunity for you.

Thank you 19

Thank you to all of our supporters. PrimE ISSUE 1 JUNE 2013

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Interviews

Leaders Award for STEM

ROCKET ENGINEER DANIEL JUBB INTERVIEWED FOR THE LEADERS AWARD

ROCKET ENGINEER INTERVIEWED FOR THE LEADERS AWARD arcus was one of the first pupils to engage with the Leaders Award for STEM, and his first interview with Daniel Jubb was over 3 years ago when Leaders Award for STEM first launched.

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Marcus and Daniel met up again at the Primary Engineer offices and conducted a second interview. Daniel is one of the worlds leading rocket scientists, and is invloved in the BLOODHOUND SSC project.

STUDENTS MEET PRESIDENT OF THE IMechE

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ight pupils from Links Primary School were invited to meet and interview Professor Isobel Pollock, President of the IMechE, at the institutions headquarters in London. Students spent an hour asking Isobel questions, received a goody bag, got her autograph and had their photo’s taken with her!

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ELLIOT CARMEN (FAR LEFT) INTERVIEWED BY STUDENTS

STUDENTS MEET LIGHTING DIRECTOR AT BBC NORTH

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tudents from Smithills High School got to spend the day with Elliot Carmen, Lighting Director/ Designer and Cameraman at BBC North, Media City. Student Adam Barlow, has an interest in lighting for school productions and wanted to find out how it was done professionally!

The day kicked off with a tour of the studios – Sports, Breakfast and North West Tonight. Students also got their own 15 minutes of fame when they were put in front of the weather report camera! They were then given the opportunity to interview Elliot, asking him a list of pre-prepared questions!

CHI ONWURAH VISITS MONKSEATON PRIMARY

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hi onwurah, MP for Newcastle upon Tyne Central visits Monkseaton Primary School in Tyne and Wear. Students got the chance to spend time with her and asked questions they had prepared.

Chi studied at Imperial College London in 1987 and gained a degree in Electrical Engineering. She worked in hardware and software development, product management, market development and strategy for a variety of companies in many countries including Britain, France, the US, Nigeria and Denmark. Prior to becoming an MP she was Head of Telecoms Technology at OFCOM. PrimE ISSUE 1 JUNE 2013

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If you could be an engineer in Scotland, what would you do? With over 1,600 entries, 68 schools and 120 engineers, the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award was a huge success! We challenged primary school pupils in Scotland to research and interview inspiring engineers! From giraffe boats to disco braces, the entries were fantastic, and after much consideration, we finally chose 10 winners and shortlisted 155! After the winners were informed, we held an awards ceremony in the Barony Hall at the University of Strathclyde on December 14th, where all their work was displayed. The exhibiton was also open to the public for the rest of the weekend.

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We will be running the Scottish Engineering Special Leaders Award again this year, and this time it is open to Primary and Secondary schools! The award is a great opportunity to engage pupils with real engineers who will convey the importance of STEM in their daily working lives. Schools will be able to develop relationships with industry, both local and worldwide, giving pupils a unique perspective of professions and their significance in the wider world. The winners will be announced on 3rd December 2013 and their work, along with the shortlisted entries, will be put up on display again – details to be confirmed. Interested? Visit our website for further information.


Good to see interest shown by the kids in engineering. Hope it helps Scotland produce more engineers we badly need. C. Standerwick Sales Director, Blantyre Castings SCOTTISH ENGINEERING SPECIAL LEADERS AWARD


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Primary Engineer goes to the North East

In 2013, Primary Engineer was invited by the EEF Manufacturing Organisation to work with local companies and schools to build an engineering curriculum in local schools. Companies have funded 33 schools in the North East, and have also provided engineers to volunteer to help out. The companies include Ford Aerospace, Nissan, Siemens, RollsRoyce, Pearson Engineering, Port of Tyne, Quick Hydraulics, SONE Products and Katmex Ltd. Northumbria University students have expressed an interest in suporting the initiative. From the 33 schools, 42 teachers attended training days, 35 engineers have been linked to the schools and over 2259 pupils now have a practical understanding and appreciation of engineering.

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North East Special Leaders Award Alongside the Primary Engineer training courses, the Leaders Award for STEM is also running its very own Special Award for the North East, which is open to both primary and secondary schools. Pupils are asked to interpret the question ‘If I could be an engineer in the North East, what would I do?�. Find out more here.

Check out our free resources now!

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CENTRAL ENGLAND FINAL AT ASTON UNIVERSITY ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Regional Champions Throughout 2013, Primary Engineer ran Regional Finals all over the UK: one in Scotland, and three in Northern, Central and Southern England, at which students were crowned champions of their region! From March to June 2013, Primary Engineer ran four Regional events all over the UK, where winning students from the County Finals competed against one another to become overall winner of their region. Alongside the students were teachers, parents and engineers, who were acting as judges on the day.

Colin Wheeler at the Southern England Final

Becky Broadbent, a freelance STEM communicator, consultant, tutor and engineering education PhD student at Aston University, who came along to the Central England Final, says ‘I was very impressed by the enthusiasm and thoughtfulness of the students I spoke to as well as the engineering knowledge they had gained from the activity. It was great to see core engineering skills such as teamwork, problem solving and a positive attitude towards things not going as expected being displayed’. Thank you to all students who took part and congratulations to all the winners of 2013!

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Practical tests at the Northern England Final


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Apprentice Level 1 Ethan Caswell & Felix Cuerden

Apprentice Level 1 Faye Semley & Luke Dimanna

Apprentice Level 2 Jack Watts & James Furnell

Apprentice Level 2 Macy Cooke & Thomas Cross

Engineer Level 1 Scott Taylor

Engineer Level 1 Niall Goy & Harrison Bennett

Engineer Level 2 Daniel Oliver & Sam Anderson Central England Apprentice Level 1 Ayotoni Ishola & Cian Smith Apprentice Level 2 Aleesha Coulson & Theo Quaye

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Southern Scotland Apprentice Level 2 Sienna Cairns & Lucy Paterson Engineer Level 1 Sam Mackay & Sam Rae

Engineer Level 1 Julia Okonienrska & Hubert Balos

Southern Scotland Final 1st Place Engineer Level 1

Want to see more photographs from the Regional Finals? Find them here. PrimE ISSUE 1 JUNE 2013

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National Champions! Selected from a fantastic range of Regional winners, we are delighted to announce this years National Champions: one team from each level in the competition. A very well done to all!

Apprentice Level 1 Barnburgh Primary School

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Faye Semley & Luke DiManna

Engineer Level 1 Links Primary School

Doonfoot Primary School

Sienna Cairns & Lucy Paterson

The Queen

Julia Okonienrska & Maciek Baranonski

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Engineer Level 2 The Redeemer Primary School

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Daniel Oliver & Sam Anderson

Further details and photographs abut the winning teams coming soon – keep your eyes peeled for them in the next issue!


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Teacher Training Courses

Since September last year, Primary Enigneer have ran various training courses all over the UK—from Aberdeen down to Bristol! We plan to run even more this year and you can register for them now! See dates on the opposite page, or visit our website for more information.

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Opportunities If you’re a teacher or student, we may just have the opportunity for you >

IET FARADAY CHALLENGE DAY Free STEM Activity days in your school or college – apply now to host an IET Faraday Challenge Day! The Faraday Challenge Days are one day activities, designed for six teams of six students aged 12-13 years, delivered in your school by the IET. They give students the opportunity to research, design and build prototype solutions to genuinely tough engineering problems. There will be 45 in-school Faraday Challenge Days. Find out more >

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RANGE ROVER EVOQUE WISE SCHOLARSHIP Jaguar Land Rover and WISE have got together to encourage more girls to consider engineering careers by offering this scholarship – £1000 per year for 3 years – towards the cost of studying the subject. This is a fantastic opportunity for young women considering a future in engineering to kickstart their training and career. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2013. Find out more >


Thank you Thank you to all of our supporters.

Scotland

North East

From all of us at Primary Engineer and the Leaders Award – thank you for your support and we hope you have a fantastic summer! Watch out for the next issue of PrimE in the next academic year! PrimE ISSUE 1 JUNE 2013

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= 37 years Proof: In 1958,

Douglas Anderson was like any other 8 year old primary school pupil. In 1995 he patented the laser scanning ophthalmoscope. He is now the founder and VP of Optos – the worlds leading ophthalmoscope manufacturer. He is recognised in the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame as one of Scotland’s great engineers.

Register an expression of interest Inspire the next generation of Douglas Andersons

Find out more at www.primaryengineer.com

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