UWE Robotics student Miriam Cristofoletti presents for Leaders Award for second time

Miriam Cristofoletti made such an impression when she inspired 1600 children in her Leaders Award presentation in December that she was invited back, delivering another presentation on 22nd January. Miriam, a student at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, presented to 1021 pupils from 12 primary schools across the country. She’s also made a video for the … Continue reading “UWE Robotics student Miriam Cristofoletti presents for Leaders Award for second time”

Miriam Cristofoletti reaches 1600 pupils in Leaders Award presentation

Miriam Cristofoletti from the Department of Engineering Design and Mathematics at UWE Bristol took up the challenge of presenting to over 1000 school pupils for the Leaders Award this week. “It’s OK not to have things working right the first time” Miriam, a student engineer in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, took part “mainly to inspire them, tell them never … Continue reading “Miriam Cristofoletti reaches 1600 pupils in Leaders Award presentation”

Winning Leaders Award prototype unveiled at exhibition at UWE Bristol

Last year, Hugh Sexy CE Middle School student Philippa Griffiths designed the Red Line Braking System for the Leaders Award competition, in response to the question “If you were an engineer, what would you do?” The Leaders Award sets this challenge to encourage children to identify a problem that engineering could solve, and devise a … Continue reading “Winning Leaders Award prototype unveiled at exhibition at UWE Bristol”

Children inspired engineers at the South West Leaders Award exhibition held at UWE Bristol

The winners of the 2019 Leaders Award gathered at UWE Bristol for the South West awards ceremony on Friday 14th June. The competition challenged children to answer the question: ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ by identifying a problem that engineering could solve, and devising a solution. From magnet wielding helicopters that … Continue reading “Children inspired engineers at the South West Leaders Award exhibition held at UWE Bristol”

Sarah Guppy show and women in STEM panel discussion recorded for schools

Back in November, Show of Strength‘s production about Sarah Guppy – engineer, inventor, campaigner, designer, reformer, writer, environmentalist and business woman – opened to great reviews. These included comments such as: “You won’t look at Isambard Kingdom Brunel or the Clifton Suspension Bridge in quite the same way ever again after seeing this piece.” and: … Continue reading “Sarah Guppy show and women in STEM panel discussion recorded for schools”

UWE student engineers visit Leaders Award winner’s school

A team of engineers from UWE Bristol is bringing to life one of the winning designs from last year’s Leaders Awards. Designed by Philippa Griffiths of Hugh Sexey CE Middle School in Somerset, the Red Line Braking System (RLBS) displays red lights to alert other drivers of the severity of the braking and levels of attention needed, with the aim … Continue reading “UWE student engineers visit Leaders Award winner’s school”

Leaders Award prototype team ready to visit designer’s school

Our team of engineers, including our Women Like Me engineer Katy, are busy building one of the winning designs from last year’s Leaders Award. Designed by Philippa Griffiths of Hugh Sexey CE Middle School in Somerset, the Red Line Braking System (RLBS) displays red lights to alert other drivers of the severity of the braking … Continue reading “Leaders Award prototype team ready to visit designer’s school”

First prototype complete in Leaders Award design build

A team of engineers from UWE Bristol is bringing to life one of the winning designs from last year’s Leaders Awards. Designed by Philippa Griffiths of Hugh Sexey CE Middle School in Somerset, the Red Line Braking System (RLBS) displays red lights to alert other drivers of the severity of the braking and levels of … Continue reading “First prototype complete in Leaders Award design build”

UWE student engineers promote Leaders Award at Curiosity Connections 2019

Our Curiosity Connections Conference, bringing together teachers and science communicators to discuss and progress the future of primary STEM, took place today and the packed expo featured two of the student engineers building a prototype of one of the winning designs from last year’s Leaders Award competition. UWE Bristol student engineers Miriam Cristofoletti (Bristol Robotics … Continue reading “UWE student engineers promote Leaders Award at Curiosity Connections 2019”

UWE engineering students visit Hannah More Primary School

Yesterday, our team of student engineers who are turning one of the winning 2018 Leaders Award designs into reality, Miriam Cristofoletti, Katy O’Hara Nash, Olesya Klyuchenkova and Georgina Packham, visited Hannah More Primary School in Bristol to introduce Year 1 pupils to engineering. Find out how they got on in this guest post by the team. … Continue reading “UWE engineering students visit Hannah More Primary School”