Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious public engagement awards now open (Deadline: Mon 18 Sept)

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious public engagement awards are now open for applications. The deadline for applications is Monday 18 September at 4pm.

Ingenious is an awards scheme for projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering and aims to

  • Inspire creative public engagement with engineering projects
  • Motivate engineers to share their stories, passion and expertise with wider audiences and develop their communication and engagement skills
  • Raise awareness of the diversity, nature and impact of engineering amongst people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Provide opportunities for engineers to engage with members of the public from groups currently underrepresented in engineering

Funding is available from £3,000 to £30,000.

The awards prioritise projects that reach diverse and underrepresented audiences including communities in the top 25% most deprived neighbourhoods in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and that engage with engineers and publics of different genders, ages and ethnic backgrounds.

Find out more on our website www.raeng.org.uk/ingenious

 

Public Engagement training for engineers: Bath, 30 October

Burgers & Bioreactors – public engagement training for engineers: Bath, 30 October

The University of Bath is running a training event for engineers who want to develop skills in public engagement.

The goal of this day-long (9.30 – 17.30) workshop is to provide you with a platform to question and discuss the wider social, ethical and aesthetic implications of your work.To register for this event, contact Amy Phillips.

To elicit this, the case study of in-vitro meat will be used. You will explore the obstacles and opportunities as in-vitro meat moves from the R&D lab to the dinner plate. How will interactions between logistics, engineering and society shape the public acceptability of cultured meat?