What is the Year of Engineering?
Watch this short video to see the opportunities in engineering and how you can participate in the year long programme of events. A career in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative. Yet there is a big shortage of young people that think it could be a job for them. Over the course of 2018, we want to shake-up people’s ideas about engineering, inspiring the next generation of innovators, inventors and problem solvers by showing them what engineers actually do.
This year's IOP Technical Careers Fair will take place on Friday 9th November 2018 from 10am to 2pm in The Student Zone, North West Regional College, Strand Road, Derry/Londonderry. Registration will open in September on the IOP Conferences website. Last year's fair was widely welcomed for its clear advice to [...]
Armagh Planetarium took part in Engineering Open House Day on Friday 3rd August with their very own Rocket Launch Challenge. The Planetarium hosted families and school groups for a one day special workshop demonstrating Isaac Newton’s Third Law of Motion - ‘For every action there is an equal and opposite [...]
The Ulster Society of Student Engineers (USSE) was recently named the winner of the 'Best New Society Award' at the 2018 National Societies Awards ceremony, held in Cardiff. Looking at their groaning trophy cabinet it's clear to see they have been busy! Dr Patrick Porter shows off the awards from [...]
Careers in STEM
We commissioned a number of videos from Smart Video to illustrate the variety and excitement that a career in Engineering has to offer. By choosing to study STEM subjects you can open up a world of opportunity.
Featured Video – Lyn Weir
Lyn is a Digital Content Editor for Chain Reaction. She studied Product Design and her job involves creating highly shareable content for social media channels. She says “A STEM career lets you broaden your horizons, see new things and challenge yourself and the world around you!”