Engineering Education in the Community

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Engaging Students with Engineering Activities

This article is based on an educational project led by educators from the local community of Hilltown and Stobswell.

The project gathered educators, teachers and local organisations to discuss and promote engineering and technology resources and activities with young people

A website was created to promote the work:

The focus was on creating inclusive approaches to engineering and technology.

The working group developed the following resources and activities:

Makerspaces: designing and creating workbenches for practical activities, sourcing tools and materials

Electronic devices: learning to use microcontrollers, sensors and motors, programming and assembling devices. See specific resources below

Robot with microbits and servo motors

Air quality monitoring station: a station involving laser cutting, programming raspberry pico, assembly electronic devices, data logging and local community discussion about air pollution


3D printing: sourcing and assembling 3D printers for each local school, sharing 3D printing expertise with the local community