Tomorrow’s Engineers Week to take inspiration from COP26
Posted on 21 May 2021 and read 862 times
How engineers and engineering can contribute to tackling climate change and achieving ‘net zero’ will be the main themes of the next Tomorrow’s Engineers Week
, due to be held from 8-12 November as the UK hosts the COP26
conference (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow. Tomorrow’s Engineers Week
is an opportunity for engineers, employers, schools, colleges, universities and professional engineering institutions to showcase how engineers ‘can make the world a better place’.
Hilary Leevers, EngineeringUK’s
chief executive, said: “Young people around the world have come together so powerfully to demand action over climate change. COP26 provides a timely backdrop to show the next generation how they can be part of the solution by choosing engineering careers.
Engineering will be central to generating affordable and sustainable energy and solving other global challenges that our changing climate is affecting, like providing access to clean water.
“Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an opportunity for the engineering community to work together to inspire the next generation of engineers and showcase how careers in engineering, technology, and computing are critical to tackling important issues.
“EngineeringUK is a not-for-profit organisation that works in partnership with the engineering community to inspire tomorrow’s engineers. We lead the ‘engagement programmes’ — such as The Big Bang, Robotics Challenge and Energy Quest — and help schools bring STEM to life through real-world engineering via our Neon initiative.”