Calling all Engineers

Are you an Engineer interested in public engagement? Would you like bring engineering to life for new audiences?  

We are looking for 15 UK-based engineers to bring their knowledge and expertise to the table and help us develop a brand new engineering show. The show itself will be specifically designed for deaf audiences. This is part of a project funded through a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious grant.

Presenter, Zoë Gamble, performing an engineering show to a secondary school audience.


The new show will be loosely based on Professor Lewis Dartnell’s the popular science book “The Knowledge”. His book explores how humans could ‘reboot’ civilization from scratch following a hypothetical apocalypse.

At its core this book is about engineering as a process to find effective solutions to problems, and that is the message we want to build into the show.


What will I be doing?

You will receive engagement training from some of the UK’s leading science communicators. This will take place in October 2017 and will cover a range of engagement techniques and tools from presentation skills through to the effective use of props.

Science communication training being delivered by our presenter, David Price.


Show development will be conducted through an online platform. This allows discussions and idea development to take place collaboratively, without disrupting your current schedule.

The finished show will be delivered in 6 schools and at 3 festivals in Spring 2018. You will have the opportunity to come along to see the new show in action.

We would also like some of you to star in some short videos demonstrating engineering solutions. These will be published online and form part of the legacy of the project.

How do I get involved?

If you are an engineer and would like to get involved please sign up using the form below by the 29th September 2017.



Who are science made simple?

Science made simple was established in 2002 with a mission to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Since then we have reached over 500,000 people and expanded from Wales into 4 regions of the UK. We are passionate about opening up opportunities for people to enjoy science regardless of their age, gender or previous knowledge and we have won a number of awards recognising the quality of our work. We have the ‘Learning outside the classroom’ quality mark and all our presenters have enhanced DBS clearance for work with schools.

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