Keep Calm! I’m an Engineer

We absolutely love working on new and exciting projects that allow us to take science and engineering to new audiences. “Keep Calm! I’m an Engineer” is our newest workshop and is allowing us to do just that! 

“Keep Calm! I’m an Engineer!”

Through a Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious Award we have created a brand new engineering workshop called “Keep Calm! I’m and Engineer!”


The workshop is designed with deaf audiences in mind and will be delivered in deaf units and to deaf audiences at festivals across the UK in the Spring of 2018.

“Keep Calm! I’m an Engineer!” is based the popular science book “The Knowledge. How to rebuild the world from scratch” by Professor Lewis Dartnell. This book explores a post-apocalyptic world where the lucky survivors are forced to return to fundamental principles of science and engineering to rebuild civilization.



Designing the workshop

Designing this workshop has been a collaborative process between science made simple, a team of engineers and several consultants from the deaf community.

We have been working with 9 inspirational engineers to help us develop the engaging activities that the workshop will include. At the same time we have been speaking to teachers and deaf consultants to find out exactly what we can do to ensure that participants get the most out of the workshop.

Our aim is to create a dynamic and exciting deaf friendly workshop where participants need to be resourceful, think critically and hone their problem-solving skills as they try to find solutions to the challenges that survivors might face in a post-apocalyptic world.

The final workshop will be delivered to 6 secondary schools with deaf units, and 3 UK festivals later this year.

How can I get involved?

If you are a school teacher or festival organiser interested in Keep Calm! I’m an Engineer!, or a British Sign Language Interpreter keen to work with us on this project please email


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