Published: 29 February 2016

Brain food

Bridges, Education

The Spaghetti Bridge Challenge is an annual competition run at Sheffield University, designed to help young people discover structural engineering. Jon Carr, Chairman of our Yorkshire Regional Group, teaches at the University. Here he discusses the competition and how it helps inspire potential young engineers.


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Published: 13 July 2015

Green Building in Sri Lanka

Education, Other Awards

Ian Hamilton, 30, has worked in engineering since 2007, and has been a member of the Institution since 2013. He was one of the joint winners of our Educational Trust’s Pai Lin Li Travel Award, which funds young structural engineers on research trips outside their home nations. Here he talks about his work, and what the prize meant for his career.

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Published: 18 June 2015

Inspiring future engineers in Devon and Cornwall

Education, Shelters

M. Khurram Wadee is Past Chairman of our Devon & Cornwall Regional Group. Here he talks us through the recent school engineering competition the Group organised, bringing the wonder of engineering alive for a new generation of local children.

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Published: 05 May 2015

Scotland's model engineers


The Scotland Regional Group held a Student Model Competition on 1 April at Heriot-Watt University. Institution Fellow, David Millar, talks us through the event.

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Published: 18 February 2015

The future of Caribbean design

Careers, Education

The Institution’s Caribbean Regional Group held its 7th Annual Secondary Schools Design Competition on 31 January at The University of West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad. Savitree Singh and Tiffani de Verteuil, both Graduate Members of the Institution, helped out at the event. Here they talk us through the Competition and explain why they volunteer.

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