The main themes of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be achieving net zero and how engineering can contribute to tackling climate change. The event will coincide with international climate change conference COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting from 1-12 November 2021.
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is an annual, week-long celebration of engineering for young people, run by EngineeringUK. The event highlights the range of creative, exciting, problem-solving careers there are in engineering. It also aims to spark ideas in young people about how they could tackle both global and local challenges in the future.
It is clear that engineers and engineering will be crucial to helping the UK achieve its ambitions of reaching net zero, and Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be an opportunity for engineers, employers, schools, colleges, universities and professional engineering institutions to showcase how engineers can make the world a better place.
Dr Hilary Leevers, Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, 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.”
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will take place 8-12 November- visit the Tomorrow’s Engineers website for more information and to stay up to date with #TEWeek21 plans.