Show students the positive impacts of engineering on sustainability

The DETI initiative supports I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here.

“The Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) initiative in the West of England plays an important role in driving innovation and digitally enabled recovery following the Coronavirus outbreak. DETI will work with leading companies and support industry to reduce carbon emissions by producing better products that are lighter, more fuel efficient and have less waste through undertaking research and innovation in the virtual world.”

Engineers are invited to help sixth form students see engineering’s impact on sustainability and the future of our planet from 11 to 13 October 2021.

Discuss sustainability and engineering with students ahead of COP-26 as part of the Youth Engagement with Engineering and Sustainability Summit (YEESS).


Engineers: Apply to take part ❯


YEESS an online youth summit that’s accessible from anywhere. YEESS will take place using the I’m an Engineer platform, an online STEM engagement and enrichment project, as part of the DETI Inspire programme.

It’s all text-based. You just need a computer or tablet, and Internet access, to take part.

Taking part is flexible – you can decide which sessions you attend over the course of the summit to suit your schedule.

By taking part, you can:

  • Engage school students in the West of England with your work
  • Help students understand the role engineering has to play in making the world more sustainable
  • Help students see engineering as something ‘for them’
  • Improve your communication skills

What engineers say:

“The activity was amazing and I would highly recommend taking part… It is such a unique way of communicating STEM ideas to students in an informal setting”
“I would recommend this to anyone looking to develop their engagement skills – it really is an invaluable experience.”

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