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.”

On 11, 12 and 13 October 2021, discuss sustainability and engineering with students ahead of COP-26 as part of the Youth Engineering for Environmental Sustainability Summit (YEESS).

Facilitate discussions (see brief) with sixth form students to help them explore the vital role engineering has to play in fighting the climate crisis, and the local issues they might face. View the full programme ❯


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YEESS an online youth summit that’s accessible from anywhere.

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

YEESS is a joint project by I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here and UWE Bristol, with funding from DETI as part of the DETI Inspire programme.

As part of the summit, you can:

  • Show students the vital role engineering has to play in fighting climate change
  • Help students see engineering as something ‘for them’
  • Engage school students in the West of England with your work

What students say:

What I will remember from today is that people can have VERY different views from mine!” – Student, Youth Summit, October 2021

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