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The Big Assembly 2019 – a mass engineering inspiration event

29 October 2019

Find out more about this Tomorrow’s Engineers Week streamed event and our members taking part.

The Big Assembly 2019 – a mass engineering inspiration event

ICE engineers are well represented in the upcoming Big Assembly – part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek19) from 4-8 November 2019 - showcasing their world-shaping work and inspiring young people across the nation.

Last year more than 50,000 young people watched the Big Assembly in secondary schools across the UK.

This year’s live video streamed event begins at 10:30am on Wednesday 6 November 2019, and features a panel of inspirational engineers on a mission to improve people’s health and the nation’s wellbeing.

Representing ICE are:

Imogen Graves – an HS2 engineer on a mission to promote recycling materials from demolition to better protect the environment.

Natalie Cheung – an engineer striving to increase young people’s engagement with STEM.

Why we need the Big Assembly

The Big Assembly and the wider week of activity will highlight how engineering can be the career to fulfil young people’s dreams of rewarding careers tackling important issues facing society.

Research shows that nine in 10 young people would like a job with a purpose. Almost two-thirds (64%) of parents want their children to have a job that's something they can be proud of, and two-fifths (38%) want their child to make a positive difference to society with their careers.

The Wednesday of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will also see the Royal Academy of Engineering unveil the next major moment in its This is Engineering campaign, This Is Engineering Day, a new national awareness day dedicated to publicly celebrating the engineers and engineering technicians shaping society and solving global problems.

This year, the awareness day is focused on changing the stereotypical image of the engineer and engineering among the wider public – to better showcase what 21st century engineers and engineering really look like. It will be supported by ICE, industry, and also organisations like Amazon, Ocado and Facebook.

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week is delivered by EngineeringUK, a not-for-profit organisation which works with the engineering community – employers and professional institutions - to inspire tomorrow’s engineers.

Get involved

Show that you’re an #engineeronamission by creating and posting your own #TEWeek19 selfie card by downloading our handy template (don’t forget to tag ICE social media in your posts, and use the hashtag!).

Find out more about all our Tomorrow’s Engineers Week activities.

Find out how to get involved in ICE’s education and inspiration work by becoming an ICE STEM Ambassador.

  • Kathryn Denham-Maccioni, digital engagement manager at ICE