Primary and Secondary School Engineering Resources
Our aim here at SATRO is to inspire and enthuse young people in their understanding of STEM subjects and careers. Our activities and events encourage students to challenge their perceptions and look at new innovative ways of thinking as they learn.
Our team have selected this material for you with those aims in mind. We hope it will continue to inspire your interest in STEM.
What we provide on this page links to existing websites and materials, recognising their ownership and responsibility for the content. We are not recommending any particular information source, rather we are trying to expand your horizons in looking for information that will be of interest to you.
Introduction to Engineering
Engineering is the designing, testing and building of machines, structures and processes using maths and science. Studying it can lead to a rewarding career. Engineering is a discipline dedicated to problem solving. Our built environment and infrastructure, the devices we use to communicate, the processes that manufacture our medicines, have all been designed, assembled or managed by an engineer.
You will find engineers working on advanced prosthetics, creating new materials, investigating engine efficiency and alternative fuels, constructing bridges or developing clean water systems. From satellites to to cell membranes, engineers use science and maths to achieve extraordinary things and find solutions to some of the world's most complex challenges.
Famous Structures and Designs
Being an Engineer
- From Idea to Career in Engineering
- Ever wondered what an Engineer does?
- A Beginners Guide to Careers in Engineering
Engineering Careers - Primary Schools
Resources - Primary Schools
Engineering Careers - Secondary Schools
- Civil Engineering for Flood Protection
- What is Mechanical Engineering
- Chemical Engineer
- A day in the life of an Electrical Engineer
- A day in the life of a Software Engineer
- A day in the life of a Civil Engineer
- A day in the life of a Gas Engineer
- Aerospace Engineer
- Engineers in Manufacturing
- Software Engineering
- Structural Engineer
- Oil and Gas Operations Engineer
Resources - Secondary Schools
- Engineering for Space
- Building the Brooklyn Bridge
- Civil Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Can you design a colour-changing object?
- Buzz Aldrin - How we landed on the moon
- Stephenson's Rocket
- Tim Peake's Module
- Richard Arkwright (Father of the Factory)
Links to SATRO Activities
Are you a student looking to develop your interest in STEM subjects and looking towards opportunities for the future - apprenticeships, training or jobs? Then SATROclub is for you!
SATROclub is a free e-newsletter which you will receive monthly with loads of useful information to help you develop your interest in STEM and explore ways into the world of work.
We work with hundreds of local companies and colleges in Surrey and adjoining counties to gather information on STEM opportunities like work experience, apprenticeships, training and jobs.