Featuring a panel of inspirational engineers on a mission to improve people’s health and the nation’s wellbeing, the 2019 Big Assembly took place on Wednesday 6 November 2019. Over 50,000 people tuned in live and asked our panellists some great questions on all things engineering.
If you are thinking of becoming an engineer, or you want to help your students, you can still watch the video on demand or read through the Q&As submitted to the panel by students, teachers and parents.
Hosted by Fayon Dixon the panel was:
Natalie Cheung: STEM Ambassador Coordinator, STEM Learning
A civil engineer with a passion for mentoring young people to become engineers on a mission.
Gemma Taylor: Senior Subject Specialist, STEM Learning
An engineer on a mission to get more schools to understand the importance of engineering, computing and IT.
Bryn Noble: Civil Engineer, WSP
A civil engineer on a mission to help protect the environment.
Mat Murgatroyd: Degree Apprentice in Mechanical Engineering, DePuy Synthes
A mechanical engineer working on a mission to improve the mobility of patients with knee issues.
Nana Odom: Clinical Engineering Manager, Cleveland Clinic London
A clinical engineer on a mission to use technology to support and advance patient care.
Tijana Jevtic Vojinovic: Research Fellow, University College London
A biomedical engineer on a mission to help rehabilitation and assistive technology at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital.
And our roving panellist:
Yewande Akinola: Board of Trustees, Institution of Engineering and Technology
An engineer on a mission to improve our built environment.
The Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Big Assembly is sponsored by EngineeringUK, ICE, IET, IMechE and the National Centre for Computing Education. It is supported by the Energy Institute, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. It has the backing of the Government’s Engineering: Take A Closer Look campaign run from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
In 2018 the Big Assembly saw almost 50,000 students at 854 schools take part in the same assembly at the same time. All heard about inspiring engineers on a mission to make the world a better place.