The Institution of Civil Engineers has announced the theme for its annual #ICanEngineer competition and opened the competition up for entries.
Now in its fifth year, the contest – which is open to 12–15-year-olds across London – encourages students to become an ‘engineering superhero’ by finding creative solutions for real-life problems.
The competition is designed to raise awareness of civil engineers and to promote civil engineering as the force that keeps London working.
This year, entrants are being asked to design a new train station within London. Marks will awarded based on: innovation and technology, materials and structures, environmental impact, social impact and the links to surrounding infrastructure.
The deadline for entries is Monday 24 January 2022.
The awards ceremony will be held in London in the new year. All of the shortlisted teams will be invited to present their ideas and talk to civil engineers about careers.
‘The #ICanEngineer competition, now in its fifth year, promotes engineering in schools and raises the profile of the different types of engineering careers,’ said Jonathan Baggs, ICE London director. ‘Students have the opportunity to develop an engineering mindset, creating solutions for big societal issues such as climate change. Previous entries from students across London have been outstanding and we look forward to more bright ideas this year.’
The #ICanEngineer competition is part of the Future Engineers Scheme run by the ICE London Graduate and Students Committee.