Inspiring the next generation

7 July 2014
IET Communications team
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Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering building

The new Da Vinci Studio School of Science and Engineering building.

The IET has helped celebrate the opening of a new engineering school building close to its UK headquarters.

Our Chief Executive, Nigel Fine, has joined Stephen McPartland MP and television presenter and IET member Kate Bellingham for the official opening of a new engineering school building close to the IET’s UK headquarters.

The opening of the Da Vinci Studio School for Science and Engineering in Monkswood Way, Stevenage took place on Friday. The new school building is home to 400 students and 40 members of staff, and houses the latest technology and resources.

Nigel Fine said: “There is huge demand for new engineers and technicians. We need to find 87,000 new engineers each year for the next decade, which is going to be a real challenge.

“Schools like Da Vinci are playing a vital role in helping to find the next generation of engineers who will do everything from designing our future cities and transport to coming up with new healthcare technology.

“These first-class facilities provide a stimulating environment to inspire young people about the exciting world of engineering and the range of rewarding careers available.”


Our education programme

The IET aims to introduce young people to the excitement of science, technology and engineering through a wide range of activities including the FIRST® LEGO® League UK competition and Faraday Challenge Days. You can find out more about our education programme on our teacher resources page.

In 2013, we also provided over £1 million in awards, prizes and scholarships, to celebrate engineering excellence and inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians. For more detail, please visit the awards section of our website.