We’re thrilled to be able to announce a new project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Our TeenTethics initiative is one of 16 new Ingenious awards for public engagement, designed to inspire the next generation of engineers.
There is growing recognition that engineering should be ethically principled and socially/environmentally responsible, but the views of young people are rarely collected and included in this debate. The TeenTethics project will connect engineers with teenage innovators from across the UK. Together they will explore the ethics of decision-making and trade-offs that occur during engineering and tech innovation.
We’re working with ethics advisor Edwin Colyer from Scientia Scripta on a project which will give mid-career and early-career engineers support and confidence to share personal stories about ethical innovation dilemmas in an engaging and powerful way through both virtual and in-school TeenTethics Days.
We know that students who take part in the TeenTech Awards demonstrate ethical principles in their ideas, and the project is designed to give young people the opportunity to develop a formal code of ethical practice which will be embedded not only in the Awards programme but shared with engineers worldwide.
If you work in any area of engineering and would like to participate in the training and delivery days, please register your interest here!
Check back soon for a list of in-person and virtual events that are open to schools.
Are you an Engineer?
If you have a background in engineering, we’d love for you to share your excitement about being an engineer with young people. Alongside members of the project team, you will engage with teenagers to explore and understand tricky ethical issues that challenge researchers and innovators every day.
Are you an engineer based in Scotland? Come and join us on August 29th and share your excitement about being an engineer with young people. The TeenTethics Innovation Day at St.Stephen's High School in Port Glasgow is an opportunity for teenagers and engineers to...
We had a brilliantly productive launch for TeenTethics on Friday, with new resources being co-produced in The Digital Catapult with young people and engineers from a wide range of organisations. This is what some of TeenTech's Young Advisory Board thought of the...
It's the first day of TeenTethics, and we've brought together a brilliant group of young people and organisations to begin exploring ideas for the project. Big thanks to The Digital Catapult who've generously donated their venue for an exciting day of "lightning...
We're thrilled to be able to announce a new project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. Our TeenTethics initiative is one of 16 new Ingenious awards for public engagement, designed to inspire the next generation of engineers. There is growing recognition that...