Aspire to Engineer 2019

Engineers design and build the world around us. They use logic, creativity and problem solving to make new things, and make existing things even better!

Take part in this year’s Aspire to Engineer, the UK-wide schools engineering challenge, inspire your classmates, and win your school a unique prize.

Previous winners have won special visits and workshops from the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum, as well as Skype interviews with Nobel Prize winning scientists.

This year’s competition will launch in summer but to be ahead of the game, register your interest in taking part by emailing

Register your interest now to receive free resources and inspiring material by emailing us at engineer@big-ideas.org.

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Aspire to Engineer: The Genetic Engineering Challenge is led by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. Its mission is to ‘increase the means of industrial education and extend the influence of science and art upon productive industry’. Find out all about them at royalcommission1851.org