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What is the Year of Engineering?

Year of Engineering

The Year of Engineering is a 2018 UK government initiative to inspire the next generation of engineers. Usborne is delighted to be an official Year of Engineering partner and we’re looking forward to helping children and their parents understand more about engineering.

Engineering is a highly creative field where people apply science and maths to solve problems and design products to shape our world for the better. From discovering new medicines to developing computer games and working with renewable energy sources, the opportunities within the engineering world are endless. 

For more information, including resources and events, visit the Year of Engineering website.

Find out more about the Year of Engineering in the video below.

Usborne books for the Year of Engineering

Usborne books on the STEM subjects – Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths – are fun, inspiring introductions to engineering topics from mechanics and artificial intelligence to coding and genetics.

With fascinating facts, flaps to lift, internet links and stimulating activities, our STEM books are designed to encourage creativity and inspire the inventors of the future. 

The Year of Engineering provides a great opportunity to inspire the next generation of engineers and we are already looking at potential titles that can showcase what it is to be an engineer today. Jenny Tyler, Usborne Publishing Director

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On the blog

Jo Parry, Head of Year of Engineering Communications, explains why it is so important to inspire the next generation of engineers.

Think Like an Engineer

Think Like an Engineer activity booklet

Find out what it takes to be an awesome engineer in this free online activity booklet, filled with problems to solve, things to create and links to websites to find out more.