1. What do you need to submit to enter?
To enter the competition, we require a completed Project Book (for each team) to be submitted by midnight 4 December.
Team can be in groups of up to 6 students per group
Here is the list of items to submit:
2. How to Submit
3. Guidance for Teachers
At STEPS we understand that many teachers are not familiar with engineering. However, we also know that teachers would really like to do more engineering with their class. Introducing engineering to children at this young age is very important. They learn about engineering before they encounter bias or other barriers, and it creates awareness of the many options there are within engineering. In fact, in a recent survey we did we found that over 95% of teachers felt they would like to do more engineering with their class. We have listened to you!
Teacher resources are available on the Engineers Ireland website. These are designed to give guidance but are completely optional. These include a Teacher's Instructions document and a comprehensive Teacher's Guide.
Remember: It is the students do the work - NOT YOU!
4. STEPS Volunteer Engineer school visit
You can sign up for a visit from a STEPS Volunteer Engineer on the Application Form on your STEPS Account. We cannot guarantee your school will get a visit as there are limited numbers of volunteer engineers.
To register for a visit:
If you are choosing a virtual visit:
Submit your project book to us before Friday 4, December
6. Prizes and Results
The winning team will be presented with a custom designed STEPS YEA trophy for the school.
Runners up will also receive prizes certificates and a plaque for the school.
All students will receive a Young Engineer Award certificate.
7. Social Media
We would love to see your class in action and to see all the schools around Ireland raise the profile of engineering. We are sure that some of your students will have excellent ideas.
Let's see what they come up with! Use our hashtags on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram #STEPSYoungEngineersAward #STEPS