As part of the Sea Your Future aim to develop, encourage and inspire future generations into a profession in the marine industry, the IMarEST holds and sponsors several events and activities to help us achieve our goal. Our title event being the European International Submarine Race - with students building and racing human-powered submarines. Find out more below.
Schools Poster Competition
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology hold an annual poster competition for pupils of UK Primary schools. Pupils are asked to put their artistic and creative talents to the test and create a poster that reflects a topical issue or engages children in marine engineering, science and technology.
Schools' Powerboat Challenge
The IMarEST sponsored annual Schools’ Powerboat Challenge hosted by Qinetiq sees teams from local schools and sea cadets design, build and race remote control model powerboats.
European International Subrace
The fourth biennial European International Submarine Race (eISR) took place from the 3rd to the 12th of July 2018 in Gosport, England. Teams of University students race their human-powered submarines against the clock around a demanding slalom course in a unique sporting and engineering challenge.
In this section you can discover just some of the educational volunteering opportunities that IMarEST members are involved in, and help to further inspire future generations in STEM and the marine environment.
Not only does engaging and enthusing young people to pursue STEM subjects provide personal satisfaction through giving back to the community, it also allows you to enhance your own skills and contribute to your own CPD. Find out more below and don’t forget to share your academic outreach experiences on our twitter page @IMarEST!
Sign up to become a STEM Ambassador and join the already 30,000 current ambassadors in inspiring and guiding the next generation into a future filled with a wealth of knowledge.
Find out more about what is involved and become a STEM ambassador here
Tomorrow’s Engineers aim to address the shortage of engineers by encouraging 11-14 year olds to actively pursue a career in Engineering through not only the conventional route of higher education but through routes such as engineering apprenticeships. If you are currently an Engineer and share the same vision, then join the volunteering programme available through Tomorrow’s Engineers and inspire the next generation.
A rewarding programme giving all those involved a true vision to effective change. If you wish to give back to the engineering community and wish to invest in the next generation, then apply to become a Primary Engineer today and help show younger generations what engineering means to you. Maybe you can help inform on something you’d hoped had been showed to you at that age. Learn more about the role here.
Sea Ambassadors at the Merchant Navy Training Board
The shipping industry is one which is often overlooked during the school years. As children, we were told about mathematicians, engineers and politicians but it wasn’t often that you heard a teacher mention seafarers or the many different careers available at sea.
If you feel passionately about the industry and you love the work you do or have done, then apply to be Sea Ambassador today. Inspire and motivate the next generation of seafarers and help give back to the shipping community. Find out more here.