This challenge tasks girls to work in teams and tackle some of the world's major problems that engineers are currently facing.
Could you mentor secondary school girls, who have an interest in engineering, by giving them advice and answering their questions, either at school or through a workplace visit?
If you think this is something you could do, you should consider becoming a Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls mentor.
The competition challenges teams of girls to solve the major challenges of the 21st century. This could be anything from providing medical solutions for people with disabilities using smart materials to tackling water security issues.
The girls can win prize money of up to £1,000 - to be split between them and their school.
Spilt into three categories, the winners of each category are matched with a Talent 2030 National Engineering Competition for Girls volunteer mentor.
The organisation takes your specialist area of engineering and location into consideration when matching you with category winners.
You must be:
- Keen to help young women become successful engineers
- Able to provide advice to students – this could be either by email, Skype, phone or in person at their school
- Willing to provide work experience
- A STEM Ambassador and have had a DBS check (previously known as a CRB check)
What you will do
Give advice, answer questions and possibly visit the girls at school or arrange for them to visit your place of work
How you will benefit
- Boost your professional skills, experience and confidence
- Contribute to your local community
- Help inspire the next generation
How much time it will take
You would ideally mentor a girl for at least a year and it would be great if you can meet, otherwise the amount and type of communication is up to you and the student to arrange.
How it works
You must register as an Institution ambassador in the first instance.
You will need to get in touch with competition organisers and provide your name and location, along with the type of engineer you are. You will also need to provide some information about your background and interests and then you will be matched with a student.