Our team of dedicated employees are committed to supporting STEM initiatives and coordinating STEM activities around the world to inspire the next generation. By enabling young people to discover how core subjects apply to the real world to solve the complex problems of the future, STEM can inspire the next generation to broaden their horizons when considering future careers.
This space is dedicated to all things STEM. See below upcoming and past events that we have participated in plus a selection of activities designed for children of all ages to take part in. These are not only fun but can help spark a lifelong interest in a STEM subject area and potentially even start them on the path to a STEM career!
We are proud to partner with STEM Returners, an initiative that facilitates the return of skilled professionals to the STEM industry after a career break. This collaboration aims to create inclusive opportunities and foster diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
We're delighted to report that the 'BMT Beatles Marine Team', who recently set sale in a cardboard boat at the Bristol Cardboard Boat Race, came first in the race!! Organised by My Future My Choice, this incredible event aims to raise awareness of Bristol waterways and prove that engineering can be FUN. With our strong STEM connections, we're proud to support this local initiative and inspire young minds.
Giant Cardboard Boat Race: Local businesses and organisations took on the challenge of designing and constructing their own boats using only cardboard, glue, paint, and yacht varnish. It's a test of creativity, skill, and determination. Our team, consisting of Cameron Barry, Cameron Owens, Camilla Blakesley, Charley Baxter, Henry Fenton, Jack Lancaster CEng, Joseph Hodgson, H. Kaya Nightingale, and Laura Star, put their engineering skills to the test and entered along with another 10 boats from other local companies.
The racecourse was approximately 250 meters long, challenging participants to navigate around a marker buoy and make it back to the pontoon, which is not as easy as it sounds!
Join us in celebrating the power of engineering, creativity, and community. Let's show the world that engineering is not just about nuts and bolts, but also about having a blast on the water.
Encouraging and inspiring young people to discover STEM subjects.
We had had to assemble a boat entirely out of cardboard and compete in a 200m boat race in Bristol Harbourside.
We supported the Roman Baths in creating a magical evening of floating tealight boats upon the Great Bath.
We were part of the alliance that played a role in the design and construction of two aircraft carriers – HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. We joined fellow UK Naval Engineering, Science & Technology members to celebrate the successful completion of the second aircraft carrier. The event featured a range of STEM activities. We had 20 engineers in attendance and our Virtual Reality capability was popular with visitors, including Jeremy Quin MP, Minister for Defence Procurement.
We took part in the 'Engineered in Bath' exhibition at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, UK which showcased hardware and software products from exciting and cutting-edge engineering companies in modern Bath.
We challenged young adults to make and design paper origami boats to be displayed in an art installation.
In the Imagineering Marquee, we ran activities alongside the Royal Navy, Army, DSTL, IET and more. Many foam boats were made and tested as the event hosted approximately 20,000 children and their families over a busy Jubilee weekend.
We visited Three Rivers Academy in Walton-on-Thames, UK to introduce Year 7 students to aerodynamics. We challenged them to make and race minature cars or boats that were NOT aerodynamic so they could understand 'what not to do' for the a competition they were taking part in called 'Race for Life', organised by the Learning Partnership.
The First LEGO League is a global science and technology challenge for teams of students aged nine to sixteen, seeing schools from across the South West compete against each other. Our Senior Engineers Andrew Shirley and Simon Newman judged teams on their ability to research a given topic, create a presentation and design, build and programme a LEGO robot to solve a series of missions. The concept for the year's competition was 'City Shaper' and was themed around architecture and the spaces in which we live.
HMS Sultan, Gosport, UK
We recently took part in an exciting open day onboard HMS Sultan in support of the STEM event 'SULSTEMIC 23'. In the region of 240 pupils from local schools in Gosport, Fareham and the Isle of Wight (aged 8 - 10) were introduced to STEM disciplines from a range of industry partners. We showcased our naval architecture capabilities, inviting pupils to make and design origami boats.
As part of our commitment to social values and supporting STEM initiatives, we hope to inspire the next generation to broaden their horizons. By planning and delivering a special STEM Day at Longfield Primary School, North London, a group of our management consultant volunteers aimed to educate underprivileged students about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
BMT is proud to announce a transformative partnership with STEM Returners, an initiative that facilitates the return of skilled professionals to the STEM industry after a career break. This strategic collaboration aims to create inclusive opportunities and foster diversity within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The 12th – 13th March 2002 sees the 3rd annual Wackathon, a 24hr virtual hackathon for Women and Gender Minorities, hosted at The University of Bath. By supporting Wackathon 2022, BMT hopes to encourage more diversity and equality in STEM.
In April 2020, we launched a STEM home challenge for students between 10 and 16. We asked them to use their STEM knowledge and tell us how transport, drones or satellites could help save our planet. We were very impressed by the level of submitted entries and are delighted to announce the winner here.
On Monday 2 March, BMT was proud to be part of a celebration of UK Engineering Excellence on board HMS Prince of Wales.