Sian Cleaver/0 Comments/in Aerospace, Engineering logical, open-minded, organised A-Levels, Degree, Physics/by Antonio Portas
Mika Shearwood/0 Comments/in Engineering, Technology creative, organised, self-motivated Apprenticeship, Further Mathematics, GCSEs, Mathematics, Physics/by Bethany Willis
Meet Mika, a software engineering apprentice with the STFC.
William Pilcher/0 Comments/in Technology organised, patient, resilient Apprenticeship, GCSEs/by Bethany Willis
Meet William, the deputy IT service delivery manager with the STFC.
Linzi Dodd/0 Comments/in Engineering, Tales of Engineering hard-working, logical, organised Engineering, PhD/by Antonio Portas
Harri Beatie/0 Comments/in Energy, Engineering, Mechanical, Tales of Engineering logical, organised, passionate Degree, Engineering/by Antonio Portas
Solar Energy Engineer/0 Comments/in committed, imaginative, organised Primary, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Science (Primary) Electricity Electricity, Primary, Science/by Melanie Horan
Solar energy engineers are experts in utilising sunlight to generate electricity. They create solar cells that collect and store the sun’s rays. They work with clients to design, plan and implement solar energy projects for cities, businesses, and homeowners. They manage anything from large-scale municipal projects to home rooftop installations. Solar engineers may need to report on the efficiency, cost and safety of a project. Computer skills are essential for creating designs and testing photo-voltaic systems.
Attributes: committed, imaginative, organised
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Helen Mason who is a solar scientist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.
Electrical Technician/0 Comments/in attention to detail, focus, organised Primary, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Maths (Primary), Science (Primary) Electricity, Maths - Measurement Electricity, Maths, Measurement, Primary, Science/by Melanie Horan
Electrical technicians are responsible for designing, developing, testing, maintaining and repairing electrical wiring and equipment. Machinery used around the world such as computers, communication equipment, navigational devices and medical monitoring machines rely on the work of electrical technicians. Work can vary from dealing with circuit breakers and electrical wiring to working in research and development, conducting experiments, testing new designs, and collecting data. Others might specialise in computer programs, such as Computer Aided Design, in quality control or in aerospace testing flight equipment.
Attributes: focus, organised, attention to detail
Colour Technologist/0 Comments/in attention to detail, creative, organised Primary, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 DT, Maths (Primary), Science (Primary) DT, Everyday materials, Maths - Geometry - Position and Direction, Maths - Number, Properties and changes of materials, States of matter Addition and subtraction, DT, Everyday Materials, Fractions, Geometry, Maths, Multiplication and division, Number, Number and place value, Position and direction, Primary, Science/by Melanie Horan
A colour technologist uses the science and technology of colour application and its subsequent performance. They are responsible for developing and producing dyes and pigments for manufacturing areas such as textiles, paints and inks for printers. Colour technologists can be involved in all stages of the production process, from design to testing and marketing. Work may include developing new dyes and pigments to provide specified colours, monitoring colour reliability during production, testing the colourfastness and stability of dyes and pigments under simulated conditions over typical life-spans and refining processes for the production of dyes and pigments to save costs and minimise environmental impact.
Attributes: creative, organised, attention to detail
Ecologist/0 Comments/in collaborative, organised, resilient Primary, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6 Geography, Maths (Primary), Science (Primary) Animals including humans, Evolution and inheritance, Geography, Maths - Statistics Evolution and Inheritance, Geography, Maths, Primary, Science, Statistics/by Jonathan
Ecologists are concerned with ecosystems as a whole, studying the numbers and distribution of people, plants and animals and how these organisms interact within their habitats. Ecologists usually specialise in a particular environment such as terrestrial, marine or freshwater. They use surveys to identify, monitor and record organisms within an ecosystem and may study the affects of the removal or return of predators over time.
Attributes: collaborative, organised, resilient
- The Primary Science Teaching Trust has a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Kelsey Archer Barnett who is a deep sea ecologist and a downloadable slideshow (PDF) about Dr Ben Woodcock who is a ecological entomologist. It’s part of their resource A Scientist Just Like Me.