Professor Sarah Spurgeon chairs the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious Panel

The Royal Academy of Engineering, the UK’s national academy for engineering has recently announced the latest round of funded Ingenious projects, 22 in total. Successfully funded applications include; Robots vs Animals, a project which sees engineers collaborating with zoologists, plus two projects which celebrate outstanding engineering, both past and present, remembering the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the role of female engineers working in aviation today.

Professor Sarah Spurgeon FREng, Chair of the Ingenious funding panel and Professor of Control Engineering and Head of Engineering and Digital Arts, said: ‘Engineering underpins our society in many ways – whether it be the roads we drive on, the clean water we drink, or the smartphones we use to connect to our friends and family. Through Ingenious, we want to shine a light on the engineers who deliver these innovations, while also giving the public a chance to question and share their own views. Engineering is at the heart of our society and the value of encouraging our engineers to engage others with their work, and giving them the skills to do so, cannot be understated.’

Ingenious is the Royal Academy of Engineering’s public engagement grants scheme for creative public engagement with engineering projects. The scheme is supported by the Department of Business, Skills and Innovation and a full list of projects funded by the scheme this year can be found at the following link: