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Evolution of Technology

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) School Presentation for 11-16 year olds
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Ben Hoyle

on 31 July 2013

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Transcript of Evolution of Technology

Evolution of technology
What?
Organise & Fund
Big Thanks!
My Work
eip.com
How?
Why?
Who?
Ben Hoyle (me)
Evolution
Technology
of
?
Cheese!
Image (C) Flick user - quinet
Robotic Roaches!
Video (C) Youtube user -backyardbrains
Axes!
Image (C) Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources
Sky Cranes!
Video (C) National Geographic
11,000 years old!
This actually happened on a different planet!
I challenge anyone not to find this cool!
...the rest!
Your Clothes!
Your Mobile!
Your House!
Your Lunch!
Your Internet!
Image (C) wikipedia user Archi0780
(French) Jam Factory
Actual Internet
Not the Internet
No hard cheese for 1000s of years
?
small (random) changes
over a long period of time
with pressures & constraints...
Image (C) Government Dept. of Virginia
a series of changes
that over a long time
(often small)
...lead to
BIG
differences
in biology...
T-Rex image (C) myfavoritedinosaur.com
Comic (C) xkcd.com
...in technology?
S.T.E.M.
S.T.E.a.M.E.D
GCSE
Others?
Others?
Others?
Science
Technology
Engineering
Maths
Science
Technology
Engineering
Art
Maths
English
Design
Mathematics
, Religious Studies,
Double Award Science
, German, French,
English
,
English Literature
, Geography, and
Systems & Control
.
A LEVEL
Maths, Further Maths, Physics, Computing
University
Engineering
Me?
Job
Patent Attorney
Fashionable on Glastonbury Tor
Mark Symes -
Chemist (Research Fellow)
Scientific research into energy storage - especially from renewable sources.
Problem:
Solar Panels (C) Chinneeb
+
Possible answer:
Water
Solar Energy
Hydrogen
Oxygen
Motivation?
- clean, green + cheap energy
- Nobel prize
- moon chateau
- $$$s
Catherine Scott
-
Account Director, Healthcare Public Relations / Graduate Medical Student
Problem:
Company BristolPharma makes cancer drug CaDie
Reports on Points West says it causes your face to turn green
Solution:
Cat helps manage what people say about the company - checks facts & plans talking to media
Why STEM?
You need to understand the science to write a simple story in everyday terms.
Day-to-day management of two global account teams, planning media strategy, executing media outreach, managing issues, preparing presentations, developing written materials for journalists, doctors and patients, tracking finances and reporting back to our clients.
Cat at 15
James Rene -
Building Services Engineer
Makes buildings come alive
Helps design and build things like this
Skills for Solving Problems
PS: ANyone can do it
Problem
solution
STEM SKILLS
Innovation
Innovation
Why the WORLD NEEDS YOU TO DO IT
WHY SHOULD YOU DO IT?
Why I DO It?
Enjoy understanding how the world works
Like working on new and wonderful things
Fewer job worries - almost too much to do
Better pay
Easier to find work
Build things
Work on exciting future technologies
Make the world a better place by doing
Global Problems:
- Climate Change
- Aging Population
- Global Competition
Work globally
- Data overload
PS: - and I thought this bloke in Terminator 2 had the best job in the world
- Energy Crunch
- Sustainable living
- Global Happiness
& Well-being
Other things you could do include: talking to your careers adviser at school or college, or contacting further education colleges, universities and higher education colleges for their course prospectuses.

For further information about careers in engineering look at the following websites...

The Institution of Engineering and Technology – www.theiet.org

Circuit – the IET’s student and graduate website – www.theiet.org/circuit

Future Morph - www.futuremorph.org/

Apprenticeships – www.apprenticeships.org.uk


UCAS – www.ucas.ac.uk

Royal Academy of Engineering – www.raeng.org.uk

WISE (Women into Science & Engineering) – http://www.theukrc.org/wise

Albert Einstein

Problems cannot be solved by thinking within the framework in which they were created.

Patent Examiner!
Didn't initial fully master "machine technology"
00:15
00:30
00:50
Invent a Gastro Gadget
Invent a gastro gadget
Where to start?
A DESIGN FOR YOUR GASTRO GADGET
Now to looks...
00:40
Whats In a Name?
Think of a name for your gadget
00:05
ADVERTISE!
Develop an advert for your gadget (poster, radio, TV etc)
Start
"FOOD" PROBLEM
Discuss in your group
Choose "best" (e.g. most annoying problem)
Write down at least three
10 minutes
FOOD SOLUTION!
Where Now?
Develop 3 ideas that could solve or avoid your chosen problem
Discuss and choose a favourite idea
Draw at least 3 views of your favourite idea showing how it works
15 minutes
*Patent*
Photo (C) Joe Mabel
Keeping the function the same, develop & draw 3 visual improvements
What visual aspects will make a customer buy your gadget?
What will make your product stand out in the shops?
*Designs*
10 minutes
Develop a logo
*Trademarks*
10 minutes
*Copyright*
Intellectual Property Attorneys
Patent / Design Attorney
(Europe & UK)
I
90s Tech
5 minutes
5 minutes
5 minutes
How have things changed?
How will things change
over next 20 years?
What jobs will people need
to cope with these changes?
Group Activity
+
!
At your age!
Present
Competition Time
10 minutes
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