How does a GCSE project turn into a design company with international reach? Touching on the themes of young ambition, fear, common sense, education and entrepreneurship, Ruth recounts the extraordinary adventure that taking the leap to build her own start-up took her on.
As a keen, challenge-hungry GCSE pupil, Ruth Amos asked her Design & Technology teacher for a real problem to solve, rather than designing a jewellery box like all the other girls in her class. The product she designed, StairSteady, was so successful that it led her to win Young Engineer for Britain in 2006 and is now sold internationally.
Over the coming months, we will try to feature interesting talks and lectures that relate to Engineering.
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A list of new talks you might be interested is available below.
- Engineering Talks – Neil Turok Public Lecture: The Astonishing Simplicity of Everything
- Engineering Talks – Thomas Krauss on “Technologies for the Future”
- Engineering Talks – Elon Musk on “Making Humans a Multi Planetary Species”
- Engineering Talks – Dr Steve Melia on “Urban Transport Without the Hot Air”
- Engineering Talks – Jay Foreman on “The History of Every London Airport”
- Engineering Talks – The first heart Tal Golesworthy saved was his own
- Engineering Talks – Colossus & the Breaking of Lorenz
- Engineering Talks – Ruth Amos on The Problem, How I Solved It, and Where it Has Taken Me
- Engineering Talks – River Monitoring in Cold Regions