We need more engineers to solve the 21st century challenges of sustainability, housing and an aging population. The James Dyson Foundation wants young people to discover their engineering potential - to think differently, make mistakes, and invent.
Design engineering is anything but boring - it’s one of the most useful and exciting careers. The Ideas Box challenges your students to explore the design process and start inventing.
The James Dyson Award celebrates, encourages and inspires the next generation of design engineers. Have a look at the 2013 winner and finalists and get ready to enter your project into next year’s Award.
The James Dyson Foundation recently donated £750,000 to the Royal United Hospital in Bath to fund the development of The Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care. Designed to create an environment to suit a baby’s development, it pairs cutting edge architecture with unique research techniques.
After many applications and a round of intense interviews the James Dyson Foundation has awarded scholarships to three students at Northwestern University - Allison Bedell, Andrea Fraga, and Galen Maclusky.
James Dyson scaled the roof of the Royal College of Art’s new building in Battersea, calling for more commitment to design and engineering. The ‘topping out’ ceremony marked the completion of the highest point of the new Dyson building, to which the James Dyson Foundation has donated £5 million.
James Dyson hosted a design workshop for young students in Chicago to mark the launch of the James Dyson Foundation in the US. The workshop was held at Sir Miles Davis Academy, one of few schools in Chicago that offers engineering curriculum to students from kindergarten through 8th grade.
Anthony sees opportunity where others see a problem - a skill every great inventor must have.
Ryan admires those with a multi-disciplinary approach. That’s why he pursued engineering, with its connections to science, business, industry and the real-world.
Read MoreRob Green
As a kid, Rob found himself in his father’s workshop quite a bit. He was always tearing things down and, conversely, building things up. Rob built chairs, stools, skate board ramps and more.
Read MoreDan Watson
Dan is a freelance designer who grabbed headlines in 2012 as the global winner of the James Dyson Award.
Read MoreEdward Linacre
Edward Linacre is a Melbourne based Industrial Designer. He won the 2011 James Dyson Award with his invention AirDrop – a low-cost, low-maintenance aid to the problems of farming in arid areas.
Read MoreSean Hopkins
Sean wanted to be a fire fighter, a pilot, a race car driver and even an astronaut. He was captivated by speed, exploration and the world around him.