A special Tomorrow’s Engineers week song, written by a young female civil engineer to inspire young people, has received over 2,000 views online, and is being used at school activity days by STEM ambassadors.
Twenty-three-year old Joanna Anderson is traffic signals specialist at Mouchel, and apprentice to ICE North West chair Gareth Scott - who describes her as someone with “infectious enthusiasm who eats, sleeps and breathes civil engineering”.
Outside work, Anderson teaches guitar and music theory and regularly performs comedy songs at shows in Liverpool, where she lives.
Anderson joined forces with ICE to produce the YouTube song, in the hope that engaging with young people in a fun way using music and social media would pique their interest in engineering as a career, and
challenge outdated perceptions.
It was released at the start of Tomorrow’s Engineers week (2-6 November), with a simple video featuring photos of worldwide civil engineering projects, civil engineers and budding civil engineers.
The lyrics of the chorus also appear on the screen so young people can sing along.
- Listen to the song here
- Tell the ICE what you think about the song and share it on Twitter using #Singingengineer and #TEWeek15