To mark National Engineering Day on 2nd November, an event created and run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Amazon is celebrating all the ways engineering has helped improve the lives of people.

From a device that makes music tactile for people with hearing impairments, to new sustainable energy solutions, engineers can make small improvements to someone’s daily life or help tackle the big challenges of our time.

Amazon is proud to be supporting National Engineering Day again this year, and is promoting the ways that those interested in engineering can get involved and inspired, including new Amazon Alexa responses, a film from This Is Engineering, an online community to engage with and a curated books list.

Join us both online and offline in getting involved with National Engineering Day 2022 on 2nd November:

Explore our curated engineering books list

Amazon has teamed up with the Royal Academy of Engineering to create a shortlist of the best books on engineering. The list features some of the world’s leading engineers, with contributions from Tim Peake, James Dyson and Professor Sue Black, as well as other engineering champions such as Lewis Hamilton and Danica Patrick.

The list explores the incredible work that engineers undertake to help solve complex problems and make a positive impact on the world around us. From inspiring personal stories of overcoming adversity to insightful analysis of some of the greatest feats of engineering, this list features books that will inspire, encourage and educate anyone interested in engineering.

Check out the list and explore the world of engineering!

Nicola Elliott, automation engineering apprentice standing in front of an electrical unit.

Sign up to Amazon Future Engineer

Amazon Future Engineer is a comprehensive childhood-to-career programme to inspire, educate and enable children and young adults from lower-income backgrounds to try computer science. Since launching in 2019, Amazon Future Engineer has reached over 280,000 students across the UK. The programme includes free learning opportunities for primary and secondary schools, teacher training and funding for secondary schools, plus bursaries and apprenticeships for post-18 education.

Learn about engineering with Alexa

If you are curious about how to become an engineer, or want to teach your friends and family some engineering facts, you can now ask Alexa:

  • What’s National Engineering Day?
  • What’s the This is Engineering campaign?
  • What is Amazon Future Engineer?
  • What does an engineer look like?
  • Can I become an engineer?
  • How can I find out about a career in engineering?
  • How can I become an engineer?
  • Engineering Facts
Female engineer wearing yellow jumper and studying liquid

Join the #NationalEngineeringDay community online

This year, those interested in learning more about engineering can take part virtually, with opportunities to share projects and get involved in online conversations!

Search the #NationalEngineeringDay or #EngineerBetterLives hashtags and check out some suggestions below:

  • Share a message about how engineering improves lives

Want to share a story about how engineering improved your life? Want to share an engineering project that you’re working on? Share your story on social media using the hashtag #NationalEngineeringDay.

  • Change your bio on social media to show your support for engineering

Using the hashtag #EngineerBetterLives as part of your bio to share how you are using engineering to improve your life and the lives of those around you.

  • Make the National Engineering Day cake recipe

Follow the recipe for our National Engineering Day cake and share it on Instagram @ThisisEngineering, as well as across your socials with the tag #NationalEngineeringDay

  • Share your work

Whether you work with exciting engineering creations, draw detailed blueprints, or sit behind a laptop nine to five, you are improving lives and we want to see what you do. Snap a quick selfie for Twitter or share an Instagram story about a day in your life as an engineer. Film a video, show what a day in a life of an engineer looks like, or tell a story that makes you proud to be an engineer.

Learn more about Amazon’s support of sustainable engineering.