Ruth Amos is British Engineer and Inventor. She designed the StairSteady (a mobility device to allow people to walk safely up and down their stairs) as part of her GCSE Resistant Materials coursework and was Young Engineer for Britain in 2006 for the product. The StairSteady is now sold across the UK, Europe, America, Canada and Australia.
Ruth is passionate about the next generation of scientist, engineers, problem solvers and creatives and co-runs a youtube channel called Kids Invent Stuff. With fellow Engineer Shawn Brown, they set a different invention challenge each month and bring to life a kids invention idea- everything from a robot shopping trolley to the World’s first sneeze-activated flamethrower and a giant chain reaction machine from 60 kids’ invention ideas to set a new World record. Their projects have been featured on Tomorrow’s World Live, BBC News Online, major US TV news outlets and in 2018 Ruth and Shawn did a live invention demo on BBC’s The One Show.
Ruth co-founded the #girlswithdrills campaign with Kisha Bradley of Bright Box Makers around inclusive making and hands on workshops for young people and adults.
Awards and Recognition
- Young Engineer for Britain 2006
- Design Most Likely To Benefit the Disabled 2006
- Design Most Likely To Benefit the Community 2006
- Young Entrepreneurs – Runner up 2006
- Derbyshire Young Achiever 2006
- Intel ISEF Science and Engineering Fair – Finalist – Represented the UK in Mechanical Engineering 2008
- Management Today 35 Under 35 – Ruth was the youngest person ever to be entered onto the list 2009
- Women of the Future – Young Star Award 2009
- Women of Achievement – by the Women of the Year Foundation 2010
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- Yorkshire 42 Under 42 2010
- Future 100 Young Social Entrepreneur 2011 – Striding Out
- Network of Aspiring Women – Young Entrepreneur 2011 and Overall Winner.
- BHTA Product of the Year 2014 (StairSteady)