International Women in Engineering Day
To mark International Women In Engineering Day on 23 June twelve year 8s visited the Institution of Mechanical Engineers where they enjoyed a day of activities and a careers fair.
The students were given the role of being civil engineers asked to plan and design a stadium. They took up the challenge and four of our students achieved runners up medals. Then they listened to talks by four female engineers: a climate scientist, a fire engineer, a space scientist and a digital engineer. The engineers discussed the worlds best inventions - our students were unanimous in their view that the binary system was the most important invention.
They then took part in a robotics workshop, programming a robot to walk around a path. Finally students were able to meet a range of engineers from varied areas. They finished the day realising that there are so many interesting, creative and diverse types of engineering that any young person can get into.
"Ever wondered what an engineer does? Could you see yourself exploring outer space, protecting the environment, designing apps or developing cures for diseases?
Engineers do all this, and more! Answer a few short questions and find out how YOUR skills and passions could lead to an exciting job in the future. Whether you're just starting out, or ready to think about your next step, this is the quiz for you."