University of Sheffield inspires budding engineers

University of Sheffield inspires budding engineers

 June 13, 2018

The University of Sheffield is encouraging inventors and makers of the future by inspiring them to think about a career in engineering, with a free event being held by the university at The Sheffield Winter Garden on Sunday 17 June 2018. The Engineering Imagination event will showcase interactive activities for primary school children, including a robotic arm, flight simulator, a giant construction of a tetrahedron and a chance to venture into space on a virtual reality adventure. The event marks part of celebrations for Internation!al Women in Engineering Day in the Year of Engineering.

Introducing future engineers to important advances in technology

Dr Gwen Reilly, Faculty Director for Women in Engineering said: “I’m really looking forward to this event which is a lot of fun for all the family. We introduce our future engineers to important advances in technology in a very informal setting. The event is made possible through the hard work of our staff and students who show such enthusiasm and willingness to give something back to our local communities in the city of Sheffield.”

Scientists and engineers will be on hand throughout the day from 11am-3pm to tell their own stories about their journeys into engineering.

International Women in Engineering Day 

The event, which falls within the Year of Engineering, is in support of International Women in Engineering Day (INWED18), which takes place on Saturday 23 June 2018. The day is an awareness campaign raising the profile of women in engineering with a focus on the career opportunities available to females in engineering and technical roles.

Join talented women engineers at The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield is committed to inspiring and encouraging women to pursue an education and career in the engineering industry, an industry in which the engineering workforce is currently 94 percent white and 91 percent male. The event aims, along with other initiatives such as the Wall of Women in the Faculty of Engineering, to urge females across the country to close the gap and create a more diverse engineering workforce.

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