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RAEng 3D Future: Case Studies Needed with Free Training Available

demodayWould you like to inspire the next generation of engineers?

We’re looking for engineers to film and create short videos with which we can use to show young people the varied and interesting career paths in the field. As part of a Royal Academy of Engineering funded project, we’ll be running workshops about 3D-printing and engineering with young people aged 11-14 years.

Your video will be shown during the workshops and they will also be uploaded onto Youtube to act as an online resource. We’re looking for contributions from all fields engineering, not just 3D printing.

We will provide free public and engagement and science communication training for all those who would like to be involved. In the communication training we will focus on how to communicate each individual engineer’s area of work in an interesting way to a non-specialist audience, so you will be fully prepared to be filmed.

The training and filming dates are:

Monday 13th July 1-5pm

Book here: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raeng-3d-future-training-july-13th-2015-tickets-17027611043

or

Friday 24th July 9-1pm

Book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raeng-3d-future-training-july-24th-2015-tickets-17027621073

Lunch will be provided and we can cover reasonable travel expenses.

For more information on the project and how to get involved please contact Liz Granger on 01772 89 4286 or egranger@uclan.ac.uk

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3D Future

We’ve been awarded a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering to run 3D-printing events here at UCLan.

The project will include events that take place out and about within the community. We’ll also hold workshops on campus at the UCLan and Ri Young Scientist Centre for school groups and girl guides.

The grant will give people the chance to have a go at 3D printing for themselves. We will be visiting local cafes and bars as well as taking the 3D printers into museums with engineers on hand to chat with people about what they do.

Dr Hadley Brooks, Lecturer in Engineering, who will be involved in delivery some of the events, said:  “3D printing is going to be one of the most important technologies of the 21st century, shaping all industries from health, transport, sporting goods, machinery and electronics. I am excited about the opportunity to show future inventors the power of this technology with hands-on demos, and by presenting cutting edge research from UCLan and around the world.”

3D printing has huge potential for the future and so we are also going to be asking people to submit their own 3D printing designs via social media so we can make them. We will also be creating short videos starring engineers setting small engineering challenges you can try at home. Watch this space for more info on how you can get involved and have a go at 3D-prinitng for yourself.

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