Bangor University has teamed up with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) as an official host for this year’s Engineering Open House Week.
Hosted by the School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, the free open house event on Wednesday, 14 June between 4.30-6.00pm at Dean Street, Bangor will include a host of fun activities to inspire 5-13 year olds and their parents about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM).
During the event, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Build their own torches and learn about Morse Code
- participate in tours and interact with demonstration equipment in the Nuclear Futures Institute
- see a real-life demonstration of how we send light through a cable to send and receive important pieces of information at our Digital Signal Processing Centre
- battle it out as code breaking teams to solve a number of mind bending clues and open a box before other teams, or before time runs out!.
Engineering Open House Week is one of several initiatives that make up the IET’s Engineer a Better World campaign, which encourages children to discover how exciting the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) is and find out about the huge variety of creative and stimulating careers in modern engineering.
The IET aims to help young people aged 5-13 and their caregivers and teachers understand what it’s like to work as an engineer or technologist by working with a wide range of organisations across the UK, who open their doors to hold interactive exhibits, events, talks and workshops that encourage children to think differently about engineering and technology.
With the support from organisations across the country giving exclusive, behind the scenes access, children can see first-hand how engineering and technology are applied in a range of roles and jobs across different sectors and feel inspired about the breadth of creative and innovative careers on offer.
Dr Daniel Roberts, engagement lead and lecturer in Electronic Engineering at Bangor University said,
“This event is all about sparking that initial interest in engineering by offering children and their parents an opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at the university and take part in some fun activities which will demonstrate the sheer breath of careers possible in modern engineering.”
Rebecca Gillick, External Communications Manager at the IET, said:
“From the music you listen to and the phone in your hand, to the clean water you drink and the innovations that are helping to restore our oceans, engineering and technology are at the heart of everything.
“Whether young people are into sports, music, fashion, flying, healthcare, or improving our climate, we want them to know that there’s a place in engineering and technology for them and Engineering Open House Week is all about showing young people just how diverse and incredible the world of STEM really is.”
You can find out more about this year’s Engineering Open House Week and the different events on offer here.