Do you remember the trip we took to the Diamond Building at the University of Sheffield? How about the workshops, one on bridge-building and one on rockets, run by university's Women in Engineering group? Well, to celebrate National Women in Engineering Day next month, you can head over to the Winter Garden to take part … Continue reading Engineering Imagination
The Women in Engineering group from the University of Sheffield was back today to teach some lucky Year 5s a bit about rockets. (Last time the engineers were here, if you remember, we participated in a bridge-building challenge.) Here we are finding out about what an aerospace engineer does. Do you know what force a … Continue reading It Really IS Rocket Science!
Today, with the University of Sheffield's Women in Engineering group, we had an after-school workshop where we competed against each other to see who could build the strongest bridge. We had to use lots of different types of skills: maths, teamwork, communication, reasoning and problem-solving. Obviously, we also had to employ some engineering skills: Which … Continue reading Bridge-Building Challenge
Year 5 visited the University of Sheffield today to work with the university's Women in Engineering group. First we had a go at a virtual-reality game based on a book by Women in Engineering and the university. Afterward, we headed over to the university's Diamond building to learn more about Engineering and explore the labs. … Continue reading Engineering