Make an EngVentures screening part of your lesson plan

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Inspire your students by showing them the wonderful world of engineering and the many career opportunities it offers.

Take a look at our broadcast schedule and see how you can encourage your students to think about pursuing an engineering career.
Workshops

Atkins

This activity demonstrates the fundamental principles behind all electric motors.

Get hands on creating your electrical motor using just simple everyday items including a blob of Bluetac and a bamboo skewer!


DroidScript

Learn how to easily create your own mobile apps for Android phones and tablets.

Bring your Android phone or tablet (or borrow one of ours) and we will show you how to create a fast paced touch sensitive mobile game using the free mobile coding tool 'DroidScript'.

DroidScript makes it easy for young people to make mobile apps for Android phones, tablets and Chromebooks, using the hugely popular (and industry standard) JavaScript programming language.

As well as allowing students to build games, utilities and novelty apps, it also provides full programmatic access to the myriad of gadgets built-in to modern mobile devices, such as the GPS, Networking, USB, Camera, Bluetooth, Accelerometer, Text-To-Speech and Voice Recognition.

It can also control external devices, such as the BBC micro:bit, Lego Mindstorms and Arduino bases project boards, which encourages students to explore the world of 'physical computing'.


F1 in Schools






Class of your own:
Design...Engineer...Construct!

Have you ever thought how cool it would be to change the world?

Engineering In Motion will be giving you a taste of how a career in engineering can give you the skills and opportunities to change the world, through taking part in our exciting educational challenges.

You’ll become a real F1 designer for the day, get the opportunity to drive a Remote Controlled off road vehicle, plus test out your reactions on the F1 in Schools start line challenge.


First Lego League

Design...Engineer...Construct! If someone says “Construction Career” to you, what springs to mind?… Bricklayer, Joiner, Plumber?

Would it surprise you to learn there are lots of other exciting professional careers in the Construction Industry (or Built Environment as it’s professionally known).

This exciting interactive workshop will provide a glimpse into the world of digital construction. Pair up and work together to digitally construct a building!


IBM

During this workshop participants will be introduced to the principles of machine learning which sits at the heart of Artificial Intelligence systems.

The workshop will be led by IBM employee Dale Lane (a Chief Engineer at IBM ) who has worked on the development of IBM's cognitive computing platform, Watson.

Participants will undertake a series of simple but engaging activities which will help them understand how Artificial Intelligence can be applied to a range of activities in every day life.


TfL and London Transport Museum

Transport for London have teamed up with the London Transport Museum to deliver two exciting, fun and educational activities in one workshop:

‘Braking Eggsperiment’ - This activity shows just how the Underground is engineered to allow Tube trains to slow down using as little braking as possible.

The challenge: create a train line/track for a train to get from A - B, stopping at the platform on route whilst transporting an egg and all just using the push force! & ‘Sending the right signals’ - Take part in this interactive workshop that allows children of all ages to build a track and sequence of signals.

Programme and broadcast schedule

         
         
 

10:00

REGISTRATION

   
         
         
 

10:25

HOST’S WELCOME

   
         
         
 

10:30

ENGINEERING THE PERFECT BAKE

ANDREW SMYTH, Aerospace Engineer, Baker and Presenter

ANDREW SMYTH  
         
         
 

11:00

Live coverage of the Fast Forward Conference plus updates from our IET.TV studio on all of the activities happening throughout the building

   
         
         
 

11:15

ENGINEERING SOUND

PROFESSOR DAVID HOWARD, Maker of synthesised human voices and writer of Apps and software for voice teaching

PROFESSOR DAVID HOWARD  
         
         
 

11:45

Live coverage of the Fast Forward Conference plus updates from our IET.TV studio on all of the activities happening throughout the building

   
         
         
 

12:15

HOW TO REBUILD THE WORLD FROM SCRATCH

PROFESSOR LEWIS DARTNELL, Astrobiologist and author of 'The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch'

PROFESSOR LEWIS DARTNELL  
         
         
 

12:45

Live coverage of the Fast Forward Conference plus updates from our IET.TV studio on all of the activities happening throughout the building

   
         
         
 

13:00

HOW TO REBUILD THE WORLD FROM SCRATCH

PROFESSOR LEWIS DARTNELL, Astrobiologist and author of 'The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch'

PROFESSOR LEWIS DARTNELL  
         
         
 

13:30

Live coverage of the Fast Forward Conference plus updates from our IET.TV studio on all of the activities happening throughout the building

   
         
         
 

13:45

VIDEO GAMES CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

MAX SCOTT-SLADE, Launcher of games including The Heist series, Comatose, the Banana Dash series and High Speed Chase

MAX SCOTT-SLADE  
         
         
 

14:15

Live coverage of the Fast Forward Conference plus updates from our IET.TV studio on all of the activities happening throughout the building

   
         
         
 

14:45

THREE BRIDGES

ROMA AGRAWAL, Structural engineer and designer of bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures, including the foundations and spire of The Shard

ROMA AGRAWAL  
         
         
 

15:15

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Speakers
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ANDREW SMYTH

ANDREW SMYTH

Aerospace Engineer, Baker and Presenter

Aerospace engineer by day, baker by night, Andrew gained an enthusiastic following for his innovative creations when he reached the final of the Great British Bake Off last year.

Since his time in the tent, Andrew has worked on engineering and baking content across print, social media, radio and television with partners including the IET, BBC, ITV, TEDx and Warner Brothers.

He regularly presents "bakineering" demos and talks at Science and Food festivals and has even designed and baked a rotating jet engine cake for Prince William.

He currently works on future aircraft concepts at Rolls-Royce. He's passionate about showing how diverse and creative a career in engineering can be and has ambitions to become an engineering TV presenter.

 
       
       
 

Lewis Dartnell

LEWIS DARTNELL

Astrobiologist and author of 'The Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch'

Research scientist, presenter and author

Lewis graduated from Oxford University with a First Class degree in Biological Sciences and completed his PhD at University College London in 2007.

He now holds the Professorship in Science Communication at the University of Westminster where his research specialises is in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars.

Lewis also held a STFC Science in Society Fellowship and is very active in delivering live events at schools and science festivals, working as a scientific consultant for the media, and appearing in numerous TV documentaries and radio shows.

Lewis has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work and regularly freelances for newspapers and magazine articles, and has published three books.

 
       
       
 

PROFESSOR DAVID HOWARD

PROFESSOR DAVID HOWARD

Maker of synthesised human voices and writer of Apps and software for voice teaching

Electronic Engineer interested in music technology, human voice production and choir singing.

David is the Founding Head of the Department of Electronic Engineering at Royal Holloway, University of London where September 2017 sees the first student intake.

David is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, has held an EPSRC Senior Media Fellow, is a STEM Ambassador and he takes pride in his outreach work.

“We all have a voice but few know much about how it works; it’s a fascinating subject!”

 
       
       
 

MAX SCOTT-SLADE

MAX SCOTT-SLADE

Launcher of games including The Heist series, Comatose, the Banana Dash series and High Speed Chase

Max has launched a number of successful game IP’s over his 10 year career in games.

As a co-founder of Johnny Two Shoes in 2007, Max launched The Heist series that has gone on to achieve over 250 million plays. Max has also launched many other games played by millions of fans, including Comatose, the Banana Dash series and High Speed Chase.

Building games with film and commercial brands inspired Max to build the wildly successful iOS game in 2010 — Plunderland — with a metacritic score of 86 and over half a million downloads.

Sea Hero Quest, launched in early 2016 with Telekom, was the first game to enable anyone to help with dementia research. With over 2.2 million downloads in the first 2 months, Sea Hero Quest has collected over 7,000 years worth of data for scientists working towards a cure for dementia.

Sea Hero Quest won 9 Cannes Lions awards. Campaign Big Silver Award. Max speaks at events across the globe on game design and the disruptive impact of games on finance, education, health and science.

 
       
       
 

ROMA AGRAWAL

ROMA AGRAWAL

Structural engineer and designer of bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures, including the foundations and spire of The Shard

Structural engineer and designer of bridges, skyscrapers and sculptures, including the foundations and spire of The Shard.

 
       
       
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