Inspiring the next generation – workshop for engineers and STEM ambassadors

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Careers & education
25 April 2018 14:00 - 16:00
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This event consists of a lecture on STEM engagement followed by a practical workshop in which participants will construct their own vibrating brush monster, whilst learning how to conduct the activity in class and enthuse the children about STEM. Brush monsters have also gone down a storm at events such as the Big Bang Fair, Cheltenham Science Festival and the Imagineering Fair.

 The lecture is aimed at helping engineers and STEM ambassadors to develop their communication skills to meet new audiences at festivals, science centres and community events. Led by Laura Fogg-Rogers and Corra Boushel from the UWE Science Communication Unit, the workshop will help engineers to understand public audiences and events, select suitable activities, and plan out their engagement opportunities.

This will be followed by the practical workshop led by Caroline Alliston. This event is supported by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Class packs of materials and components will be made available to participants who plan to conduct the activity at their local school. Brush monsters are very popular with schools who are keen to include enriching cross-curricula activities. It is designed to tie in with the curriculum (D&T, electricity and forces), whilst providing a fun, engaging design and build experience.

Lots of other fun design and make projects including balloon buggies, fan boats, CD racers, fairground rides and computer controlled models will also be available for participants to have a go with. Check out Caroline’s website for more information on STEM activities.

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UWE Room Number 2Q42
University of the West of England
BS16 1QY
United Kingdom

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