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Royal Institution Masterclasses 2016

The 2016 RI Engineering masterclasses have now ended. Local schools were invited to nominate two year 9 pupils (1 boy, 1 girl) to attend the Saturday morning Royal Institution Engineering Masterclasses in WMG, at the University of Warwick in the spring term in 2016. These classes started on the 23rd of January.

The Series aims to open the eyes of young people to the excitement, beauty and value of engineering, and in turn, inspire the next generation of scientists, mathematicians and engineers.

The Series is hosted by WMG, and delivered by staff and students from WMG and the School of Engineering. Each masterclass focuses on an aspect of modern engineering and is presented by an engineer actively involved in research or working in industry. The classes take the form of interactive workshop sessions.

The dates for the 2016 Series were: January 23th & 30th, February 6th and 27th, March 5th, 12th.

The sessions delivered in 2016 are listed below.

  • Crash Structures from Recycled Materials: Ben Wood (WMG)
  • Crystal Structures: Shaheen Charlwood (WMG)
  • Will 3D printing turn you into a designer?: Simon Leigh (School of Engineering)
  • Intelligent Vehicles, a taste of things to come: Mark Amor-Segan, Valentina Donzella, Harita Joshi, Gunwant Dhadyalla (WMG)
  • Cyber Securty: Kath Garnet, Andy Rylott (WMG)
  • Coastal Engineering, dealing with waves at our coastline: Jonathan Pearson (School of Engineering)