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Royal Institution Masterclasses 2017

Local schools were invited to nominate two year 9 pupils to attend the Saturday morning Royal Institution Engineering Masterclasses in WMG, at the University of Warwick in the spring term in 2017. These classes started on the 28th of January 2017.

This 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 was hosted by WMG, and delivered by staff and students from WMG and the School of Engineering. Each masterclass focused 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 2017 Series were: January 28th, February 4th and 11th, March 4th, 11th and 18th.

The sessions delivered in 2017 are listed below.

  • Will 3D printing turn you into a designer?: Simon Leigh (School of Engineering)
  • Crash Structures from Recycled Materials: Peter Wilson Felipe Cicaroni Fernandes, Paula Kishi Kurdoshi (WMG)
  • Software and Control: Margaret Low (WMG)
  • Material Matters: Tara Schiller, Nessa Fereshteh Saniee (WMG)
  • The Power of Process: Mairi Macintyre (WMG)
  • Autonomous Vehicles - a taste of htings to come: Paul Jennings, Harita Joshi, Valentina Donzella, Siddartha Khastgir (WMG)