The Institution of Engineering and Technology(IET), Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), and Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IoM3), have joined forces to organise the Extravaganza as part of what's called Tomorrow’s Engineers Week.
The Extravaganza will take place at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre with Boeing’s Knowledge Transfer Centre on 10 November and involve around 120 pupils from schools in the region.
The event is designed to encourage youngsters, aged 12 - 14, to take up a career in engineering by giving them:
- Hands on experience of different engineering disciplines by working in teams to solve engineering challenges.
- A chance to see what goes on at the AMRC’s Training Centre and quiz apprentices about what’s involved in learning manufacturing skills.
- The opportunity to find out about advanced manufacturing technologies like additive manufacturing and friction stir welding from independent research and technology organization, TWI.