Chat to our Engineers

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16:00 - 16:45
Department of Engineering Science
Department of Engineering Science
Thom Building, Parks Road
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Target audience
Age range
Age 11-12 (year 7), Age 12-13 (year 8), Age 13-14 (year 9), Age 14-15 (year 10)
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To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2021, the Department of Engineering Science is hosting a Chat to our Engineers webinar aimed specifically at school students interested in engineering.

Join Dr Katherine Collett in an exclusive webinar as she talks about her research, career and what it’s like to be an engineer. The session is aimed at students in years 7-10 and will be hosted by one of our Student Ambassadors.

Dr Katherine Collett on “Net-zero: How can we engineers help to get there?”
We all know we need to reach net-zero to help tackle climate change, but what are the technical hurdles we need to overcome to make this a reality? Renewable energy is great, but what about transport and heating? How can we create low-carbon building materials and reduce emissions from food? And what about low income countries where solutions need to be affordable and context appropriate?
These are a few of the topics Katherine will discuss with you during her talk, and as future engineers you might be the ones finding the answers.

The event will be hosted on an online platform and will have a limited number of spaces available. Spaces will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis and joining instructions will be sent to all successful attendees a few days prior to the event taking place. Participants will need to have their parents/guardians’ permission to take part, and full safeguarding procedures will be followed during the event.