Explore the science and hazards of generating electricity from fission. Design, build and test a container to safely transport “nuclear” waste.
We are keen to work with schools to help raise awareness of engineering and demonstrate the opportunities that studying for a degree in engineering can provide. We invite pupils and teachers to try some hands-on engineering, to hear about our research, and to find out about life at university.
During the Autumn Term 2017, the Schools’ Liaison Officer has delivered School of Engineering free outreach education programme to over 400 KS2 pupils at 10 schools in Lancashire and Cumbria.
Teachers have been very positive about the experience:
The programme consists of a choice of 5 full day engineering challenge workshops, including two new themes, Stored Energy and Mechanical Engineering. Each workshop provides the Year 5 and 6 pupils with the opportunity to apply their STEM knowledge to real-world engineering challenges.
Introduce your pupils to the exciting world of engineering. Bring science, technology, engineering and mathematics to life with real-world challenges. Provide pupils with opportunities to enrich their STEM learning. Practice STEM skills and collaborative working. Choose from the following themes:
The School of Engineering was one of only 12 universities selected to host this year's Institute of Engineering and Technology’s Faraday Challenge Day.
Teams of Year 8 students from four Lancashire schools; Lancaster Girls Grammar, Hodgson Academy, Fulwood Academy and Our Lady’s Catholic College raced against the clock to solve real-life engineering problems. The crew of the incredible Land Rover BAR catamaran asked the teams to create innovative engineering related solutions to help them achieve winning performances in the America’s Cup race.
Each team used their small budget to design, build and test their prototype producing some innovative and unique solutions. The winning team from Lancaster Girls’ Grammar were awarded a trophy and individual prizes and could be one of the top 5 teams out of 147 schools from across the UK to compete in the national final.