Date & time

Wed, 20 Jan 2021
13:00 - 15:45



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About this day

In three highly interactive sessions our team of engineers will explore different types of engineering including civil, structural, mechanical and more.  Each session also includes a Q&A session to quiz the engineers.  Our aim is to encourage the uptake of Engineering at the highest level and instil curiosity in all.  The day will be brought together with a unique opportunity to ‘Ask an Engineer’.

Programme & speakers

Recipe for a skyscraper Roma Agrawal, Structural Engineer

Ever wondered how the bridges, buildings and tunnels which surround us in the city were designed and built? Roma will show you how people, cars, nature and materials are turned into numbers to make sure our structures don’t collapse.

Roma Agrawal

About Roma Agrawal

Roma, an award winning broadcaster and structural engineer is described as “the new voice of women talking about science and engineering and making it cool” by The Telegraph.

Engineering in a spacesuit Jackie Bell, Imperial College London

Dr Jackie Bell will give us an insight into her career journey so far and the engineering needed to get in to space! She’ll explore the real-world (and in some cases out-of-this-world) problems engineers need to solve to send astronauts into space.

Jackie Bell

About Dr Jackie Bell

Jackie is a Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College London. In 2017 Jackie took part in the BBC Science production ‘Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?’.

Robotics and AI: where next? Dave Cliff, University of Bristol

The rate of progress in computer technology over the last 50 years has been phenomenal, but we are close to hitting unavoidable limits. This forces us to think of new approaches and to draw inspiration from biology.

Dave Cliff

About Professor Dave Cliff

Dave is a Fellow of the British Computer Society. In 2013 he co-wrote and presented a one-hour documentary TV programme called “The Joy of Logic”, broadcast by the BBC. He has worked in financial engineering for 25 years.