Thursday, 19 April 2018
SELA inspires 2,000 young people to Get Up To Speed with Engineering
Think Inside The Box, conceived, designed and delivered by SELA students, showcased nine engineering disciplines in interactive exhibits as the centre-piece of Get Up To Speed with STEM at Magna Science Centre in Rotherham, alongside well-known engineering organisations including Liberty Steel, AESSEAL, Doncasters Bramah and Mazak.
Ben Sharp, Project Co-Director and chemical engineering student, commented ‘Think Inside the Box was a really exciting opportunity for us to share our passion for engineering with the next generation. It was great to show so many young people how they can apply the maths and science they learn in school to solve real problems and make a positive difference. It was also a great opportunity for us to practice and apply the skills we learn through SELA, and especially networking as we met other exhibitors at the event.’
Head of SELA, Dr Gary Wood, commented: ‘It was fantastic to see our young engineers in SELA sharing their enthusiasm for engineering with people just a few years younger. It was such a powerful way for young people to realise what’s possible in their futures, and to encourage them to see engineering as an option.
‘I am immensely proud of what our students have achieved this year, inspiring future engineers whilst also developing and practising their own leadership skills, creating and developing their own vision for the event and securing the opportunity to take part in Get Up To Speed through their own network.’