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Mechanical Engineering: An Online Interactive Taster Day With The University Of Sheffield

23rd April 2020 @ 11:00 - 12:00

Discover Mechanical Engineering Taster Session

In the pitch black, a bat speeds through the air and swoops around a tree to eat a tasty insect snack. Bats avoid trees and find snacks just by using sound. Scientists and engineers have taken this further and are using sound to detect flaws in the ancient UK sewage system!

We are now designing a swarm of small robots that use sound to detect cracks and blocks in sewers. In this talk, you will look at how engineers use physics to approach to the use sound. Will you be able to recognise the sound of a blocked sewer?

This session is now fully booked.


Suitable for: Year 12.

The IT Setup: The event will be a Bluejeans event and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. They will be able to interact with the team at Sheffield via microphones and typed comments and questions. Details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for students from schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the form below:

NB. This session is now fully booked.


23rd April 2020
11:00 - 12:00
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