Teams of 12 students (from Years 8 and 9) recently attended the Engineering Extravaganza at the Advanced Manufacturing Park Technology Centre and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Knowledge Transfer Centre, Rotherham. Over 90 students from the following schools took part:
- Clifton Community School
- Outwood Academy Carlton
- Forge Valley School
- Rawmarsh School
- Sheffield Spring Academy
- Thrybergh Academy
- Wath Academy
- Winterhill School
Five professional engineering institutions – The Institution of Civil Engineers, The Institution of Chemical Engineers, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, The Institution of Mechanical Engineers, The Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining – covering a broad range of engineering disciplines joined forces to organise the Engineering Extravaganza with the DEBP, AMRC STEM Outreach and Engagement Team and the AMRC Training Centre.
Schools got the chance to take part in five out of six activities from the following:
- 3D Printing.
- Building the tallest skyscraper and trying to make the most profit.
- Building an air-powered model car and competing against each other to determine which cars will travel furthest.
- Exploring how materials have helped to change and improve our lives.
- Exploring how some gases are used and could be used in the future, as we move towards a lower carbon and more energy-efficient society.
- Virtual welding.