The School of Engineering hosted a "Futures in Engineering Taster Day" in mid March, which resulted in 16 students from the South of the state being selected, along with 16 students from the North and North West, to participate in the 2012 “Futures in Engineering” program.
These 32 students spent two very full mornings in early May on campus. Over the two mornings the students actively participated in numerous engaging challenges such as designing and building egg crash cars, building a wind turbine and a spaghetti tower. They also learnt about electronic circuits and renewable energy through fun engineering activities, capably led by the STEM Education and Outreach team. Their time on campus also included a tour of the CREPS laboratory and the Power and Fluids workshops.