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.
Programme & speakers
Pioneering aeronautical innovation Sam Rogers, Test Pilot, Gravity Industries
Sam will shed light on the approach Gravity has taken to development of a pioneering human flight suit. He will describe their approach of ‘safe failure’ and how design for 3D printing has enabled the success of the Jet Suit. He will show how fundamental principles and design judgement can bring science fiction closer to reality.
About Sam Rogers
Sam Rogers is a Test Pilot & Design Lead at Gravity Industries. He has many years experience with pyrotechnics and built his first solid rocket motor aged 9.
Engineering without borders Katie Cresswell-Maynard, CEO, Engineers without Borders
Ever wanted to make a difference? To improve people’s lives and protect the planet for the future? Katie did, and engineering provided her with the way to do that. In this talk, Katie will talk through how engineering changes our lives for the better and what the engineers of the future will be tackling.
About Katie Cresswell-Maynard
Katie had never heard of engineering at school but, through a chance encounter with a wind turbine, she discovered engineering as the answer to her desire to use both science and creativity to make a difference in the world. After studying mechanical engineering, she worked in cities and climate change before joining the team at Engineers Without Borders UK.
Broken gears and no ideas: Life as a materials engineer Anna Ploszajski, Materials Scientist, Writer and Storyteller
Materials Engineering is all about looking at stuff and trying to understand what makes these materials hard, soft, fluffy, squidgy, heavy, elastic or tasty so we can start building things and solving problems.
About Anna Ploszajski
Dr Anna Ploszajski is an award-winning materials engineer, science communicator and maker on a mission to get people fascinated by the ordinary stuff which makes up the world around us.