Engineering Open House Day 2016
The IET has launched a short video, which shows some of the highlights from this year’s IET Engineering Open House Day and what inspired budding engineers and their parents most on the day.
In July, organisations across the UK opened their doors to host more than 1,600 young people and their parents at 28 events from Aberdeen to Winchester.
Alison Carr, Director of Governance and Policy at the IET went along to the Open House Day event at London’s Tower Bridge where young people could see for themselves the engineering that goes into one of the Capitals most iconic landmarks.
Alison said: “The day’s a chance for parents and children to look behind the scenes, both at places where you wouldn’t expect to see engineering – the National Theatre and Victoria and Albert Museum – and some places where you might expect to see engineering but you get to see the real detail. (Engineering Open House Day is about getting) to see exactly what goes on and why engineers are so important."
Now in its second year, IET Engineering Open House Day aims to inspire young engineers and their parents by opening up opportunities for them to see how creative and innovative engineering can be.
A full list of the venues to take part this year, together with details of the IET’s wider campaign and an image gallery from the day are available on the Engineer A Better World website.
The Engineering Open House Day video is now available on IET.tv.