IET Engineering Open House Day gives young people and their parents the chance to explore how engineering and technology careers play a key role in some of the UK's best known organisations.
The IET’s third Engineering Open House Day will take place on Friday 28 July. This year, more than 30 organisations across the UK - from Cornwall to Aberdeen - are taking part in hosting a free-to-attend event for young people and their parents. The venues will be opening their doors to showcase the importance of engineering and technology and how creative these careers can be. Engineering Open House Day forms part of the IET’s Engineer a Better World campaign to inspire the next generation of engineers.
Children – and their parents – will have the chance to find out about the engineering that goes on behind the scenes at Madame Tussaud’s, Royal Mail, Thorpe Park Resort, BBC Bristol, Sellafield and the UK Astronomy Technology Centre - to name just a few of this year’s participating venues. They will be running hands-on demonstrations, tours, talks with engineers and fun activities throughout the day. There will be a range of activities on offer depending on the venue you visit – from computer coding and making a custom fidget spinner to presenting the weather on a green screen background to learning more about the physics behind the music you love.
Broadcast telecommunications company, Arqiva Ltd, will be running events in Gerrards Cross, Huddersfield and Winchester. Royal Mail will be opening their doors to participants in Birmingham, London and Swindon.
In London, the IET has teamed up with the Brunel Museum, Engineers without Borders, ITN Productions, Madame Tussauds, the National Theatre, Tower Bridge and the Victoria and Albert Museum who will all be hosting events. There is also an event taking place at IET London: Savoy Place.
Other Engineering Open House Day venues across the UK include: Aberdeen Science Centre (this event takes place on Saturday 29 July), Baldock Radio Station, the EEF Technology Hub in Birmingham, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot, Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre in Dumfries, the Concept Shed in Falmouth, the Universities of Huddersfield and Nottingham, the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, Caterpillar in Peterlee (this event takes place on Thursday 27 July) and BRE in Watford.
A full list of the venues, together with information on how to register, is available on the What's on page on the Engineer a Better World website. A short video from last year’s event is on IET.tv. You can also follow the activities taking place on the day via social media - follow #IETOpenHouse.
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