The IET will be hosting another EngFest on Tuesday, 2 April 2019 and this time the event's entirely aimed at inspiring the next generation.
EngFest, the IET's Flagship STEM event, returns to IET London: Savoy Place in 2019 to explore the world of engineering and futuristic technology. The one-day event will include a mix of inspiring talks, exciting exhibits and hands-on workshops for school groups.
The event is aimed at 11-18 year olds and is split into two streams:
EngVentures (for Key Stage 3 and 4 students) will include a series of workshops, talks and exhibitions. The talks will address topics such as what does the future look like? Will we ever get to Mars? Can microscopic robots help cure cancer? How will artificial intelligence change the world as we know it? There will also be workshops on what it's like to hack into a submarine, build a jet engine, or save a city from a natural disaster using remote-controlled robots.
Fast Forward is for Key Stage 5 students who will experience a day of talks from some of the world's most exciting and innovative scientists and engineers. Each speaker will provide insights into future trends and technologies that have the potential to improve people's lives and address some of the world's biggest challenges.
The day will be hosted by TV presenter Rob Bell and we've got some exciting speakers lined up throughout the day, including NASA's Dr Anita Sengupta, Sabine Hauert, Swarm Robotics expert and Brian David Johnson, Futurist and writer.
If you'd like to find out how your children's school can take part, please visit the EngFest website. The website contains details about the speakers and activities taking place on the day and links to the school ticket ballot.
The ticket ballot is open until 21 December 2018 and we're urging schools to sign up soon as spaces are limited.