Year 12 Engineering Trip

Posted on: October 12th 2021Trips & Expeditions

 

Year 12 A level students with an interest in engineering were invited to attend an event at Loughborough University with the AACME (Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering) department.

De Lisle students acted as a judging panel to evaluate videos, produced by new first year undergraduate students from the various engineering specialisms, to promote engineering solutions of the future.  By asking questions of the undergraduates, De Lisle students were able to gain an insight into these interesting, sustainable solutions to global issues, and to declare a top 3 – who were awarded certificates as part of their degree course induction.

Students also attended a working lunch with student ambassadors, current students and academic staff, where they were able to discuss university study and the various options open within the broad field of engineering.  This was also a chance for students to see academic posters and get up close with demonstration engines, a plane and formula one car, as well as student-built racing cars!

Following this event, students were given a tour of labs within the AACME department, including stepping inside an anechoic chamber (a room designed to completely absorb sound) and seeing an autonomous vehicle and drone testing lab – including a demonstration, a chemical engineering lab and a polymer lab.

This was a fantastic opportunity for Year 12 to meet academics and undergraduate students and be given advice when thinking ahead to university study.  Many thanks goes to the staff and students for an excellent afternoon for Year 12 students.

Mr Greenwood, Careers

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