Girls Imagineer the Future
Saturday 21st June 2014

Celebrate National Women in Engineering Day with free workshops in Brighton
Sponsored by University of Brighton School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics and Curiosity Hub

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Workshop Activities

Wild Animal Robotics

Build a 'hungry alligator' robot using Lego® WeDo and then bring it to life using the simple visual programming! We'll also learn about the mechanics of motors, gears and pulleys.

Bioengineering Challenge

Biology and engineering come together as we create 'bionic arms'. We'll use craft supplies and learn about the engineering cycle - Design, Build, Test, Improve - to help us complete the challenge!

Robot Rescue (ages 10+)

A search and rescue mission needs your help! We'll use Lego® Mindstorms to assemble a robotic arm then learn to use the simple visual programming software to instruct our robots to complete the challenge.

Create Computer Games

Create your own on-screen computer game using Scratch (a kid-friendly visual programming tool)! Design your own characters then learn how to program them to move and score points.

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Saturday 21st June 2014

Schedule

10:00am Wild Animal Robotics
11:15am Engineering Challenge
1:00pm Create Computer Games
2:15pm Robot Rescue (ages 10+)

Location

University of Brighton | Watts Building
Lewes Road
Brighton
BN2 4GJ

This event is FREE!
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In order to maximise our outreach, please limit your order to two workshops per child. Thank you!

Recommended for ages 6+. Registration is required for a child to attend a workshop. Parents/guardians are welcome to observe and do not need to register for the workshop themselves. Please note that this event is aimed at girls; boys are welcome to attend if accompanying a female workshop attendee.

NWED

National Women in Engineering Day

National Women in Engineering Day has been set up by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. WES wants to focus attention on the great opportunities for women in engineering, at a time when it has never been more important to address the engineering skills shortage. By encouraging girls into engineering careers we will not only be increasing diversity and inclusion – a business imperative – but enabling us to fill the substantial future job opportunities that have been predicted in this sector.

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Sponsored by University of Brighton - School of Computing, Engineering & Mathematics and Curiosity Hub

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University of Brighton - School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics

The School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics is at the forefront of teaching, research and consultancy in Computing, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Mathematical Sciences and Product Design. The School develops courses in close consultation with industry and professional bodies to ensure that their graduates have the range of skills employers are looking for.

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Curiosity Hub

Curiosity Hub provides creative and engaging Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) enrichment classes and workshops across Brighton & Hove and Sussex. Kids and teens can explore science and engineering design challenges and get 'hands-on' with cutting edge technology.

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Workshop Leader & Event Organiser - Jacqueline Currie

Jacqueline draws on diverse experiences from both the engineering industry and education to lead creative STEAM workshops and classes. Jacqueline holds a master's degree in aeronautical engineering and previously worked as an aerosystems engineer, before becoming Director of Technology and Engineering Programs at a science enrichment centre near Washington, DC.

In 2014, Jacqueline launched Curiosity Hub in Brighton & Hove. She has observed first-hand the positive impact that experiential learning can make to a child’s interest and enjoyment of STEAM topics and is proud to be involved with the inaugural National Women in Engineering Day.

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