Free family day of engineering and invention in Sheffield

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A free family day hosted by the University of Sheffield hopes to encourage future inventors, creators and virtuosos.

In celebration of National Women in Engineering Day 2016, an ‘Engineering Imagination’ event will take place in the Winter Garden, Sheffield, this Sunday, June 19.

From robots and candyfloss to a giant construction of a tetrahedron, students and staff have ensured attractions for all.

Work on a chocolate experiment, interact with robots or discover how to safely decommission a Nuclear power plant.

Dr Rachael Rothman, Faculty Director for Women in Engineering, said: “History’s greatest inventions came from somebody’s imagination. An imaginative child is likely to create, invent and possibly change the world.”