Free family day of engineering and invention in Sheffield

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

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 4:53 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 5:02 pm

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.

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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.”