Cambridge Engineering Outreach supports participation in science, engineering and technology related events in the UK, particularly in the Cambridge area.
Cambridge Engineering Outreach aims to:
· Introduce children and young people to the fun and excitement of Engineering in a university research environment;
· Organise and support Engineering events which encourage currently underrepresented groups to apply to Higher Education;
· Use teams of student and staff volunteers to help make Engineering, Higher Education in general, and the University of Cambridge in particular, accessible, to raise aspirations and to reduce gender/culture stereotypes;
· Provide opportunities for CUED students and staff to help inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists while developing their own transferable skills;
· Support the work of relevant local organisations such as Cambridge colleges, Cambridge Science Festival, Cambridge Admissions Office and Cambridge Museum of Technology
· Provide an opportunity for students to develop their skills in communicating Engineering ideas to a non-specialist audience.
Typically, we offer tours of the Department to any school group that asks. Hands-on activities are organised as part of events such as the Science Festival or programmes designed to widen the demographics of the University of Cambridge and Engineering in particular.
To enquire about activities please fill in this Engineering Outreach Request Form.
Below you can find information regarding the types of activities we offer.
If cost is a problem please indicate this on the request form.
|Duration||Target age||Group size||Cost||Notes|
|Primary Rocket launchpad||1.5 hours||Years 5 and 6||30 maximum||Free||This activity runs twice daily for 1 week in March and 1 week in June.|
|Work experience||1 week||Years 10, 11 and 12||Individuals||Free||Applications for work experience open in autumn and close at the beginning of January. Placements occur in the middle of July. Follow the link for more information.|
|Krazy Kit Kars||2 hours||Age 8 upwards||Flexible||£150|
|Penny whistles||2 hours||Year 11 onwards||30 maximum||£150|
|Rolled paper tube bridges||2.5 hours||Age 8 upwards||30 maximum||£150|
|Cardboard bridges||2 hours||Year 11 onwards||30 maximum||£150|
|How wings work||1 to 1.5 hours||Year 9 onwards||Flexible||£150|
|Tour of undergraduate teaching areas||1 to 1.5 hours||Year 10 upwards||15, with some flexibility||Free|
|Rolled paper tube towers||2.5 hours||Age 8 upwards||30 maximum||£150|
|Rolled paper tube cranes||2.5 hours||Age 8 upwards||30 maximum||£150|
|Hovercraft||2 hours||Age 8 upwards||Flexible||£150|
|Programming Lego robots||1 hour to 2 days||Year 7 onwards||20 maximum||