The Department of Engineering is opening its doors to school science teachers over the weekend of 13th to 15th of December, courtesy of the Institute of Physics, who are running their 'Physics Update' course here this year.
The course is being hosted by Dr Hugh Hunt, on behalf of the Department. "It is the first time the Institute of Physics have decided to hold this event in Cambridge, and we are all very excited about their choice of the Department of Engineering as a venue (a first for them!). It is a great opportunity for us to show schoolteachers how Engineering is based on Physics and Maths, and how it might be a sensible career option for many of their students."
There is a stimulating series of lectures and workshops for the teachers to attend, including Dr Holger Babinsky explaining how wings work, Dr Hugh Hunt on boomerangs, Allan McRobie on the Millennium Bridge, Dr Richard Prager on 3D ultrasound as well as lecturers from other parts of the University talking on topics as diverse as particle physics, materials science and multimedia education.
The teachers will stay in Cambridge for the weekend and will have evening lectures and dinner at Trinity College, where Hugh Hunt is a Fellow.