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Open days

Open days

2015 Open Days

​On 2–3 July, the Department of Engineering held its 2015 Open Days, where prospective students are welcomed in to visit and experience the facilities and chat with current students and staff. Following are some photo highlights of the days' events.

Prospective students and parents gather in the Baker building foyer in preparation for the day's events.

Photonics PhD student Calum Williams provides a hands-on demonstration.

An excited future engineer tests the motion of a gyroscope in the Mechanics Lab.

Another prospect prepares to handle the gyroscope under the guidance of Dr Tore Butlin of Applied Mechanics.

A crowd of Open Days attendees is led to their next event at the fountain outside the Baker building.

An electric robotic vehicle is seen in action.

Department of Engineering PhD student Huaji Wang, left, talks about his time at Cambridge to a prospective student.

Dr Rich Wareham of the Signal Processing and Communications Laboratory explains his work to a group of future engineers.

Photonics PhD student Jamie Dolan shows an audience some equipment.

Applied Mechanics research student Chris Nash shows off the workings of an impulse hammer.

Dr Keith Seffen of the Structures Group demonstrates a piece of equipment for several prospects.

Virtual Open Day

A 'virtual open day' has been created on the Department's web site to allow potential students who are unable to attend the actual event to get a flavour of the action.

This site includes panoramic shots of the laboratories and movie clips of some of the demonstrations in action. Of particular value are the two lectures on admissions and the courses offered by the Department given by Dr Geoff Parks, the Director of Undergraduate Admissions. These two lectures can be viewed as streaming video for those with a broadband internet connection, or as slides with audio for modem access.

The 'virtual Open Day' has been developed by the Department's multimedia group, from an original idea by Geoff Parks, who comments:

" We hope that some of our enthusiasm and excitement is transmitted to those who cannot come to either of our two Open Days, and also that those who are coming will be able to use the information provided to plan their day more efficiently and see the events most relevant to their own interests."

The Department Open Days were held on Thursday 3rd and Friday 4th July this year. For details, go to the Open Day website.

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