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Meet the engineers now in Future Transport Zone CHAT

This evening’s Live Chat has now started. Meet the engineers at futuretransport.imanengineer.org.uk/talk or click the button below. We’re talking electric cars, lightning vs new planes, the roads of tomorrow and more. Come and find out what it’s really like to work in engineering and what the future of transport holds straight from the engineers themselves. The chat is open from 8-9pm. You can meet: Omar Giving electric cars the oopmh they need to convert drivers. Emma Making the roads we have today work better for the cyclists and drivers of tomorrow. Rhys Defending planes of the future from lightning attacks. Drop in for five minutes to see what’s happening or stay for the whole hour to enjoy the informal chat, it’s up to you. It’s an easy to use text chat (like Whatsapp) but any problems, email josh@mangorol.la. Using a phone to CHAT? Resize the chat page by using the ‘Request desktop site’ option … Continue reading

Posted on November 16, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Join the CHAT now in Future Transport Zone

This evening’s Live Chat has now started. Meet the engineers at futuretransport.imanengineer.org.uk/talk or click the button below. We’re talking Formula 1, lightning attacks, melting jet engines and more. Come and find out what it’s really like to work in engineering and hear about the exciting future of transport straight from the engineers themselves. The chat is open from 8-9pm. You can meet: Kayleigh F1 fan now working her dream job for the Renault F1 Team, improving the racecar’s performance each week Emma planning the roads you’ll be driving and cycling on tomorrow, today. Priyanka getting jet engines to work at their operating temperature… 1000 degrees above their actual melting point. Rachel constructing London’s 21st railway station at Kings Cross. Rhys defending planes of the future from lightning attacks. Drop in for five minutes to see what’s happening or stay for the whole hour to enjoy the informal chat, it’s up to you. It’s an easy … Continue reading

Posted on November 15, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Join the CHAT now in Future Transport Zone

This evening’s Live Chat has now started. Meet the engineers at futuretransport.imanengineer.org.uk/talk or click the button below. Come and find out what it’s really like to work in engineering and hear about the exciting future of transport straight from the engineers themselves. The chat is open from 8-9pm. You can meet: Kayleigh F1 fan now working her dream job for the Renault F1 Team, improving the racecar’s performance each week Emma planning the roads you’ll be driving and cycling on tomorrow. Rhys defending planes of the future from lightning attacks. Priyanka helping jet engines work at their operating temperature… 1000 degrees above their actual melting point. Drop in for five minutes to see what’s happening or stay for the whole hour to enjoy the informal chat, it’s up to you. It’s an easy to use text chat (like Whatsapp) but any problems, email antony@mangorol.la. Using a phone to CHAT? Resize the chat page by using the ‘Request … Continue reading

Posted on November 13, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Meet the engineers in Live CHATs, 8-9pm

“Are driverless cars safe?” “What sort of skills make a for a good engineer?” “Is engineering suitable for anyone?” “Will we be able to swap from petrol to renewables in just 20 years?” Each evening, parents and carers can have conversations with a group of engineers in the Future Transport Zone drop-in Live CHATs. Chats are an informal way to meet each other, get answers to questions about engineering, and delve deeper into the work of each engineer. Click the CHAT icon in the top menu to go to the chat page from anywhere in the zone. The live chat page is open from 8-9pm, Monday to Thursday, until November 16th. Engineers: Please comment below with which evenings you can be online. If you’d like to join all or part of the drop-in chats, please comment below to say so, e.g. ‘Hi, I’ll be there on Monday and Wednesday from 8.15 :)’.  There will be a … Continue reading

Posted on November 6, 2017 by modantony in News | 13 Comments

Who’s taking part?

Future Transport Zone Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering All schools offered places in I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer UK will be able to give the parents and carers of their students access to this zone. The Engineers Rhys Phillips | Airbus I look at how to protect aeroplanes against lightning strikes Rachel Bennett | Arcadis Consulting I help design the things that make the trains run Priyanka Dhopade | University of Oxford Jet engines get hot; the bits inside can break or melt; I make sure they don’t. Omar Mustufvi | Jaguar Landrover  I work for Jaguar Land Rover designing the vehicles of the future- Hybrids. Olivia Stodieck | University of Bristol  I’m using new composite materials to design the aircraft wings of the future, to make aircraft more efficient and eco-friendly. Miriam Ricci | University of the West of England I’m involved in a variety of different projects around new technologies in … Continue reading

Posted on October 31, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment