Thu, 30 January, 2020
TWI welcomed students and staff from Sancton Wood independent day school to our headquarters at Great Abington near Cambridge.
45 year 10 students visited TWI where they received a series of talks, tours and other activities to encourage their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects and careers.
The talks included a history of energy production and a focus on the future of power generation. This talk detailed the growth of geothermal and wind energy and the part they will play in the future of power in the UK and further afield.
The students and staff were also taken on a tour of TWI’s facilities, where they were introduced to stress testing of materials and the technologies that have been developed to identify faults under stress.
The students also had the chance to test their own engineering skills, firstly by building Lego Mindstorms robots and programming them to locate ‘defects’ and secondly with the ever-popular ‘Welding with Chocolate’ experiment.
Finally, the students were invited to a careers session where TWI staff spoke about their work, studies and how they ended up in their chosen careers and roles with the company. The careers session also included talks on apprenticeships and work experience opportunities at TWI.
The day proved a success and once again demonstrated TWI’s commitment to encouraging the next generation of industry experts.