So You Think You Can Design A Jet Engine?! - A Toolkit For Communicating Materials Research

Impact: Societal impacts, Technological impacts, Cultural impacts

Narrative

This prize-winning outreach project exploits our capability in 3D X-ray imaging to showcase our world-leading research activities in aeroengine materials and manufacturing processes, stimulating young people’s interest in science and technology by challenging them to design an engine of their own. Involving an extensive schedule of public events, workshops and activity days, as well as a permanent exhibit at Manchester’s Museum of Science & Industry, the project has engaged and enthused hundreds of thousands of members of the public. These outreach activities were recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering through the award of its Nexia Solutions Education Innovation prize.

Category of impact

  • Societal impacts
  • Technological impacts
  • Cultural impacts
Date
2014

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