Introducing our Taster Talk series for teachers
Just in time for Christmas! Our Engineering & Design Taster Talk series is now live. Five lectures each under five minutes presented by academics from our five subject areas (architecture, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, and electronic & electrical engineering). We’ve developed these resources to be used by teachers during their afternoon tutor time, with each video accompanied by a classroom activity and the chance to find out more about our presenters.
Our talks cover:
- how we define great architecture
- how we can make structures safe by tuning their frequencies
- how we can manage our waste water more sustainably
- how we can generate small amounts of electricity from our surroundings
- what the future of electronics will look like
Why we developed these
These talks are a “content gift” from the University of Bath to all teachers. They’ve been developed with this idea at heart. We are sharing our expertise to get classrooms talking about engineering and design: why it’s important, what it can achieve and how it will help us build a sustainable future. We’ve created the series because we’ve been told by schools that it is needed, not just to support teachers in filling their tutor time, but also to demystify university study for their classes and exactly who can be an engineer.
The project has been funded by Widening Participation, the video content developed by lecturers in the Faculty of Engineering & Design, and the classroom activities collated by Technology Enhanced Learning. Hopefully, this set of resources will make life a little easier for teachers in 2019 and maybe inspire some future engineers to apply to university.