Week of Engineering

 The Schools Programme

The free events for “Week of Engineering” have been collated below to enable a one screen view of what is on offer for your students during the week of 31 July – 5 August.  There are a few extra events added since my last email so do take a look at these wonderful STEM opportunities.  This event is aimed at Years 11-13. Places are limited so please register to avoid missing out.

Register online  http://www.weekofengineering.co.nz/school-programme/

SCHOOLS PROGRAMME SUMMARY

Monday

31-Jul

Morning

Stantec

Students will be involved in an engineering problem solving Quakecraft workshop to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing and Computer Aided Design you will work in teams to design your very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table.They will get to meet engineers and find out about their career pathways and about what they do.

Monday

31-Jul

Morning

Mindlab

The Mind Lab by Unitec are offering an interactive and immersive free workshop in our Christchurch lab. See website for more details.

Monday

31-Jul

Afternoon

ENZTEC

The visit to Enztec will allow students to gain an understanding of the theoretical and practical sides of designing and manufacturing orthopaedic instruments. They will learn about the product lifecycle from concept design, through prototyping, evaluation and final manufacture. Emphasis will be placed on the end user (surgeon) needs and how our designs solve their problems and allow them to operate seamlessly. There will be an opportunity to talk with our most recentengineering graduates who come from mechanical and biomedical backgrounds.

Monday

31-Jul

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

Harrison Grierson

Harrison Grierson is widely regarded as one of the leading engineering and design consultancies in New Zealand. We challenge ourselves to think creatively and find truly innovative solutions. What makes us unique is that we’re always looking for measurable ways to enhance the natural, social and built environments around us.  Harrison Grierson would like to invite Year 11 students for a day of showcasing the career pathway of engineering and the exciting prospect of working at HG. You’ll hear about the projects we undertake at Harrison Grierson, engage with an interactive activity in teams and hear from an engineering graduate about the interesting projects they are involved with and what they enjoy about engineering.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Morning

AECOM NZ Ltd

Site visit either Russley Road (Memorial overpass, harewood underpass, southern airport access) so structural + civil engineering or An Accessible City in the CBD.

Tuesday

1-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Tuesday

1-Aug

Full Day

ARA

Quakecraft structural engineering activities and a guided tour of ARA facilities. See website for fuller description.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Afternoon

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Wednesday

2-Aug

Full Day

OPUS

Opus is dedicated to creating what matters for future generations – by using the smartest technology, data and people to make communities better to live in. We do that by employing the best and brightest engineers, designers, researchers and planners who work on fascinating engineering and infrastructure projects all over the world.

Wednesday

2-Aug

Full Day

ARA

Quakecraft structural engineering activities and a guided tour of ARA facilities. See website for fuller description.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Dynamic Controls

Dynamic Controls designs and manufactures electronic controls for power wheelchairs and mobility scooters which are sold world-wide. During the visit students will be given a brief introduction to Dynamic before a description of a typical research, design and development process. The students will be introduced to engineers of different disciplines then given a change to drive a power wheelchair. Students who a considering a career in control electronics, imbedded software or mechanical design engineering will see first-hand something of what is involved.

Thursday

3-Aug

Morning

Davis Ogilvie & Partners Ltd

Students will be involved in an engineering problem solving Quakecraft workshop to design and prototype a sustainable tiny house for extreme conditions and natural disasters, including earthquakes. Using 3D printing and Computer Aided Design you will work in teams to design your very own model house and test its structural integrity on a shake table. They will get to meet structural, civil and geotechnical engineers and find out about engineering career pathways and about what engineers actually do.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Holmes Solutions

We would give the students a tour of a structural test facility, and give short demonstrations of shake table testing, tensile testing and possibly other types of testing.

Thursday

3-Aug

Afternoon

Airways

Students will find out about engineering and technology at Airways. They will get to see behind the scenes at some of the technology used in the radar and air traffic control industry.
www.airways.co.nz/careers/engineering-and-maintenance/

Thursday

3-Aug

Morning

Stantec

Water Engineering Challenge : Stantec (formerly known in NZ as MWH) is one of the top 20 global engineering design firms in the world,with 22,000 professionals working in over 200 countries. In New Zealand, we are heavily involved in water, transportation and energy engineering projects.  We invite students to join us for an interactive challenge in our Christchurch office!  During the session you will be getting hands-on using some everyday items to engineer your own water filtration device. You will also have the opportunity to experience our virtual reality gear. We will introduce you to some of our engineering professionals who are happy to answer any questions around what their work involves.

 See Mr Webster for more details