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Future Engineers April Half Term (8-15 April) – call out to engineers

The Museum of Science and Industry are looking for real-life engineers to take part in one day of Half Term to inspire Future Engineers (8 – 15 April 2020).

The Future Engineers programme will encourage visitors to find their hidden engineer through playful activities and explore the skills engineers use such as creativity, problem-solving, teamwork and investigation.

Please see the attached call for Future Engineers (PDF) for more information and to register you interest get in touch with Georgina.Wells@scienceandindustrymuseum.org.uk

Deadline for applications of interest: Monday 9 March 2020.

Posted on behalf of Georgina Wells, Contemporary Science Programme Coordinator, Museum of Science and Industry.

Naked Scientists Training for PhD Engineers – closes

Are you a PhD student with a desire to be a broadcaster too? Supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Naked Scientists are offering candidates an opportunity to join their award-winning team to learn how to communicate science to broad audiences.

Over an eight week period, successful applicants will develop skills in researching and compiling science news stories, online publishing, podcasting and producing and presenting live radio programmes.

Applicants should be undertaking a PhD in an engineering-related discipline and have the approval of their project supervisor. During the period of the internship, successful candidates will receive remuneration equivalent to their PhD stipend (based on UK research-council approved rates) and it is expected that the PhD completion date will be correspondingly deferred by an amount of time equivalent to the internship duration (eight weeks).

Applications should be submitted in writing, by post, and should include a CV, supporting evidence of any previous relevant experience and a covering letter setting out the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue this training opportunity. Preferred dates, between December 2014 – September 2015, for taking up the opportunity should also be specified.

Based at Cambridge University, the Naked Scientists are a professional media creation venture producing weekly science radio programmes and podcasts that reach audiences in the millions on network radio internationally, including with the BBC.

Please address all applications to Dr Hannah Critchlow, The Naked Scientists, Dept. of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QP.

For enquiries, please telephone 01223 761655, or email Hannah@thenakedscientists.com

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2014

Dr Hannah Critchlow, Neuroscience Editor, The Naked Scientists, University of Cambridge

Free engagement training for engineers – Birmingham/Bristol/Manchester/Bath

Do you love Engineering? Do you wish everyone appreciated how important it is? Do you think there are misconceptions about engineering and wish you could help change its image? If you answered YES to at least one of these questions, this call is for you – join Ingenious Busking.

Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, Ingenious Busking wants to get the public thinking about what engineering really is through short street theatre shows. Themes include: how engineering builds the world around us (visible and invisible), its impact in our lives and crucially, what is the essence of being an engineer.


We are recruiting Engineers to train with us and join the team. The intensive two day weekend courses are open to all professional engineers:

  • Weekend training course in Manchester or Birmingham 30 Nov – 1 Dec 2013
  • Weekend training course in Bristol or Bath 7 – 8 Dec 2013

Throughout the two days you will learn techniques used to engage difficult audiences, learn the INGENIOUS BUSKING Engineering performance routines and be supported in trying these out in the street. No previous experience required. And, you will gain practical communication techniques which can be used in your career.

About us

The coaches Dr Sara Santos (founder of Maths Busking; a mathematician) and Dr Ken Farquhar (founder of the Inspirational Science Theatre Company; a physicist, chemist and juggler) have vast experience supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics professionals developing skills to engage street passers-by with informative, inspirational and amusing short performances. See them in action here.

How to apply

Registration and the courses are FREE. Space is limited so if you are interested please register at: www.ingeniousbusking.com

Otherwise contact us on ingenious@mathsbusking.com.

Posted on behalf of Jane Costello,  Events Coordinator Assistant on behalf of Sara Santos and Ken Farquhar

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