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Pitch 200: Scotland final, Glasgow

  • Social
  • Glasgow
  • 15 June 2019
  • 14:00 - 16:30
Pitch 200: Scotland final, Glasgow

About this event

Pitch 200: the civil engineering competition with a difference.

What do you think is the most creative way to explain civil engineering?

Pitch 200, the engineering competition with a difference, brings together civil engineers to answer that exciting question.

Civil engineers from across Scotland will try to explain their chosen project or concept in the wackiest and weirdest way possible – using all sorts of props and methods. And they will only have 200 seconds to do it!

The winner will be declared ICE Public Ambassador 2020, the face of ICE's public engagement programme. He or she will have the opportunity to speak at public events and to engage a new audience to the world of civil engineering.

Hosted by BBC Scotland’s Science correspondent, Ken MacDonald, Pitch 200 will explain civil engineering in a way you’ve never seen before!


Ken MacDonald

Special/Science Correspondent for the BBC

ken macdonald

Ken reports regularly for Newsnight Scotland. Among the stories he has covered in his BBC career are Piper Alpha, Dunblane and the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. He has also reported on major political events such as the general election landslide of 1997, four US Presidential elections and the opening of the Scottish Parliament.

Recently he has reported on the £8M spent on Glasgow Airport for the arrival of the ‘Superjumbo’ Passenger aircraft. His proudest Newsnight Scotland moment was exclusively predicting problems with the Holyrood election in 2007 and winning a Scottish BAFTA for the coverage which followed the fiasco. In such spare time as he has, Ken enjoys music, reading and theatre.

Event venue

Glasgow Science Centre
50 Pacific Quay
Glasgow G51 1EA
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Catherine MacDonald

e: [email protected]