Inspiring talks cover flying into space to building a bridge in Africa

How engineers transform lives was theme at a recent Engineers Inspire event.

Children enjoying STEM activities
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Children enjoying STEM activities

Working with Tim Peake on his mission to the international space station was the subject of a talk to 300 children and parents by Libby Jackson, UK Space Agency Human Spaceflight and Microgravity Programme Manager at the Winchester Science Centre and Planetarium.

The talk was part of April's Engineers Inspire event where Brandon Mills from Mott MacDonald also spoke about working with not-for-profit organisation Bridges to Prosperity in Rwanda. Brandon was one of 10 civil engineers who built a footbridge in the Rutaka Valley to allow safe passage across the Nyagako River for 5,000 people.

Attendees were treated to a special presentation from the Bloodhound - a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1,000mph World Land Speed Record attempt to inspire the next generation to get involved in STEM.

Event organiser and ICE South Branch chair Nick Gray said: "The evening was about inspiring the next generation to look towards science and engineering careers."

ICE members and volunteers made the event a great success. Thanks go to: Libby Jackson, Rob Bennett, Brandon Mills, Bloodhound, CECA, Dawnus, East Solent Coastal Partnership, Hampshire County Council, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, Kings College London, Mott Macdonald, Opus, Osborne, Ramboll, Royal Haskoning DHV, Solent LEP, Trant Engineering Ltd, UK Space Agency, University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton and Winchester Science Centre.