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Exhibition empowering young people to engineer a net zero world heads North West

Date
17 May 2024

The latest stop for the ICE's Time Is Running Out exhibition is Jodrell Bank in Cheshire.

Exhibition empowering young people to engineer a net zero world heads North West
The exhibition arrived in Cheshire on 16 May 2024. Image credit: Shutterstock

The ICE's travelling exhibition, Time Is Running Out, has arrived at Jodrell Bank Centre for Engagement in Cheshire, UK.

The exhibition explores the future of infrastructure, focusing on how civil engineers can find sustainable solutions in sectors such as transport, energy and water.

Created by the ICE's UK regions, its aim is to inspire young people who are passionate about the environment to consider a career in civil engineering.

Commenting on the exhibition's arrival at Jodrell Bank, ICE North West regional director, Emma Antrobus, said it's important to encourage those who are passionate about climate change to join the profession.

She said: “Civil engineering is a profession where people can make a big impact on the world around us – from creating green spaces to designing cycle lanes and building renewable energy facilities.

“Our exhibition highlights how engineers can help us live better lives and encourages the younger generation to think about how they can make a difference.

“Climate change and engineering is intertwined very closely, so we need people who are climate champions to join the profession. It is this passion that we are looking to develop and foster.”

Visitors were able to explore the six pods that make up the exhibition. Image credit: Andrew Brooks
Visitors were able to explore the six pods that make up the exhibition. Image credit: Andrew Brooks

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Time Is Running Out - help us engineer a net zero world

The exhibition shows that engineers can make a tangible impact on climate change issues and contribute to the UK's legally binding target of achieving net zero by 2050.

Based around three illuminated pods, the exhibition features original hand-drawn illustrations and profiles of civil engineers.

The pods have embedded screens showing a series of short films where TV presenter Rob Bell explores the following six questions:

  • Why don't we value water?
  • What can we do to end waste?
  • Can we keep travelling?
  • Do we need smarter cities?
  • Where will our energy come from?
  • How do we live with flooding?

The films also showcase award-winning engineering projects from across the UK.

The pods explore some crucial questions. Image credit: Andrew Brooks
The pods explore some crucial questions. Image credit: Andrew Brooks

Touring the country

Further appearances throughout the UK will be announced later this year.

Visit the exhibition website for supporting information about infrastructure, net zero challenges and how to become a civil engineer.

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The exhibition is supported by Arup, Environment Agency, Graham, Jones Bros, Laing O’Rourke, National Highways, Network Rail and Tony Gee and Partners.

  • Jessica Shardlow, communications lead – UK regions at Institution of Civil Engineers
  • Lucy Scannell, communications lead – ICE North West at the Institution of Civil Engineers