2E STEM SUMMER programs

August 2017

Aerospace Engineering Summer School – Year 11

Kingston University (residential)

 

If you want to give flight to the aircraft of the future, this course is a great way to get your ambitions off the ground.

 

Get hands-on experience with a range of technology used in the design and development of modern aircraft. Learn the basics of aircraft flight, the principles of lightweight structural design, and the need for efficient propulsion systems. Plus, you can test out different designs for yourself in the wind tunnel, flight simulator and in-flight. You’ll also learn more about the cost and environmental factors driving today’s engineers to design innovative technology for the future.

 

  • Work in a small team to plan, design and build your own environmentally sustainable aircraft model.

  • Learn about the science of flight through a series of special masterclasses and workshops.

  • Experience the characteristics of new aircraft designs in our state-of-the-art flight simulator.

  • Consider the societal benefits of widespread air travel and balancing this against environmental costs.

  • Explore a range of career paths in aerospace engineering.

 

Age: 15 to 16

Aerospace Engineering Summer School – Year 10

Kingston University (residential)

 

If you want to give flight to the aircraft of the future, this course is a great way to get your ambitions off the ground.

 

Get hands-on experience with a range of technology used in the design and development of modern aircraft. Learn the basics of aircraft flight, the principles of lightweight structural design, and the need for efficient propulsion systems. Plus, you can test out different designs for yourself in the wind tunnel, flight simulator and in-flight. You’ll also learn more about the cost and environmental factors driving today’s engineers to design innovative technology for the future.

 

  • Work in a small team to plan, design and build your own environmentally sustainable aircraft model.

  • Learn about the science of flight through a series of special masterclasses and workshops.

  • Experience the characteristics of new aircraft designs in our state-of-the-art flight simulator.

  • Consider the societal benefits of widespread air travel and balancing this against environmental costs.

  • Explore a range of career paths in aerospace engineering.

 

Age: 14 to 15

Aerospace Engineering - International Space School Educational Trust’s (ISSET) Mission Discovery Summer School

Kings College London (residential and possible non-residential options)

 

ISSET’s Mission Discovery Summer School programme is a great opportunity for ordinary students to do something extraordinary. Secondary school students from ages 14 - 18 get to work with NASA Astronauts, rocket scientists and NASA personnel for a week. Mission Discovery works off a first-come first-serve basis. In teams, students will propose an idea for their own scientific experiment; the best idea will be launched into space and carried out by Astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

 

With help from brilliant NASA role models, Astronauts, Astronaut trainers, NASA personnel, scientists and engineers; students will learn about space and STEM through a variety of exhilarating hands-on activities, based on themes such as:

 

  • NASA leadership and team building

  • How space exploration benefits life on Earth

  • Experiencing the environment of space

  • Looking at different kinds of experiment and what makes them great

Achieve your DofE Gold with Mission Discovery King's College London residential package

Age: 14 to 18

Automotive Engineering – Year 9

Coventry University (residential)

 

Want to make a living working with cars? Get your dream career into gear with this hands-on course, learning from automotive engineers from top companies such as Aston Martin and Jaguar Land Rover..

 

From mechanical design and electronic systems to noise and vibration perception, this dynamic course will help steer your career in automotive engineering. With the help of some of the best industry pros, you’ll design and develop your own project using exclusive equipment at Coventry University – giving you a real taste of the challenges and rewards of a career in this dynamic industry.

 

  • Explore the elements of automotive engineering including design, mechanical engineering, safety and vehicle performance.

  • Tackle budgets and see how your decisions affect finances.

  • Learn from engineers from leading automotive companies and draw on their knowledge and experience.

  • See what it takes to be a true engineer, finding creative solutions that have real potential.

  • Start thinking about a range of career paths that could take you far and wide.

  • Have fun working as a team, building your confidence and sharpening your problem solving, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

Age: 13 to 14

Aviation Technology Summer School – Year 12

University of Leeds (Residential)

 

Get your aviation career off to a flying start by learning about everything from aerodynamics and control systems to aviation meteorology and air traffic control.

 

Get a taste of what it’s like working in the exciting world of aviation. Fly a commercial airliner in the University’s Airbus A320 simulator and Piper Seneca simulators. Learn about everything from how a plane flies (aerodynamics, engines, control systems) and aviation meteorology, to how flight crews interact, Air Traffic Control procedures and aviation health and safety. All from academics as well as commercial airline pilots, who can give you a first-hand insight into a range of exciting careers that could take you places.

 

  • Take part in a range of lectures, interactive group projects and laboratory workshops.

  • Get a real understanding of how important aviation is to the global economy.

  • Have a go at flying the University’s flight simulators.

  • Learn about the highs and lows of engineering in aviation, a truly high-tech sector.

  • Work with aviation industry engineers, university academics, current students and commercial airline pilots, getting valuable careers advice.

  • Get exclusive access to the University’s modern testing equipment.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

Age: 16 to 17

BAE Systems Engineering Experience Summer School – Year 9

Lancaster University (Residential)

 

Get a taste for what it’s like to work in engineering with people who live and breathe it every day in the world of defence, security and aerospace. Design and make a real working project with the help of top apprentices and graduate engineers from BAE Systems – specialists in defence, security and aerospace systems. Put your lateral thinking to the test, solving problems and finding the best solutions to deliver your project on time and on budget. You might even find the perfect career waiting for you.

 

  • From helicopters to land vehicles, you’ll design and build a real working model using a range of materials and control systems.

  • Learn how computing links to control systems in engineering.

  • See what it takes to be a true engineer, finding creative solutions that have real potential.

  • Explore a range of career paths that could take you far and wide around the world.

  • Work alongside experts who know their stuff and can answer all your questions.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

Age: 13 to 14

Biomaterials Summer School – Year 12

University of Loughborough (Residential)

 

On this course you will learn about the diverse range of biomaterials and their use in many applications, ranging from regenerative medicine to food packaging. You will emerge with a real understanding of the vital importance of biomaterials for our future.

 

Nature is possibly the best ever materials scientist, being able to produce a large variety of (bio)materials that can satisfy the most diverse applications. However, mankind is still far from making full use of nature’s potential in terms of biodegradable and biocompatible compounds. Improving our understanding of how natural materials work is opening the way to new technologies/applications and enhancing our quality of life.

 

Some of humanity’s biggest advances and future challenges are dependent on materials and the work of scientists and engineers. One global challenge is our increasing need for sustainable materials.

 

  • Learning about materials derived or inspired by natural sources, through a series of master-classes and lab work.

  • Discover materials characterisation, including electron microscopy, and take a tour of the university’s world-class facilities.

  • Competing in the ‘Biomaterials team challenge’ involving research, practical work, discussion and creativity, to present your conclusions at the end of the week.

  • Gaining an overview of the current trends in biomaterials research.

  • Learn about materials selection for engineering applications.

  • Explore the physical and chemical properties of biomaterials and how they can be improved for demanding applications.

  • Visit a major industrial partner to see materials engineering in action.

  • Sharpen your team building, communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Age: 16 to 17

Biomedical Engineering Summer School – Year 11

University of Southhampton (Residential)

 

Exciting new technology is revolutionising medicine; scientists and engineers are working together to come up with new and improved ways to offer healthcare to people. Those at the cutting edge of human bionics are developing a new range of ‘smart’ prosthetic devices – artificial joints, limbs and organs – that could help thousands of amputees and arthritis sufferers. If you are interested in how engineering relates to the world of medicine and science, then this course could help open the door to a career in which you could really help improve people’s lives.

 

Biomedical engineering is the application of engineering principles and design concepts to medicine and biology. This field seeks to close the gap between engineering and medicine. It combines the design and problem solving skills of engineering with medical and biological sciences to improve healthcare diagnosis, monitoring and therapy. On this course you will be introduced to the possibilities of a career in biomedical engineering.

 

You’ll explore the role of engineering in the design of medical devices, rehabilitation, physiological research and patient safety. You’ll emerge with a real understanding of how vitally important engineers are to modern healthcare.

 

  • Using your engineering skills to design and build a device that solves an everyday clinical problem

  • Gaining an understanding of patient life and how this affects the role of the biomedical engineer

  • Learning how engineering plays a part in helping the rehabilitation process after surgery or injury

  • Gaining an understanding of the devices modern medicine relies upon to track vital signs and treat patients

  • Attending laboratory demonstrations which look at motion analysis and ultrasound imaging

  • Taking part in masterclasses covering topics like stem cells and regenerative medicine, fixing fractures, implants and electric stimulation of muscles

  • Building on your own skills and strengths and adding them to a team effort to solve engineering problems.

Age: 15 to 16

Computer Science Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

 

As part of this course, students will explore both the foundations of computer science, and its potential to produce transformative innovations. It should be noted that this is neither a software engineering course, nor a strictly theoretical one. Amongst other things, topics for the week will include: The History, Future, and Social Implications of the Computer; Computer Music; Number Systems and Logic; Quantum Computing; Algorithms; Artificial Intelligence; Computer Ethics; Software Analysis and Design; and Cryptography.

Age: 15 to 18

Computing and Microelectronics Summer School – Year 12

University of Southampton (residential)

 

Unravel the challenges faced by computer and electronic engineers in an age of continual technological advances – all at the UK’s leading university in the field.

 

  • Build and programme an autonomous robot that can navigate its way around an arena and collect objects. Compete against other robots in the competition arena.

  • Learn about the design, fabrication and testing of devices, circuits, microprocessors and systems.

  • Explore the exciting theories and practices in computing and electronic engineering.

  • Get first-hand experience of university life, mingling with university professionals and students.

  • Visit the nanofabrication centre and high voltage laboratories.

  • Take part in masterclasses on nanofabrication of graphene transistors, energy harvesting and high voltage engineering.

  • Sharpen your team building, communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

Age: 16 to 17

Dentistry Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

This Summer School will cover: dental consultations, diagnosis of dental problems, restorative procedures, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry, periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Over the course, students will develop the skills required to interact effectively with patients as well as encountering the medical theory behind dental problems and procedures. We will be using detailed case studies to explore the pathologies that dentists deal with on a regular basis. Students will also have the chance to explore sub-specialities in dentistry, including periodontology, which involves the study of the dental supporting tissues and their diseases, and orthodontics, a field of dentistry that has seen rapid growth and advancement over the last few decades.

 

In addition to the more traditional aspects of the dental profession, we will also be considering the links between dentistry and the wider medical world. For instance, maxillofacial surgery involves invasive surgical treatment of the mouth, jaw and face and it is a highly specialised sub-field – before engaging in this type of surgical treatment, including facial reconstruction, the removal of impacted teeth and mandibular bone grafting, surgeons are required to have undertaken a full four-year qualification in dentistry.

 

Age: 15 to 18

Electronic Engineering Summer School – Year 9

University of Sheffield (Residential)

 

Bring your ideas to life in the connected world of Electronics, working alongside experts that will show you what it takes to be an effective Electronic Engineer. 

 

In recent years rapid technological advances have produced innovative products that have changed the way we all live, work and socialise. Learn how you can use Electronics to develop solutions; turning your ideas into real-life products. Electronic Engineering is a broad subject area that covers microprocessors, circuits, communication systems, sensors, semiconductor devices and much more. This course will develop your practical skills with the help of real-life engineers that do this for a living.

 

  • Get access to the state of the art University of Sheffield ‘Diamond’ engineering facility

  • Design your own real working Electronics project

  • Learn what it takes to be an effective engineer from the experts at leading Electronics companies and draw on their knowledge and experience.

  • Tackle budgets and see how your decisions affect finances.

  • Have fun working as a team, building your confidence and sharpening your problem-solving, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Age: 15 to 18

Engineering Summer School: Dare to Engineer – Year 9

Cardiff University (residential)

 

Ignite your potential with the ‘Dare to Engineer’ course that shines a spotlight on the exciting and dynamic world of engineering.  Designed specifically for Year 9’s this course will dare you to imagine the world of tomorrow, giving you the chance to work alongside world leading engineering companies which in the past have included Aston Martin, Jaguar Land Rover and the RAF.

 

Experience first-hand what it takes to be an engineer by designing and creating prototype products with the help of young engineers that do this for a living. Dare to put your lateral thinking to the test, solving problems and finding solutions – giving you a taste of the challenges and rewards that a career in this dynamic industry can offer.

 

  • Analyse high-tech engineered products, the roles they play, and what makes them work.

  • Design and build your own working prototype product using a range of materials and control systems.

  • Tackle budgets and see how your decisions affect finances.

  • Analyse your data to find ways to improve your project.

  • See what it takes to be a true engineer, finding creative solutions that have real potential.

  • Explore a range of career paths that could take you far and wide around the world.

  • Work alongside experts who know their stuff and can answer all your questions.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Age: 13 to 14

Engineering Summer School – Year 9 Girls

Imperial College London (non-residential Outreach Program)

 

This non-residential Imperial College engineering summer school for Year 9 girls will promote the breadth of engineering disciplines available when you study science and maths subjects through interactive projects and activities.

 

Students will work in groups within each engineering themed session as they explore the range of engineering disciplines available at Imperial. Supported by undergraduate mentors, students will tackle challenges across engineering utilising their knowledge of maths, physics, chemistry and biology.

 

Students will cover aeronautics, bioengineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computing, earth sciences and engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, materials science and engineering and mechanical engineering learning how engineers use their scientific knowledge to develop solutions to real-world problems. 

 

The course is non-residential and will give students an insight into university life. Students will be part of a small cohort and will have the opportunity to build links with fellow participants and student mentors through the summer school. At the end of the week there will be a showcase where each group will present their project to their peers, leaders, family, friends and invited guests.

 

This course is fully funded by Imperial’s Faculty of Engineering (travel not included) and therefore we will be assessing applications for eligibility.

Please note, this course is only available to students who are currently domiciled in the UK.

 

Course aims:

  • To provide subject enrichment, practical hands-on activities and lab-based project work which may not be available in school

  • To introduce students to a range of engineering disciplines

  • To motivate and elevate students’ learning towards higher levels of attainment

  • To identify the need to improve subject knowledge and be motivated to increase understanding of subject areas

  • To understand the mathematical and quantitative bases of their scientific research and the types of skills required across science learning and future pathways

  • To reinforce and supplement knowledge and understanding of curriculum topics

  • To develop students' group working, investigation, presentation and communication skills, therefore increasing confidence in their own ability

 

              

 

 

Age: 13 to 14

Engineering: Girls in Engineering – Year 9

University of Warwick (residential)

 

See how you can create, design and invent your way in the world by thinking big and learning from engineers who do it every day.

 

Unlock your potential as a brilliant engineer with the help of experts from organisations like Airbus, Leonardo, National Composites Centre and National Nuclear Laboratory. Put your technical and team skills to the test to solve problems and deliver creative solutions on time and on budget. It might be the first step on a career path that can really take you places.

 

  • Analyse high-tech products, the roles they play, and what makes them work.

  • Design and build your own working project using a range of materials and control systems.

  • Tackle budgets and see how your decisions affect finances.

  • Analyse your data and find ways to improve your project.

  • See how the high-tech things you learn about are used in the real world.

  • Listen to engineers from companies such as Leonardo, Ford and Google talk about the world of engineering.

  • Explore a range of career paths that could take you far and wide around the world.

  • Work alongside experts from Leonardo, along with others, who know their stuff and can answer all your questions.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

Age: 13 to 14

Engineering Summer School – Year 12

Imperial College London (Residential Outreach Program)

 

This residential engineering summer school aims to broaden students' interest in and experience of a variety of engineering disciplines with a view to assisting them in making an informed course choice. 

 

Students will work in project groups within a subject stream and will undertake a practical investigation during the week. Supported by undergraduate mentors, students will tackle challenges within various engineering disciplines.

 

This course will suit you if you are interested in any of the following subjects:

  • Aeronautical Engineering

  • Bio-engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Earth Sciences Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Materials Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering

 

Age: 16 to 17

Forensic Investigation Summer School – Year 12

Cranfield University (Residential)

 

Uncover the science behind forensic investigation alongside experts working at the forefront of defence and security in the UK. As well as testing your new skills and knowledge in the lab, you’ll get to take part in a hands-on project as part of a team.

 

  • Developing your understanding of the importance of defence and security through masterclasses and workshops led by postgraduate and academics

  • Exploring the uses of forensic investigation to investigate casualties in different scenarios.

  • Learning about the fundamental principles of forensic investigations.

  • Setting up and running experiments in a laboratory environment using state-of-the-art analytical and experimental tools.

  • Getting hands-on experience with advanced equipment and facilities.

  • Investigating and taking part in a team project.

  • Improving skills in teamwork, problem solving and communication.

 

 

Age: 16 to 17

Marine Technology Summer School – Year 10

University of Strathclyde (Residential)

 

Go even deeper into the underwater world of marine technology and explore the challenges faced by professionals working in the field every day.

 

Get even closer to the world of marine technology, working with experienced professionals to examine more advanced challenges and opportunities in this field. You’ll not only build on your skills, but will navigate some of the real demands facing engineers by designing and building marine vessels. As part of the process, you’ll also explore the art of naval architecture, ship design and off-shore construction.

 

  • Tackle design-and-build projects with the help of experienced marine engineers working in the field.

  • Visit a local business to see cutting-edge marine technology in action.

  • Take part in presentations by experts who can answer all of your questions.

  • Have exclusive access to specialist equipment on campus, including a towing tank.

  • Explore the role of the marine engineer and a range of career paths that could take you around the world.

  • Work with and learn from engineers, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

 

 

 

Age: 14 to 15

Marine Technology (Advanced) Summer School – Year 11

Newcastle University (Residential)

 

In this advanced programme, you’ll work with pros from the School of Marine Science and Technology to better understand the technical challenges faced by marine technologists when working in extreme conditions. Proudly sponsored by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

 

Get a deeper understanding of the technical challenges faced by marine technologists working with volatile ocean environments where waves, wind and currents combine to produce some of the harshest conditions on Earth.

 

You’ll not only get hands-on engineering experience, learning from experts in the field, but discover the practical application of computer software and theory. If you’re thinking about a career in marine technology, this course is the perfect place to start.

Undertake an advanced design-and-build project with the help of experienced marine professionals and working lecturers from Newcastle University.

 

  • Use state-of-the-art marine technology laboratories to measure the effects of extreme weather conditions on marine devices.

  • Take part in presentations by experts, giving you a taste of university life.

  • Spend time on campus at Newcastle University and visiting facilities including the Students’ Union, library and sports centre.

  • Explore a range of career paths in marine technology that could take you around the world.

  • Work with and learn from engineers, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, and presentation skills.

 

 

Age: 15 to 16

Maritime Engineering and Ship Science Summer School – Year 9

University of Southampton (residential)

 

The University of Southampton invites you to explore the fascinating world of Maritime Engineering and Ship Science, and to experience the challenge of innovative design for the maritime environment.  The event is hosted by the Fluid Structure Interactions Group at the Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, home of the largest university based towing tank in the UK.

 

Our oceans cover 70% of the globe’s surface. They provide food, minerals, and oil while shipping provides the transport that enables 90% of the world’s trade. Beyond this they contain huge amounts of untapped energy resources and potential for further exploration. To utilise the ocean in a more sustainable way, we need creative and inquisitive minds like yours to advance new technological solutions. Through this course you will experience first-hand what it takes to design ships and renewable energy technologies which harness the power of the ocean. You will face the challenges of testing your ships in stormy sea states. You will also have the chance to talk to talented young engineers and researchers, who are directly involved across the maritime frontier, from world class sailing competitions to building the vehicles which dwell in the unexplored abysses of our planet.

 

  • Learn and use ship design principles and renewable energy technologies.

  • Hands-on practice designing, building and testing ships and wave energy harvesting devices. Supported by maritime engineers and researchers.

  • Visit a leading international marine technology company.

  • Access cutting edge research facilities to enhance your design skills.

  • Listen to presentations from engineering companies and present to experts who will share their experience and answer your questions.

  • Enjoy team working and socialising with your peers while improving time management and presentation skills.

  • Learn more about careers at sea and life working at sea.

Age: 13 to 14

Mathematics Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

 

The Mathematics Summer School is an opportunity for students to spend five days exploring some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary mathematics. Students will explore a range of pure and applied areas of mathematics including linear vector spaces; series and limits; multi-variable integration; first and second order differential equations; applications of differential equations; proofs; sets; infinities; algorithms; cryptography and Turing machines. As a general structure, students will develop a theoretical understanding of a particular area of mathematics in the morning session, before exploring the practical applications of these theories in the afternoon.

Age: 15 to 18

Medicine – Young Doctors Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

 

The Young Doctors Summer School offers an introduction to the world of medicine for younger students. Each part of the Summer School is structured so that more academic sessions are interspersed with fun and enjoyable activities which are designed to test and apply the theoretical knowledge gained.

 

Students will take part in practical activities, like learning how to suture a wound and in role play and case study scenarios, where they take the role of practitioners and consultants – diagnosing and recommending treatment options. There will also be experiments, group work and quizzes on each day.

 

Part 1 will cover Dealing with Patients, Haematology, Radiology, Cardiology and Suturing.

 

Part 2 will cover Neurology, Medical Ethics, Psychiatry and Paediatrics.

Age: 11 to 14

Medicine Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

 

Medicine Summer School will be split into five parts, each of which will cover different areas of medical practice. Although each part complements the others, they can also be approached as stand alone events, so students can attend either one part only, two parts, three parts, four parts or all five.

 

Part 1 will include Dealing with Patients, Radiology, Haematology, Cardiology, Trauma and Suturing.

 

Part 2 will include Neurology, The Respiratory System and Psychiatry.

 

Part 3 will include Oncology, Clinical Pharmacology and Gastroenterology.

 

Part 4 will include Obstetrics, Paediatrics and Childhood Development. 

 

Part 5 will include Tropical Medicine, Epidemiology, Immunology and Surgical Skills. 

 

Age: 15 to 18

Medicine Pre-University Summer School

Kings College London (residential and possible non-residential options)

 

This course is designed to provide high school students with a valuable insight into life as a medical student and a doctor. This course offers students the chance to broaden their understanding of the study of medicine and the wide variety of career options within health and healthcare. 

 

By the end of the module, you should have:

 

  • experienced a variety of learning activities typical of a first year undergraduate degree in Medicine

  • built on your existing knowledge of core elements covered in a first year undergraduate degree in Medicine

  • carried out independent research on a given topic and produced a structured and well supported response to an assignment brief

  • worked collaboratively in diverse groups to produce a presentation

Age: 15 to 18

Mining Engineering and Geology Summer School – Year 12

University of Exeter, Cornwall Campus (residential)

 

See if you’ve got what it takes to be a mining engineer of the future, helping to solve the challenges around mining natural resources in an environmentally and economically sustainable way.

 

Unearth the life of mining engineers, responsible for the safe and economic extraction of minerals such as gold, diamonds, coal, oil and industrial materials like clay, granite and limestone. See how the products of the industry are woven into the fabric of modern life, and how the latest technology is helping to minimise the impact of mining on the environment. Plus, you’ll get to handle a range of minerals and learn how they’re refined and processed.ol of Mines Trust.

 

  • Learn how minerals are found, mined and processed for end use.

  • Visit local quarries and spend a day at the underground facilities at the Camborne School of Mines.

  • Find out about minerals and their properties and what will happen when they eventually run out.

  • Understand how to survey minerals using the latest computerised techniques and equipment.

  • Take part in presentations by experts, giving you a taste of university life.

  • Get advice from young engineers already on the way to realising their dream career.

  • Work with and learn from engineers, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice.

  

Age: 16 to 17

National Grid Engineering Summer School – Year 10

National Grid (residential)

 

Get switched on to engineering in the energy sector, boosting your knowledge about the energy supply industry of today, and tomorrow.

 

See first-hand the size and scale of the hardware used in the energy supply industry keeping the lights on and gas flowing. You’ll get to explore the challenges in making sure energy supply is affordable, reliable and sustainable in the future. If you’re thinking about a career in this sector, this is a fun and interactive place to get started.

 

  • Explore the world of energy through a series of interactive workshops and demonstrations.

  • Learn how gas is moved around in volume.

  • Learn from National Grid professionals and draw on their knowledge and experience.

  • Take part in presentations from experts who know their stuff and can answer all your questions.

  • Have fun working as a team, building your confidence and sharpening your problem solving, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Age: 14 to 15

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Naval Architecure Summer School – Year 11 & Year 12

Plymouth University (residential)

 

If design and construction of marine vessels floats your boat (or sinks your submarine) this course will give you the hands-on experience in naval architecture that could help launch an exciting career.

 

As one of the highest paid tech professions, naval architecture combines art, science and maths to solve some of the most challenging problems in modern engineering. This is your chance to see what’s involved in creating and maintaining different types of marine vessels. You’ll also get to put your skills to the test by designing and building your own Landing Craft Vessel – typically used to transfer personnel and equipment to beachheads and test it at one of Plymouth University's wave tanks. Here, the obstacle course will aim to simulate every condition a vessel should find itself, including natural and man made obstacles, slipstreams/currents and waves.

 

  • Explore the fundamentals of naval architecture and what it takes to ensure vessels are seaworthy.

  • Discover the principles of hydrodynamics and different methods of propulsion.

  • Be part of a team building project at the National Marine Aquarium and Plymouth University.

  • Design, build and test your own Landing Craft.

  • Take a look at the facilities and vessels at a submarine museum and Devonport Royal Dockyard*, one of the largest marine engineering complexes in Europe.

Age: 15 to 17

Nuclear Engineering Summer School – Year 10 &

Year 11

Lancaster University (residential)

 

Get clued up on the exciting developments in nuclear engineering right now, and discover a range of career options waiting for you. Proudly sponsored by Lancaster University and the National Nuclear Laboratory.

 

Explore the challenges facing nuclear engineers in the modern world, such as radiation, environmental conservation and waste. It’s the perfect way to get hands-on experience, designing and making your own project and taking part in activities that’ll challenge your thinking – a brilliant step towards an exciting career that can take you far.

 

  • Work with expert nuclear engineers to solve practical engineering problems

  • Learn more about issues such as the environmental considerations and hazard prevention that can come with the technology behind nuclear programmes

  • Find out about decommissioning and radioactive waste disposal

  • Learn about cutting edge work in areas like design, modelling, robotics and reactor technology

  • Explore a range of dynamic careers in the nuclear industry

  • Pitch your project ideas for funding in a ‘Dragons’ Den’ style activity

  • Work with industry professionals, drawing on their knowledge and putting your new skills into practice

 

 

Age: 14 to 16

Physics Summer School

University of London, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London

 

The Physics Summer School is an opportunity for students to explore some of the most exciting and challenging ideas in contemporary physics. Each course consists of a structured 5-day programme covering a selection of interesting and diverse topics, ranging from black holes and time travel to the search for exo-planets and life outside our solar system.

 

Physics Summer School – Part 1: focuses on Classical Mechanics and Astrophysics and is open to students aged 15-18.

 

Physics Summer School – Part 2: focuses on Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.

 

Age: 15 to 18

Physics Summer School – Girls (Year 10)

Royal Holloway, University of London (Residential)

 

Discover Physics in our everyday life and in the lab and understand how it shapes the world around us. Proudly sponsored by the Stephen Hawking Foundation and Cambridge Quantum Computing, in association with Royal Holloway, University of London.

 

Get inspired by world-class research taking place in Royal Holloway.

  • Investigate some of the techniques used to discover new particles like the Higgs Boson

  • Take part in presentations about quantum phenomena in extremely low temperatures

  • Discover how researchers are trying to find out what dark matter is made of

  • Work in small teams to create your own Physics video

  • Get hands-on with experiments and demos

  • Combine science and art and develop your own projects

  • Ask all the questions you ever had about Physics to our team of friendly academics

  • Find out more about careers in Physics

  • Discuss what it is like to study Physics with our student Ambassadors.

 

Age: 14 to 15

Girls

Psychology Pre-University Summer School

Kings College London (residential and possible non-residential options)

 

This course is designed for students considering undergraduate study in Psychology and related subjects. Students will be introduced to core aspects of studying Psychology at this level and be encouraged to adopt problem based learning to see how insights from research can be applied to real world issues. With the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience being one of the world’s leading centres for interdisciplinary research in psychiatry and psychology, King’s can provide students with a valuable insight into this field of study. 

 

Age: 15 to 18

Rail Solutions Engineering Summer School

University of Birmingham (residential)

 

The railways are in increasing demand, and projects such as HS2 mean that a new generation of railway engineers is needed to meet tomorrow’s challenges. Sponsored by Siemens Rail Automation.

 

The railways offer many exciting and rewarding careers, but most students don’t know these exist. The course is intended to “shine a light” on these opportunities, and encourage you to explore what the railways have to offer. You’ll learn about the challenges that face the UK’s rail network, as well the specific technologies including: railway crashworthiness, aerodynamics, instrumentation, robotics and automatic train control.

 

The course will focus mainly on a range of engineering topics, but also includes elements of instrumentation and computing programming. There is ample opportunity for creative thinking, as well as the chance to develop your practical skills using hand and power tools, and your communication skills to develop marketing material and man a stand at a mini trade show. You will also be able to develop your team working and project. skills.

Age: 15 to 18

Renewable Energy Engineering Summer School – Year 10 and Year 11

Newcastle University (Residential)

 

Imagine living in a low-carbon world and find out how you could help make it happen with innovations in energy technologies from the marine environment.

 

Our modern world has been built on ever-changing technologies plugged into traditional energy sources such as coal, oil and gas. The challenge for today’s engineers is finding sustainable energy sources for the future that are safer for the environment. A rich resource of energy for the UK is the ocean, and marine engineers are at the forefront of practical solutions to capture the power of the sea. In this course, you’ll discover new innovative ways to generate electricity from the wind, waves and ocean currents. Plus, you can put your theories to the test in your own hands-on project.

 

  • Learn about different low-carbon energy including wind, waves and tides through a series of masterclasses and laboratory sessions.

  • Have your questions answered by experts in renewable energy and marine engineering.

  • Get access to state-of-the-art research facilities including wave tanks, wind-wave-current tanks and circulating water tanks to conduct your own experiments.

  • Explore the engineering challenges in capturing, distributing and storing energy from the environment.

  • Design and make your own innovative low-carbon energy capture devices, tested in commercial and research test facilities.

  • Learn from student mentors from marine technology and engineering.

 

 

 

Age: 14 to 16

STEM Global Summer School

Imperial College London (residential and possible non-residential options)

 

Imperial College London’s Global Summer School is an intensive two-week residential programme for the highest achieving students across the world. The programme is aimed at 16 and 17 year olds who have a passion for science, technology, engineering or mathematics.

 

Week one - knowledge building: you will start the programme in one of three learning streams. You will be asked, during the application process, to rank the learning streams in order of preference. We will try our best to accommodate your preference when we allocate people to different streams:

 

  • The engineering stream combines elements of engineering and design, combined with specialist seminars and workshops delivered by different engineering departments throughout the week. You will have the chance to explore essential engineering skills, working in groups and using problem-based learning to find solutions to real engineering projects.

                         

Medicine and life sciences: The Medicine and Life Sciences stream aims to provide insights on careers in medicine and the life sciences, whether as a doctor or as a researcher, through hands-on experience of cell biology experiments and their impact in medical research and drug development. You will be given experience of safe, effective laboratory research using the scientific method to design, test and report your research. In addition, you will spend a day at one of Imperial's affiliated hospitals learning clinical skills from leading health professionals.

                         

Physical sciences: The Physical Sciences stream focuses on the physics and mathematics of a central concept in the physical sciences through a series of lectures, workshops, practical investigations and through the use of computing simulations.

 

Each stream follows a similar structure of lectures and seminars, taught by current Faculty members. The classroom-based programme is accompanied by hands-on sessions in our labs and workshops where you’ll use real equipment and learn a range of relevant practical skills under the supervision of our academics and mentors.

 

Week two - team work and problem solving: you work alongside students from other learning streams in a team challenge that will test the knowledge and skills you have gained in week one. You will work in mixed teams to develop solutions modelled on real problems, such as those faced by technology businesses and start-ups. Each team will be given a briefing of what will be required from them by the end of the week and will have the opportunity to work independently and creatively, but under the guidance of experts in the field. Challenge topics in the past have included 'Robots for Healthcare' and 'Colonising Space'. Week two builds to a final showcase event, where you’ll present your ideas to a panel of experts, with prizes available for the best teams.

 

 

Age: 16 to 17

STEM and Engineering Summer School

Imperial College London (Residential Outreach Program)

 

This Year 10 residential summer school aims to encourage participants to continue studying science and engineering subjects through offering taster sessions of different science and engineering disciplines. 

 

For the scientists among you, get ready for an action packed four days that will take you deeper into the realms of the subjects you know including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths, looking at them in new, exciting ways. You will be taking part in hands on practicals and workshops in real Undergraduate labs with some of Imperial’s finest academics and students. 

 

For the budding engineers, you’ll be amazed at how many different disciplines of engineering we can fit into four days! You will try your hand at a number of different disciplines, and you will also take part in a number of hands on activities, be introduced to some core concepts in engineering and witness first hand exciting technology that is being developed in our research labs. 

 

Students on both strands will also experience University life in London through working closely with Undergraduate Mentors and staying in University Halls during this residential Summer School. The course will feature a number of social activities in the evenings both in South Kensington and central London.

 

Course aims:

  • To provide students with the opportunity to experience a taster of different subjects within their chosen strand

  • To inspire students to consider continued study in the STEM subjects

  • To improve students academic and communication skills and have confidence in their own ability

  • To provide students with a taste of residential university life

 

 

Age: 14 to 15

STEM Project Summer School – Year 11

Imperial College London (Residential Outreach Program)

 

This residential summer school aims to address the challenge of progressing from GCSE to A-level in science subjects, which many students find to be a significant jump.

Students will work in project groups within their chosen subject strand and will undertake a practical investigation during the week. Supported by undergraduate mentors, students will tackle challenges within chemistry, biology or physics.

 

  • Chemists will cover topics such as synthetic and analytical chemistry across the physical, organic and inorganic disciplines.

  • Biologists will be investigating organismal biology studying topics from microbes to monkeys.

  • Physicists will explore further conceptual ideas as well as how physics can be used to develop solutions to a number of real-world design problems and thus its applications in engineering.

 

Projects will be developed in conjunction with researchers aiming to use up-to-date techniques and equipment to solve problems in a similar way to university groups, with as much hands-on exposure to labs as we can fit in.

 

The course is completely residential and students will experience broader university life through a series of social activities as well as time to relax and share experiences with other participants and undergraduate mentors.

 

At the end of the week there will be an academic-style conference where each project group will present a poster detailing their investigation to their peers, leaders and invited guests.

 

This course is fully funded by Imperial College Outreach and therefore we will be assessing applications for eligibility.

 

 

Age: 15 to 16

STEM – Year 12 Sutton Trust Summer School

Imperial College London (Residential Outreach Program)

 

This four-day residential Summer School for Year 12 students is fully funded by The Sutton Trust and Imperial College London. Imperial College will host two Sutton Trust Summer Schools, when you apply you will be asked to select one of the weeks:

 

WEEK 1: 

Subjects Include:

  •          Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  •          Biomedical Sciences

  •          Biological Sciences

OR

 

WEEK 2: 

Subjects Include:

  •                Biomedical Sciences

  •                Physics 

  •                Mathematics

  •                Chemistry

  •                Bioengineering 

 

Students should apply via the Sutton Trust (applications open January) and will be required to choose the strand and dates they are applying for at that time.

 

Age: 16 to 17

STEM – Year 12 Imperial College Summer School Work Experience Programme

Imperial College London (Non-residential Outreach Program)

 

Imperial College offers one week placements in one of the following six departments across the College:

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

  • Life Sciences

  • Materials

  • Mechanical Engineering

  • National Heart and Lung Institute

  • Physics

 

The work experience programme will give you the opportunity to experience the exciting world of research that we are proud of here at Imperial College London. The programme will offer a variety of experiences across the week including:

 

  • Talks from Heads of Departments and group researchers

  • Talks relevant to applying to university covering topics such as personal statements and interview skills

  • The chance to shadow different researchers

  • Time to produce a scientific poster that you will present at our mini conference on the final day

Please note that the Imperial College Work Experience Programme is aimed at year 12 students currently domiciled in the UK only and is a non-residential programme.

 

Age: 16 to 17

STEM - Explore UCL Year 11 Summer School

UCL, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London (Outreach Program)

 

The Explore UCL Summer School gives Year 11 pupils a real taste of university life through a four-day, three-night residential summer school held on UCL’s main campus in central London.

 

The summer school will include a range of lectures and workshops in a variety of subjects to introduce you to the different teaching and learning methods used at university. You will work in small groups with other students from across the UK. Each group will have a current UCL student, Student Ambassadors, working as their group leader. Student Ambassadors will be on hand to answer any questions you have about studying at university and what London student life is really like.

 

Strand B: Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects

 

There are 120 places on the programme for students who attend non-selective state schools in the UK, and who are identified by their teacher as highly able (expected to achieve five or more A or A*s/7-9 grades at GCSE).

 

Age: 15 to 16

Structural Engineering Year 12 Summer School

Coventry University (Residential)

 

Take everything you know about structural engineering and build on it with this exciting hands-on course.

 

From sports venues and office blocks to rollercoasters, bridges and space satellites, see what it takes to design and build structures that can withstand virtually anything from earthquakes to storms and human use. Get real insight into the life of a structural engineer and put your own skills to the test in a design-and-build challenge.

 

  • Explore the fundamentals of structural engineering including pressures, stresses and strains.

  • Discover the principles of statics, mechanics, different structural forms and materials.

  • Consider the strength of different materials and how they can affect design.

  • Put your new skills to the test by designing and building your own structure on budget.

  • Get career advice from technical specialists who work in this field every day.

  • Have fun working as a team, sharpening your communication, time management, planning, and presentation skills.

Age: 16 to 17

Young Researcher - Explore UCL Year 11 Summer School

UCL, Bloomsbury Campus, Central London (Outreach Program)

UCL and the Brilliant Club run the Year 11 Young Researchers programme in partnership to support students in their transition from GCSE to post -16 study.

 

You sign up to study a subject, taught by a UCL PhD student, over the course of the programme, discussing the tutor’s area of expertise and research in a university seminar setting. Alongside these subject sessions, you will receive advice and guidance workshops from the Brilliant Club to equip you with the skills needed to succeed in Further Education. The programme concludes after you submit an assessed piece of writing, which you will receive feedback on you’re your PhD tutor.

 

There are 120 places on the programme for students who attend non-selective state schools in the UK, and who are identified by their teacher as highly able (expected to achieve five or more A or A*s/7-9 grades at GCSE).

 

Age: 15 to 16