From 24th – 26th July, University of Hertfordshire played host to one hundred A Level Maths students, determined to become the engineers of the future. Fifty of the Year 12 students attended the Civil Engineering residential course and the other fifty took part in a Motorsports Engineering course. All students, aged 16 and 17, worked on a series of design-and-build projects that introduced them to exciting areas such as planning, design, and construction.
Students on the Civil Engineering course learned about civil engineering materials, structural analysis, and design, as well as building information modelling. They got involved in practical activities within surveying and materials and were given an understanding of how developments in civil engineering influence the design of infrastructure. The budding engineers were also treated to a visit at the Institute of Civil Engineers, London.
The Motorsports Engineering students learned how developments in motorsport influence the design of mainstream production cars, and how to understand engine mapping operation. They were also invited to test the university’s FS car dynamic behaviour in one of the wind tunnels and take a spin in a leading-edge Formula One motion simulator.