Expand your mind at university’s engineering open day

The University of Warwick's School of Engineering will host an open day
The University of Warwick's School of Engineering will host an open day
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Members of the public have been invited to gain a fascinating insight into cutting-edge scientific inventions at a university open lab event.

The University of Warwick’s School of Engineering is opening its doors to the community who will be able to get their hands on the toys, tools and gadgets of the future, at the department’s Engineering Day.

Visitors will get to try a mind-controlled Scalextric set, smell with an electronic nose that can sniff out diseases, and see a smoke-ring cannon in action.

With fun games, exciting experiments and interactive shows throughout the day, engineers will be on hand to explain how things work.

Event organiser, Professor Christopher James, a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist said: “This event will showcase engineering in all its guises.

“It has been fascinating getting the many stands and tours we are setting up together – there will be many things to play with, puzzle over and get excited about.

“We are aiming this event at children of all ages - from 3 to 103.”

He added: “Come and find out how engineers truly are helping to change the world in many interesting and exciting ways.”

The University of Warwick’s Engineering Day is on Saturday March 11, 9.30am – 4pm in the School of Engineering, University of Warwick, Library Road, Coventry, CV4 7AL. There is no charge for the event - email engday@warwick.ac.uk