Red Arrows inspire engineers of tomorrow at Expo 2020

Pilots and engineers of the longer term have been impressed by an interactive science, expertise, engineering and arithmetic (STEM) occasion held on the UK Pavilion.

The present was hosted in partnership with the UK Royal Air Force (RAF) aerobatic crew the Red Arrows and Heriot-Watt University Dubai.

Drones, robots, 3-D printing, and Formula One-style automotive constructing had been featured through the studying session, offering an in-depth take a look at the sector of engineering and the dimensions of alternatives for brand new generations.

Tadgh O’Donovan, deputy vice precept and head of engineering, Heriot-Watt University Dubai, mentioned: “Sometimes individuals suppose engineering is all about maths and science, however there may be a lot extra to it – and it’s a lot enjoyable.

“Engineers don’t do issues twice.

“I all the time encourage my courses to play with the expertise – it’s not an project.

“If college students are usually not excited to get entangled, then we’re doing it fallacious!

“It’s for all ages; you’ll see kids here today as young as three years old looking up at the skies and seeing the amazing Red Arrows fly and they’ll wonder ‘how does that happen?’ and ‘how can I be a part of that?’”

O’Donovan added: “We have 60 members of the RAF right here as we speak; this entourage contains engineers and technicians – it’s not only one individual flying the plane.

“It’s a great example of precision engineering.”

O’Donovan hailed Expo 2020 as one of the best stage on this planet to show innovation, predicting that sustainability will likely be Expo’s most important final result: “It’s the largest problem that engineers face; it’s additionally the largest problem that society faces, however I consider engineers have a key function to ship sustainability.

“We speak about how a lot vitality is used taking a flight, however the query is that if we’re to decarbonise, does that imply we fly much less?

“I don’t consider that.

“I believe engineers are going to give you options in a sustainable means.

“There will likely be a growth in sustainable fuels.

“The UAE goes to be a frontrunner in hydrogen and the way that’s going to impression and help aviation sooner or later.

“Sustainability is what all aspects of engineering will be addressing in the next few years.”

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