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Making waves at underwater engineering careers event

16th October 2018

Young scientists from across the North East are being invited to meet with subsea engineers and find out more about underwater career options during an event at Northumbria University, Newcastle this week.

The Engineering Under the Waves event has been organised by the Society for Underwater Technology and is aimed at Year 12 and 13 students studying Maths, Physics and Engineering in the region.

It will involve talks from a variety of organisations working within the subsea engineering sector as well as a hands-on practical activity, prepared by some of the event’s sponsor companies. This will give the students taking part an idea of what engineers do in their everyday work.

There will also be opportunities to speak to people working within the industry to ask questions and find out more about new research projects taking place within this area.

The event is being hosted by Northumbria University and students attending will be invited to look around Northumbria’s Engineering labs and meet staff from the University’s Mechanical Engineering degree course.

Dr Antonio Portas works for Northumbria’s NUSTEM project, which aims to encourage and inspire the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics students through a wide variety of educational events.

He said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Engineering Under the Waves event here at Northumbria. This will be an excellent opportunity for young engineers to find out more about this fascinating branch of engineering, meet people who are actually working in this area and find out first hand just what it involves.”

Thai Truong, of the Society for Underwater Technology, said: "Every year we organise this event and every year it gets bigger and better. This is an amazing chance to find out what it takes to be an engineer in a fast-paced, challenging environment - whether that's at a desk in a design office, workshop or offshore.”

The event is also being attended by a number of sponsors including SMD, Royal IHC, Baker Hughes (a GE company), Osbit, TechnipFMC and BEL Valves

For more information please and to book please click here.

Last year Northumbria University opened its new £6.7 million STEM facilities, which include a wind tunnel, a bespoke engine test cell facility, rapid prototyping equipment and a scanning electron microscope. These cutting-edge technologies have enhanced existing teaching and research facilities for the 3,500+ students currently studying STEM subjects, as well as enabling the launch of new undergraduate and Masters degrees in subjects such as Automotive Engineering, Physics and Civil Engineering. 

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