Engineering You're Hired
We are looking for alumni and industry contacts familiar with Engineering project design and implementation to support almost 1,500 second year students with their stills development.
Date: Wednesday 31 January and Friday 2 February 2018
Time: Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm, Friday 11:30am - 5pm
Venue: The Diamond, The University of Sheffield
Engineering You're Hired (EYH)
Engineering You’re Hired is a week long activity that builds on the first year project week, Global Engineering Challenge. Students work in multidisciplinary teams and bring their own discipline knowledge to collaboratively propose a design and a plan to take it to the “proof of concept” stage.
A number of the projects have been suggested by industry, creating a current and relevant opportunity for students to apply their academic learning to industry.
Previous projects have included:
Throughout the week the students work through the design process:
Define - Understanding the problem
Decide - Define & quantify the design question
Data - Will it work? Calculations to prove the concept. Involvement of Industry Mentors
Develop - Design development & project plan
Defend - Present and defend project plan. Involvement of Industry Assessors
There are two roles available for alumni and industry contacts to participate in.
Wednesday 31 January 2018, 9:30am - 5pm
Who we are looking for:
Alumni and industry contacts familiar with engineering project planning and implementation.
Unfortunately we are not able to accommodate those in further study or academia as we already have representation throughout the week.
Industry mentor role:
You will work with the student groups throughout the day, bringing your real-world experience in project implementation to bear on their projects. Student groups are able to 'consult' any of the industrial mentors about their projects.
One or two industrial mentors will be assigned to a hub of student groups to talk to them informally about their projects. This will be followed by 'boardroom' sessions, during which you will join a staff member and PhD student facilitator to feedback on student presentations.
Industry Assessor FULLY BOOKED
We would be very grateful if you could circulate this among other alumni and contacts that you think may be interested in attending.
If you have any questions, please contact Richard Ward, Learning and Teaching Development Manager (Faculty of Engineering), R.B.Ward@sheffield.ac.uk 0114 222 1358