Materials Science and Engineering taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying Material Science and Engineering at university.

Processing kiln

Introduction to Materials Science - Superalloys: Metallic Superheroes

A free virtual taster session for students.

This session is now full. 

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Please be advised that bookings for all taster sessions will close at 10am the day before the session, or earlier if the session becomes fully-booked. We therefore recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

If you are a teacher, please encourage your pupils to book individually.

When: Wednesday 17 November 2021, 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Age Group: Year 12, Year 13, A Level

Places are limited, book your place to avoid disappointment. 

Materials Science and Engineering brings together the best bits of chemistry, physics, maths, biology and engineering, and finds out how they interact. In this Taster Session, you will hear from Kathy, one of our lecturers in Metallurgy, who will talk to you about Superalloys, with Amanda delivering a follow up task on how the combination of materials can make them stronger.  


Time Activity
4:00pm Introductions and welcome
  Summary of department at Sheffield
  Mini Lecture
  Mini task - combining materials
  Q & A session

Students can participate with the mini task live if they have a KitKat Chunky and a Twirl to hand. The task can be carried out afterwards if the chocolate bars are not available.

We look forward to meeting you!

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