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TRUSS at UNOTT open day

UNOTT, Nottingham (UK), 30 Jun & 1 Jul 2017
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University of Nottingham (UNOTT) held Open Days on Friday 30th June and Saturday 1st July 2017. This a University event attended by thousands of students and their parents around the Campus, when they can talk to subject tutors about specific courses, meet current students, find out about what they would like to study and see all accommodation and award-winning facilities. Amongst them, hundreds visited the Faculty of Engineering where TRUSS ITN was represented by early stage researchers, Matteo Vagnoli and Federico Perrotta, hosted by that same institution. Federico and Matteo explained the objectives of the project and their research, ESR9 on fault diagnostic methods for bridges and ESR13 on impact of road conditions on fuel consumption and pavement life cycle assessment, to the attendants. Federico and Matteo also carried out hands-on practical demonstrations in front of visitors to show how civil engineering materials are built to meet design specifications.

Federico (ESR13) preparing setup of pavement samples in Open Day at UNOTT (30 June and 1 July 2017)

TRUSS ITN participated within the activities (1) and (7) of the following list organised by the Faculty of Engineering (source: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/ugstudy/documents/undergraduate-open-days-programme-june-july-2017.pdf):

  1. Engineering Drop-in: academic staff and students will be available to discuss and answer questions about all our courses. 10am-3pm Foyer, Engineering and Science Learning Centre. 
  2. Aerospace engineering -> Talk: presentation on undergraduate courses (40 mins) followed by an optional tour of aerospace teaching facilities (30-40 mins). 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, B14, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  3. Aerospace engineering -> Drop-in: staff available at the stand displaying Aerospace research at Nottingham and our Institute for Aerospace Technology. 9am-4pm Coates Cafe, Coates Building
  4. Architectural environment engineering -> Talk: presentation on CIBSE accredited BEng Architectural Environment Engineering. 11-11.45am, 2-2.45pm, B12, Engineering and Science, Learning Centre
  5. Arkwright Scholars’ drop-in Join our undergraduate engineering student ambassadors for refreshments – open to current Arkwright Scholars only. 10.30am-2.30pm B13, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  6. Chemical and environmental engineering Guided tour of labs, practical demonstrations and talk. 9.30-11am, 11am-12.30pm, 1-2.30pm, 2.30-4pm A14, Pope Building
  7. Civil engineering Talk followed by laboratory tour and practical demonstrations. 9.30-11am, 11am-12.30pm, 1-2.30pm, 2.30-4pm B07, Engineering and Science Learning Centre. 
  8. Electrical and electronic engineering Presentation on electrical and electronic engineering followed by ‘hands-on’ laboratory-based events. Pre-book online at time of registering for the open day. 9.30-11am, 11am-12.30pm, 1-2.30pm, 2.30-4pm C01, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  9. Mechanical and manufacturing engineering Drop-in: hands-on mechanical engineering activities and demonstrations. 10am-2pm B01, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  10. Mechanical and manufacturing engineering Talk: a talk about all courses in the department followed by a guided tour of labs, displays, workshops and facilities. 9.30-11am, 11am-12.30pm, 12.30-2pm, 2-3.30pm A09, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  11. Product design and manufacture Talk: Product Design at Nottingham (followed by tour of workshops and displays). 1-2.30pm B08, Engineering and Science Learning Centre
  12. Year in industry Drop-in: find out more about our year in industry work placements. 10am-3pm Foyer, Engineering and Science Learning Centre.

Matteo (ESR9) introducing TRUSS to Open Day visitors at UNOTT (30 June and 1 July 2017)

Read about Federico’s participation in UNOTT Open Day in his blog 

Check University of Nottingham website for more information on their Open Day

Find out about other outreach activities by TRUSS