Discover what engineers create every day – this week is all about showcasing amazing engineering achievements and providing opportunities to get an inside look at how things work. From Monday 31 July to Saturday 5 August, there will be a range of public and school-focused events in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.
The free Engineering Expos will be 10am – 4pm, Saturday August 5 at
- University of Auckland, Faculty of Science
- Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
- Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch
The Schools Programme invites Year 11-13 students to go on a field trip to the workplace (or work site) of one of the participating engineering and technology companies. While some of the most popular events (including Air New Zealand Engineering Base, Fonterra and Fisher & Paykel in Auckland) are already full, there are still places available in all three centres, including:
- GHD, Stantec, Dempsey Wood and Watercare sites in Auckland
- Transpower, the Cable Car, Wellington Water/Stantec and Aurecon in Wellington
- Stantec, Dynamic Controls, Airways and Davis Oglivie (Quakecraft workshop) in Christchurch
Sign your students up now – registrations close noon Friday 28 July! Students can register for events individually (but teacher-led group bookings make it easier for us).
Contact your regional Facilitator to find out what's available in your area >>
Free screenings of the Dream Big: Engineering Our World film will take place at the Engineering Expos and other locations during the week. This big budget film is narrated by actor Jeff Bridges and celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small – from the Great Wall of China and the world's tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities.
To find out more, visit www.weekofengineering.co.nz >>
Read an article on Stuff about last year's successful Week of Engineering pilot >>