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Join leading researchers for talks on the future of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Business and Psychology. This free event, at The Museum of London Docklands, demonstrates how your learning in the classroom is applied in real life. Learn about a dfferent side to your subjects and boost your personal statement! at Heriot-Watt University

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Join leading researchers for talks on the future of Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Business and Psychology. This free event, at The Museum of London Docklands, demonstrates how your learning in the classroom is applied in real life. Learn about a dfferent side to your subjects and boost your personal statement!
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28th June 2024
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Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
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Families

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Book onto one or more of our keynote lectures, and afterwards, hear from some of our recent graduates about their student experience and how they are using their degree in their careers:

Mechanical Engineering: From science fiction to medical miracles- engineering innovations in cancer detection and survery. 

How do you think surgery will be performed in the operating rooms of the future? Join Dr Yuhang Chen and discover how the latest research in biomedical engineering is being used to develop advanced sensing technologies to detect and treat cancers. Learn how the latest innovations in engineering are improving patient outcomes by taking medical treatments from science fiction to science fact! 

Izabela Nowakowska will also be talking about life as a student at Heriot-Watt and how she is now using her degree to work in a research role in industry, while undertaking her PhD in mechanical engineering

 

Robotics: The Future of Robots is Squishy

Dr Alistair McConnell will explore the latest research in soft robotics. You will meet robots that are built from fabric which you can hug and keep you company, ones used by stroke survivors to help them with their rehabilitation exercises, some that are even able to grow and many more.

Alumni talk by Dr. Alessandro Suglia. Our Amazon Alexa Challenge finalist, Alessandro, will be sharing his experiences of developing conversational ability in robots and his Third Place success with the Alana Bot.

 

Business: Study! Start-up! CEO!

The year is 2027 and you are about to graduate with a degree in business management and a GREAT idea for a new business start-up! Join Dr David Steinberg and discover how current research is helping to shape the business world of the future.

In this highly interactive session you will be asked to make decisions on the development of your company from incubator to global success! How will your Intelligent Virtual Store Design (IVSD) provide products and services to bring the in-store shopping experience into the home? Will your company flop or will you take-over the emerging metaverse?

Hear from recent graduate, Ayesha Biswas about her experience of studying in Scotland at Heriot-Watt University and how she is applying the knowledge gained during her studies in her Consultancy role with Cap Gemini in London.

 

Psychology: Why people make mistakes: Decision making, bias and information overload

Why do people make mistakes? How can we make good decisions when faced with an overwhelming amount of information to process? Dr Dan Hale will explore some of the latest research in cognitive bias, correlation and causation. Discover why a judgement based on partial information is subject to error which has implications for psychology, but also life!

Oscar Thompson will be talking about his student experience at Heriot-Watt University and the extra-curricular and academic opportunities he participated in, leading to publication in a Scientific Journal and a new role as a Research Assistant back at Heriot-Watt.

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Available dates
28th June 2024
show all dates
Suitable for
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)
Individuals (Enquiry not required to be through a school)
Parents
Families
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