The Summer Challenge 'Engineering Solutions from Nature' supported by CNIE, London, 15 June - 15 July 2015

15 June 2015

The Summer Challenge 'Engineering Solutions from Nature', planned in collaboration with the UCL Office of Widening Participation and organised with support of the EPSRC Centre for Nature Inspired Engineering (CNIE), started on 15 June 2015.

The Summer Challenge is led by Chemical Engineering Professor Alberto Striolo. It consists of a six-week program, during which 20 highly qualified Year 12 students are involved in a research project. This year's theme is 'Nature-Inspired Power Generation'.

CNIE director, Professor Marc-Olivier Coppens, opened the Summer Challenge with a presentation on Nature-Inspired Chemical Engineering. Two of the CNIE's PhD students, Justin Siefker and Jason Cho, are supporting the Year 12 students over the duration of the program. The students also visited the Unit Operations laboratory in the Chemical Engineering Department, and the Institute of Making, led by Professor Mark Miodownik, CNIE Lead for Public Engagement.

We look forward to the student presentation of their projects at the end of the Summer Challenge.

The Summer Challenge 'Engineering Solutions from Nature' supported by CNIE, London, 15 June - 15 July 2015