The Smallpeice Trust: Future Cities
The Ove Arup Foundation is once again set to provide support for The Smallpeice Trust, in its new project entitled Future Cities.
The new course, run in conjunction with the University of Southampton, is designed for Year 12 students, and will demonstrate the relevance of engineering in an interdisciplinary arena, taking in the issues facing cities in a rapidly changing technological setting.
Students will gain experience of life at a university by meeting current students and academics, and will receive advice about their career aspirations from engineering role models.
The Smallpeice Trust has extensive experience of delivering sampler courses for secondary school students at universities across the country, and will evaluate the project by following the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Engagement Evaluation Tool. This focuses on the enjoyment of the residential event, the acquisition of new knowledge and the transformative thinking of the students.