Firstly, As a host, it was phenominal experience to be part of Engineering Challenge 2014, which was right blend of learning, networking, fun & challenge. We had vast interest in this event for which we managed to take 90 registrants. This engineering talk is about THE SHARD structure which was the centre of attraction for the event. Award winning engineer 'Roma Agrawal'made an informative presentation about the shard structure.
To watch Roma's presentation, click on http://tv.theiet.org/channels/news/20330.cfm
Secondly, the tower challenge is the right pick for the event after listening to a sky scraper structural engineering talk. The participants were asked to build tallest tower in 20 minutes using masmallows,sphagetti,cello tape & pair of scissors. Participants were given 10 minutes time to plan their structure. Roma gave couple of clues during her presentation!!! to help participants to plan & execute the challenge.
To watch action scenes at the challenge, click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueq59yPbu4U
Additionally, to encourage networking & talking to like minded people, we have organised little networking exercise asking participants to form groups who all birthday's fall into particular month. The task was to ask questions to each other inorder to learn atleast one thing about a new person they met on the day!!
Overall, it was enjoyable event which displayed great energy, demonstrated team work, intelligence & fun. There were live tweeters on the event which was exciting.
IET TV took a quick interview with Roma, click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziuQSWQdGIE&list=UUn8dC4EdRfJo5sH9A7zu2yw
Finally, thank you for IET comunities team Li-Anne Nixon & Gemma Hadley who has given wonderful support in organising this event. Speacial thanks to IET TV for their presence at the event.
IET Young Professionals London Team
Kiran Addala, Deputy Project Manager , MWHGlobal