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Ingenious: On the right track

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Training day: Thursday 16 June 2016

CPD in Public Engagement with Engineering - Further details

About the project

Using the exciting backdrop of Dundee City's £1 billion Waterfront Regeneration project, On the Right Track: Engineering and Education for All, will bring engineers from research, industry and academia together with school children, teachers and the wider community.

Focusing on the rebuilding of Dundee Railway Station, the project will provide the audience with an opportunity to understand the science and technology behind engineering the build in a real life context - literally from the ground up.

The programme will provide training for the professional engineers, giving them valuable experience in public communication of their work. In addition to schools outreach through a Meet the Expert event, a series of short online videos and web-blogs will be created and hosted on Abertay University Outreach and Public Engagement Network (OPEN) website.

Articles in the local media at key stages of the building of the Railway Station will extend the reach of the project into the heart of the city community. The importance of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects and the value of the knowledge and skills of the engineers in the development of the city's built environment will be brought to new and diverse audiences locally and beyond.

Information on the training day on Thursday 16 June 2016 at Abertay University is available below.  

The team

Project Leader: Dr Patricia Sterpaio
Outreach and Researcher Development Coordinator, Abertay Graduate School (please direct all project enquiries to this email)

Project Managers: Neil Berwick and Alison Duffy
UWTC Project Officers, Division of Natural and Built Environment, Abertay University |

Project Partners: Fergus Wilson and Gerry Conway
City Development Department, Dundee City Council

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This project is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering's public engagement grant scheme, Ingenious.  

Ingenious supports project across the UK that creatively engage the public with engineering.  The Ingenious scheme is supported by the Department of Buisness, Innovation and Skills.

Further information on the scheme is available at:

CPD in Public Engagement with Engineering 

Thursday 16 June 2016, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm, Abertay University

Learn how to communicate your expertise and passion to a wider audience.

Fully funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering, this CPD course will provide you with the opportunity to gain skills in communication and to bring engineering to the very centre of society.

Using the building of Dundee’s new railway station as the learning context, you will design activities and produce learning information packages for use in classrooms, for the general public online and in the local press, to explain the complex engineering processes involved in the building project.

Participation in this Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious training and completion of the project can be used as evidence in the “Communication” objective of your application for Chartered Engineer status.

This is an open invitation to engineers from all backgrounds.

To register please complete the Google Form

More information on the CPD course and the Ingenious project can be found on the dowloadable CPD Public Engagement with Engineering information sheet.  Additional downloadable information is available in the Project Information Table.


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