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Aspiring Engineers of the Future Gain Insight From Industry Leaders

Epsom hosted an engaging presentation from experts in the Aeronautical and Engineering fields, and welcomed local schools to the event.

On Wednesday we welcomed a team from the Sandy Gunn Aerospace Programme to present on the Sandy Gunn Spitfire Restoration Project and the future of Engineering.

The varied afternoon included presentations by aerospace companies GKN Aerospace and Meggitt. Students from Cheam High School, Rosebery School, City of London Freemen’s School and St John’s School, joined our Sixth Form Physicists in a fully interactive presentation.

Amy Scerri (Upper Sixth, Murrell), who intends to read Aerospace Engineering at University, said:

“The highlight of the afternoon for me was learning about the Fourth Industrial Revolution and how it will impact our lives and jobs as future engineers. The Fourth Industrial Revolution, in shorthand, is the fusion of digital, biological and physical worlds – leading to a growing utilisation of things such as AI, virtual reality, robotics, cloud computing and the Internet of Things. 

“This is a current and developing environment that will change the way we live entirely. An engineer’s job could never be replaced by artificial intelligence; therefore, it is highly important that future engineers learn how to coexist with AI and utilise it.

“Additionally, the presentations on interplanetary exploration and long-term habitation on the moon fascinated us all, as it is happening in our lifetime, and we have the opportunity to be a part of such projects. The Sandy Gunn Aerospace Programme provides young aspiring engineers with the opportunity to make connections and gain experience from companies, such as GKN Aerospace and Meggitt. They also told us the touching story about a pilot called Sandy Gunn, whose Spitfire they are now restoring.”