National Engineers Day 2020: 5 Activities & Workshops

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The biggest engineering festival for students in Singapore, National Engineers Day 2020, is back! Held from 12 to 21 November 2020, this annual event organised by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) lets the young and young at heart enter the world of engineering. From artificial intelligence and 5G to drones and virtual reality here, there are many workshops and activities for all to enjoy.


Transform the Future through Engineering

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Themed ‘Transform the Future through Engineering’, NED 2020 will allow students from primary to tertiary levels to experience and discover the exciting world of engineering and explore the vast opportunities residing in an engineering career. Registration is free and there is also a line-up of free online talks, workshops and activities.


Free talks at National Engineers Day 2020

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Some talks to look out for include “Radiation: The key to food security?” which explores the use of radiation used in agriculture and the science behind it, and discuss their suitability for Singapore. Participants can also get introduced to some foundational concepts and applications of AI in “A DSTA (Defence Science and Technology Agency) Engineer’s Perspective on AI”.


Virtual Site Tour of the Emerson Plant Tour

At the National Engineers Day 2020, participants will get a chance to go on a virtual tour to the Emerson Plant Tour. On this educational site tour, participants will see a life-like replica of a live process manufacturing facility, simulating the processes of a typical plant. Discover the digital solutions involved for process control and new industrial IoT applications like data analytics, virtual and augmented reality.


Free Workshops at National Engineers Day 2020

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This year there are eight free workshops to sign up for, all exploring a different aspect of Engineering. Participants can take part in the “Uncovering the Dyson Design Process Through Rapid Prototyping” workshop conducted by the James Dyson Foundation. The 90-minute session will lead students through the Dyson design process: brainstorming, sketching, constructing prototypes and presenting their ideas – just like how an engineer working in Dyson will do it.

Students also have to ensure not to miss the F1 in Schools Race Experience! Suitable for students aged 11 to 19 years old, design and manufacture the fastest car possible by following design processes similar to Formula One cars, then, race it along a 20-metre track!

3D printing

Conference participants can also take part in an introductory workshop on 3D design and printing to learn about the basic processes of ideas into 3D objects. Using Tinkercad, a free cloud-based CAD software, participants will design and create personal 3D models, and eventually, print them out on a 3D printer.


NED 2020 Prize Presentation Ceremony

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The National Engineers Day 2020 will also be where the grand finale of the Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC) 2020 will take place. The theme for this year is “Radiation 360°” and at the virtual NED 2020 Prize Presentation Ceremony, the new student champion teams of the Engineering Innovation Challenge (EIC) 2020 will be crowned and will present their brilliant inventions for all to appreciate.


Stand a chance to win Lomography cameras, gadgets and more

Also, from now till 21 November 2020, students can also take part in a series of quizzes, contests and giveaways hosted on the Facebook page of the organiser, The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES). Prizes include Lomography cameras, other cool gadgets, gift cards and more!

Limited seats are available and those who are interested can register at the link here.

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