Day 2: Nissan

Nissan, for the start of the F1 in Schools challenge. Here’s what you looked like as you were learning the ropes of CAD:

Day 1: Beamish

A day of context, background, and contrast – how was engineering perceived a hundred years ago?

Here are my snapshots from the day:

The Great North East Space Expo

On 22nd June, Think Physics and Northumbria University sponsored and exhibited at the Great North East Space Expo.  This event was organised by the Ashington Learning Partnership, and held at the Discovery Museum.  It was a really good event, with over 390 students coming along to learn about space and careers in the space sector.

Some of the students from ALP have produced a video giving a taste of what went on.

Untidying the lab

As the centre of all things Think Physics (other than the coffee machine), Think Lab can get a little… let’s just say busy. Recently, however, organisational salvation has arrived in the form of a gigantic pair of Gratnells cupboards.

For a while we mostly stared at them in awe, but the delivery of a vast shipment of lab equipment – seriously, a fork-lift was involved – forced our hand. Today, then, was The Grand Sorting Out of the Lab Day.

Inevitably, the day has mostly looked like this:

Tidying Think Lab

Indeed, by the end of the day the lab could charitably be described as a work in progress. We’ll get there, however. Just as soon as we find another roll of tape for the labelling machine…