World Engineering Day 2022

World Engineering Day 2022

March 04 2022

World Engineering Day is an opportunity to celebrate engineering and the contribution of the world’s engineers for a better, sustainable world.

To celebrate, WED 2022, the AAPS CDT community discussed their perceptions of the definition of engineering. These discussions were recorded and split into two parts. Details on who features in each video are at the bottom of the page. 

Part one

In this video we hear from a variety of the students in the AAPS community, they discussed and answered the following questions: 

  • Do you consider yourself as an engineer?
  • Does the word engineer encompass what you do?
  • How would you persuade someone who'd never done engineering that it is for them?
  • Do you feel there is a modern definition of engineering and what do you think it is? 

Part 2

In this video we hear from a mix of AAPS CDT students along with the AAPS Co-Directors. They discussed and answered the following questions: 

  • Has your perception of the definition of engineering changed since joining the AAPS CDT, if so how? 
  • Why is engineering exciting to you?
  • Do you think the meaning of engineering has changed/is changing? If yes, how so?

The AAPS CDT Community is a diverse group of individuals, who are not all engineers, but are collectively engineering! Happy World Engineering Day!

A huge thank you to all of the students and academics for their time in putting these videos together with particular thanks to Ryan Hughes and Joris Simaitis for their time recording and editing these videos. 


Video one

This video features: 

    • Sarah Toy (Cohort 3, Transport Behaviour and Society,)
    • Alex Young (Cohort 1, Chemical Energy Converters),
    • Aaron Lister (Cohort 2, Low Carbon Fuels),
    • Ellie Smallwood (Cohort 3, Digital Systems, Optimisation and Integration),
    • Charlie Gaylard (Cohort 2, Digital Systems, Optimisation and Integration),
    • Ryan Hughes (Cohort 2, Propulsion Electrification),
    • Catherine Naughtie (Cohort 1, Transport Behaviour and Society),
    • Dan Mason (Cohort 3, Low Carbon Fuels),
    • Josh Best (Cohort 3, Propulsion Electrification),
    • Alex Trenam (Cohort 2, Application of Mathematics),
    • Kacper Kaczmarczyk (Cohort 2, Digital Systems, Optimisation and Integration).


Video two 

This video features:

    • Richard Burke, AAPS Co-Director
    • Chris Brace, AAPS Co-Director
    • Johannes Rohwer (Cohort 3, Digital Systems, Optimisation and Integration)
    • Isaac Flower (Cohort 2, Propulsion Electrification)
    • Chan Wanasinghe (Cohort 3, Propulsion Electrification)
    • Joris Simaitis (Cohort 2, Sustainability and Low Carbon Transition)
    • Jac McCluskey (Cohort 3, Transport Policy and Economics)
    • Howard Richards (Cohort 2, Propulsion Electrification)
    • Ciaran Llewelyn (Cohort 1, Low Carbon Fuels)
    • Thomas Barthelay (Cohort 1, Propulsion Electrification) 

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