The Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has created an annual Memorial Lecture and Award in the name of Dr Alastair Graham Bryce, former Hon Secretary and one of the founders of the Imagineering Foundation who sadly passed away last year.
Bob Shanks, Chairman of Imagineering, will be giving the inaugural Lecture on 12 June 2013 at the IMechE at Birdcage Walk, Westminster. (Free of charge, spaces can be booked on line – http://events.imeche.org/EventView.aspx?code=L324 ). Entitled ‘Inspiring The Young to Engineering – Formula AGB’. the lecture will follow the development of the ideas and practices within Imagineering showing how Alastair’s marvellous mind crystallised them into themes.
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The Imagineering Foundation organises several IMAGINEERING FAIRS. This year they are featured at the Royal Bath & West Show in Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the International Air Day at RNAS Yeovilton. They have also attended in past years The Royal Interational Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford near Cirencester attracting over 100,000 visitors each year. See our FAIRS section for further information.
Building on the success of the Fairs and to provide more sustained engagement for young people, the Imagineering Foundation has developed other activities notably IMAGINEERING CLUBS (over 150 to date). Voluntary engineers [often retired] work with schools weekly throughout the academic year building models and having fun in the process.
The Foundation works hand-in-hand with professional organisations and companies, and Imagineering dovetails neatly with educational initiatives promoting engineering skills.
This purpose-built education facility at Gaydon in Warwickshire offers a range of STEM activities for half and full-days. Click on Special Activities to find out more.
This web site complements these activities by providing on-line information to help Schools, Tutors and Companies get involved with running an Imagineering Club as well as servicing the needs of the volunteer Tutors with discussion blogs and document downloads.
We hope that you find this web site useful and look forward to receiving your feedback and participation to further the success of Imagineering in reaching young people. Sign up as a volunteer and join our effort to bring engineering to the next generation. Click here for our Contact Details.
I really enjoy Imagineering because I get to make all sorts of strange contraptions I’d never even dreamed of making before.