Issue 5
Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Engineering Lecturers Dr. Stefanija Klaric and Ali Rajabipour from the College of Engineering, IT and Environment visit Goodstart Early Learning in Bakewell recently.
Charles Darwin University (CDU) Engineering Lecturers Dr. Stefanija Klaric and Ali Rajabipour from the College of Engineering, IT and Environment visit Goodstart Early Learning in Bakewell recently.

Introducing engineering to bright sparks

Charles Darwin University (CDU) Engineering lecturers recently visited an early learning centre in Bakewell to talk to the children about what engineering is all about.

Engineering Lecturers Dr. Stefanija Klaric and Ali Rajabipour from the College of Engineering, IT and Environment recently visited Goodstart Early Learning and spoke to the students about the types of structures, transport and machinery that engineers help to create.

They also discussed the types of locations that you might find an engineering working in factories, on building sites, in offices, on boats and in control rooms.

CDU Engineering Lecturer Ali Rajabipour said engineering education is particularly important to engage young people with engineering concepts and help them develop problem-solving skills.

“Almost everything human-made has been created by an engineer and we wanted to make the kids aware of the items that they use and for them to understand how they are created,” Mr Rajabipour said.

“We wanted to show them that for every product that is created that there are engineers in the background working to process these things until they are ready to be used.

“We explained what engineers do, how they work, the tools they use and who they work with.”

The lecturers brought along some common items that an engineer might use including a hard hat, tape measure, thermo camera, gloves, safety tapes, engineering drawings, and more.