FU­TURE EN­GI­NEERS

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EN­GI­NEER­ING is all around us.

Ev­ery time we get on a bus, train or cy­cle to school, we use ma­chines that were de­signed and tested by teams of peo­ple to make sure they work prop­erly. The UK has pro­duced many fa­mous en­gi­neers who have de­signed and built seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble struc­tures, help­ing shape the world we live in.

Thanks to en­gi­neers, for ex­am­ple, we know that high-speed rail­way tun­nels must be the right shape to stop pow­er­ful sonic booms form­ing at the en­trances.

This half term at the Na­tional Rail­way Mu­seum, meet 100 re­al­life en­gi­neers work­ing on ex­cit­ing projects such as HS2 – a new high­speed rail­way for the UK – and see how peo­ple use en­gi­neer­ing skills ev­ery day. Maybe you’re al­ready an en­gi­neer – you just didn’t know it.

Visit rail­way­mu­seum.org.uk/ whats-on/fu­ture-en­gi­neers to find out more.

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