Discover Zone

Western Region volunteers generate enthusiasm for engineering

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The Institution’s Western Region’s many volunteers have recently inspired children at a high profile Science Festival in Cheltenham and hosted some original and stimulating events around the region to raise the profile of engineering and the work of engineers.

Ian Parsons, Western Region Chair, summed up his thoughts about the ideas and events that have taken place recently.
“I have been most impressed by the commitment of volunteers to deliver a varied and informative programme. In particular the young members have shown much enthusiasm and innovation, for which they are to be congratulated. Thank you, in particular, to the many volunteers who supported the Cheltenham Science Festival with such vigour, reinforcing the Institution’s brand and our commitment to improve the world through engineering.”

Ian co-ordinated a stand at the family-friendly Science Festival (4-9 June), which received thousands of visitors. Ably assisted by volunteers from the Bath and Bristol YMP; Magnox; and Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), the stand was in the large ‘Discover Zone’ in Cheltenham’s Town Hall.

Read more of Natalie’s article on the Institution of Mechanical Engineers website…