First-year undergraduate students take part in their first poster exhibition
17 March 2022
The event provided a fantastic opportunity for the students to gain valuable experience of presenting their research to a panel of expert judges in a conference-style setting.
Within their teams, the students carried out an investigation on the mechanical properties of a randomly allocated material, for example aluminium, dental cement or silicone cubes, and then tested or assessed various conditions such as material density, exposure to environmental factors or heat, fatigue tests or rotation angle. During the research stage, the students were also trained on Instron machines and both designed and delivered their own experiments. They then presented their findings in the form of a poster which was discussed with the judges at the exhibition.
Thank you to all of the expert judges who attended;
- Instron: Andy Smith, Lucio Bassani and Tim Feeney
- Imperial: James Avery
- Ansys: Lakshana Mohee and Bridget Ogwezi
- UCL Mechanical Engineering: Bhagyalakshmi Dasari, Thomas Peach and Zareena Gani
- UCL Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering: Eve Hatten, Robert Moss and Kirill Aristovich
A special thank you to Pilar Garcia Souto for leading the module and offering invaluable support, advice and guidance to the students, as well as a large dose of humour to keep them on track!
Congratulations to the first-year students who participated, it was a fantastic event!