The Doctoral Training Centre in Low Carbon Technologies has received funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering for an outreach project involving all of its PhD students.
The project, which has been titled dreams of a low carbon future, is part of the public engagement grant scheme, Ingenious. It will feature PhD Engineers working collaboratively with school children and professional artists to produce a comic that explores the children’s visions of a ‘sustainable low carbon future society’.
The Engineers will be trained to mentor children through an informed process of exploration of potential future technologies and will include workshops where children have the opportunity to produce artwork of their visions supported by engineering input.
The comic will be published and circulated to schools and museums throughout the UK as well as being launched at the Leeds Science Festival.