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Engineers Week at UL – Punch Lecture

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As part of Engineers Week 2014 (9-15th February), the University of Limerick will hold the 5th Punch Lecture, entitled “A Dead Heap of Stones: Nature as a source of creative engineering design.” The lecture will take place at 7.30pm on Thursday 13th February in the Jean Monnet Theatre, Main Building, University of Limerick. The event has been publicised on the UL website, via the following link.

The Republic of Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers are delighted to support the Punch Lecture series and would like to invite you to a pre-lecture RECEPTION with finger food and refreshments. The reception will begin at 6.30pm on Thursday 13th February in the Jean Monnet Theatre Foyer, Main Building, University of Limerick.

Flyers are available to download to publicise the event: 1. IStructE Reception Punch Lecture flyer, 2. Punch_Lecture.

The speakers are Prof. Chris Wise and Prof. Ed McCann of Expedition Engineering. Chris Wise was Arup’s youngest ever Director in 1992. He cofounded Expedition in 1999. Ed McCann is an innovative and creative designer with a particular interest in environmental performance. Chris and Ed collaborate with many of the world’s leading architects to realise outstanding projects.

Chris and Ed will give a behind-the-scenes look at many of Expedition’s creative designs such as the Infinity Bridge at Stockton-on-Tees and the London Olympics Velodrome. In their unique style, these exceptional communicators will discuss the sources of creativity in their work as engineers and educators. You will experience their refreshing approach to design and see how it influences their hallmark innovative solutions to engineering problems. The same inspiration applies in their novel educational approach for engineering students at the University of London. This is a must see event for any young person considering a career in engineering.

RECEPTION

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Time: 6.30pm – 7.30pm

Venue: Jean Monnet Theatre Foyer, Main Building, University of Limerick

 

LECTURE

Date: Thursday 13th February 2014

Time: 7.30pm

Venue: Jean Monnet Theatre, Main Building, University of Limerick

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