14th July 2017 – Ingenious Circuits! Engineers Workshop
– Paula Pappas
A few of the FemEng team went to the University of Edinburgh to meet the Ingenious Circuits! team so that we could trial the workshop prototypes they designed for us to take to Rwanda.
Once we arrived, we shared our opinions on what public engagement means to us. We followed this up with a presentation to the group introducing what FemEng is about and our goals for supporting engineering engagement in Rwanda, linking to how we aim to use the Circuits! connection to achieve them.
Following our presentation, we had the chance to listen to the Proteus engineers as they described the incredible research they are doing and learn about their work on creating a new, improved method of diagnosing lung diseases and infections.
Having learned about the concept of their work, we tried out the workshop they designed which links to their research. The workshop involved using a Borescope camera to see into a plastic set of lungs, where we identified different coloured small balls representing different types of bacteria.