Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE: JEC) and the London Transport Museum have teamed up with other partners to help bring the U.K.’s Year of Engineering 2018 to life with a new interactive Future Engineers gallery, which opens to the public on 19 October 2018. The new gallery inspires an interest in STEM subjects and highlights the creativity, social value and sheer range of jobs available in engineering and related careers.
Jacobs worked with the museum to create the “Shape Your City” exhibit, which lets visitors play an interactive table-top game as they race against the clock to create a healthy and well-connected sustainable city. This urban planning jigsaw invites visitors to interact with different parts of the city such as housing, stations, green spaces and landmarks and to make them work together to create a successful city.
“The ‘Shape Your City’ exhibit encourages visitors to experiment with key elements needed to make a city like London greener, happier and better connected,” said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison. “These are exactly the city and transport conundrums our engineers, designers and digital solutions experts are tackling every day.
“We hope the new gallery will foster learning and curiosity among our future talent and create a truly innovative and engaging experience for the next generation of creators.”
Sam Mullins, Director of London Transport Museum, added: “From designing your city to having your palm scanned by the latest ticketing technology, our new Future Engineers gallery is great fun and challenges our visitors’ perceptions of engineering.
“The future London will be shaped by engineers; our new gallery asks how much of a dreamer, planner or fixer you are, creating a fresh view of the skills and mindsets needed to make a career as an engineer.”
Other partners for the new Future Engineers gallery include Bombardier Transportation, DCMS Wolfson Museums and Galleries Improvement Fund, Luke Rees-Pulley Charitable Trust, Cubic Transportation Systems, Mastercard and Microsoft.
London Transport Museum developed the Year of Engineering 2018 Future Engineers gallery as part of a U.K. government-led campaign to raise the profile of engineering among 7- to 16-year-olds and encourage young people to consider a career in engineering. To find out more, visit yearofengineering.gov.uk, search #YoE on Twitter.
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