Successful conclusion to Mechanical Engineering summer school

date: 01.09.2017

category: Sporočila za javnost


Every year, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana organises a MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SUMMER SCHOOL aimed at primary school children in the 8th and 9th grades and secondary school pupils from their first to their third year. This year, the summer school took place between 22 and 25 August 2017 at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

Four workshops took place:
- Building a radio-controlled aircraft
- 3D printing, 3D scanning and programing CNC machine tools
- Assembly and modelling of a portable weather station



Workshops took place every day between 9 am and 5 pm. The summer school participants learned many new things: they designed, assembled, programmes and finally tested whether or not their creation truly worked. Through it all, they had a lot of fun and made new friends. They took home their creations so that they would be able to teste them at home as well and show them to their parents and their friends.

Participants who stayed in Ljubljana, as well as those who opted for afternoon activities, took guided tours of Ljubljana, visited the Museum of Illusions, watched a movie and went go-karting.

The Mechanical Engineering Summer School concluded with an event which took place on 25 August at 1 pm in lecture hall V/8.




The participants were first greeted by the Dean of the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Prof. PhD. Mitjan Kalin. This was followed by presentation of all the workshops – the participants themselves demonstrated the workshop activities and showed their creations. And because the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is involved in rich scientific research, alongside its pedagogical work, the Deputy Dean, Prof. PhD. Tomaž Katrašnik, shortly described the Faculty’s activities.

At the very end, the Dean and Deputy Dean awarded all participants with participation certificates declaring that they had taken part in the Mechanical Engineering Summer School, and followed that with a group photo, which will no doubt serve as a warm reminder of an interesting and creative week at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering.

We would like to thank all participants for taking part in the Mechanical Engineering Summer School, and express hope that we will see them again next year, or perhaps, in a couple of years, meet them in the lecture halls.



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