The Mechanical engineering summer school is becoming more popular

date: 27.08.2019

category: Sporočila za javnost


Between 20th and 23rd August the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana organised the 6th edition of Mechanical engineering summer school. Every year the summer school is attracting more and more participants. This year we enrolled 71 participants from all over Slovenia. The school is intended for 8th and 9th year grammar school students, and secondary school students from the 1st to 3rd years. Mentors first introduced the participants to the theoretical knowledge, which was followed by practical exercises. Under the guidance of experts, the participants designed, built and tested their inventions. There were seven workshops available:

- Building and testing of car models;

- Building of a remote controlled airplane;  

- Building of a hydraulic arm;

- Building and modelling of a portable weather station;

- Find the balloon and bust it – with a camera and laser;  

- Competition in building and driving of autonomous electric vehicle models;

- USB cooling of drinks and air.

The participants, who still had some energy left in spite of a demanding schedule, were able to use it in various afternoon activities. They visited a trampoline park, tried themselves at karting, and showed their skills and imagination in an escape room.

The summer school was concluded with an event on 23rd August, 2019, where the participants presented each of the workshops and showcased their inventions, which they could also take home. The participants were also greeted by the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Dr. Mitjan Kalin, who presented each with a Certificate of participation. In the end we took a group photo, which will remind the participants of the interesting and creative week they spent at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering of the University of Ljubljana.

We would like to thank all the participants for the enthusiasm they brought to the summer school, and we hope to see them again next year. We are certain that a few were fascinated enough that they will continue to nurture their interest in mechanical engineering, and in a few years return to our lecture rooms as students.

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