24 Jan 2019

Alumni share STEM journeys with school students

On 23 January, three alumni visited Loughborough to share an insight into STEM careers with sixth form students.

The Inspiring Minds STEM event gave the Year 12 delegates the chance to experience studying their subject area of choice and to meet with staff and students at Loughborough. They also had the opportunity to hear from three alumni who work in built environment and nuclear engineering.

James Rogers, Raphael Amajuoyi and Murray Chapman each spoke about their time at Loughborough as a student, and then gave an insight into their careers.

James, who works for Rolls-Royce as a Stress Engineer, was the first to give his account to the students. Sharing an insight to his work within nuclear engineering, James also discussed how his work brings him into contact with other organisations in the UK. He graduated from Loughborough in 2016 with an MEng degree in Mechanical Engineering.

Raphael, a former CIBSE Graduate of the Year, is now working for Hurley Palmer Flatt as an Energy and Sustainability Development Consultant. He talked about how he works to maximise the use of daylight in buildings to reduce energy consumption in the built environment. Raphael graduated from Loughborough in 2013 with a degree in Architectural Engineering and Design Management and again in 2015 with an MSc in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling.

Murray Chapman gave a broad insight into his career, which has spanned almost 5 decades. Murray, who graduated in 1971 with a BSc degree in Civil Engineering, encouraged the sixth formers to always take work opportunities that come their way. Although he is now retired, Murray undertakes occasional work with the Ministry of Defence. The alumnus talked about some of the exciting engineering projects that he has been involved in throughout his career, which have taken him right across the world, and even to palaces.

Together the alumni showed just how versatile a career in STEM, and particularly engineering, can be.

Left to right: Raphael, Murray and James

Many thanks to our alumni for volunteering their time and expertise.

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