Dr Rogers, will lead an online session, Creativity for Non-Creatives, on Monday 22 June, 2pm.
This is one of more than 50 sessions hosted by Computing at School for its CAS Virtual Showcase, June 22 to Jul 3, covering everything from AI to careers in technology and robotics.
Dr Rogers’ session will touch on Node-RED software and her work with robot dinosaurs at a theme park.
“I look at things from a different angle. I use this to transform simple electronics into cool gadgets, science into Plain English, problems into opportunities and even in doing improv, stand-up comedy and storytelling,” said Dr Rogers.
“I love making science and engineering fun – and by this sneaky and underhand method, bringing technological wonders to a larger audience.”
“My goal is to bring my humour into everything I do. Professional and responsible doesn’t have to mean dull.”
“My family make things – from spinning to woodwork, metalwork to embroidery. Making is such an integral part of my life that it was only recently that I realised I am a “maker” first and an “engineer” second. To me it’s like saying I’m 5’6? or have blue eyes. It’s just part of what I am. But I’ve realised not everyone is encouraged to make or even know what a maker is. I aim to change that.”
Dr Lucy Rogers received her PhD in Engineering (Fluid Dynamics) from Lancaster University, a time which she fondly remembers as having been spent “playing with bubbles”.
She is also a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers is a member of the Association of British Science Writers and has a City and Guilds in Woodturning.
Dr Rogers has also been recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering for her “innovative promotion of engineering to the public”.
Beverly Clarke, Community Manager at CAS, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dr Rogers to the CAS Virtual Showcase and we’re very much looking forward to her session. We’ve no doubt that it will be fun, fascinating and inspiring for our CAS community of teachers and others working in education.”
Book a place here.
Find out more about the full CAS Virtual Showcase programme here.
Photo credit:Karla Gowlett.