A Day In The Life of an Aerodynamicist

Does your child ever wonder about how a car could be made to go faster? Or is your child fascinated by fast cars and dreams of working in this field one day? 

Calling all mini-engineers race car fans, grab your gear and get ready for a thrilling ride with our next Guest Speaker.  We are so excited to have Jon, a McLaren Aerodynamicist of 9 years, come and share with us what his days are like designing fast cars and his insights and experience of what it is like being a part of the McLaren team.  Jon completed his undergraduate degree in Aeronautics at Imperial College and was later sponsored by McLaren for his PhD at Imperial.  Since working at McLaren, Jon has specialised in the front of the car and has helped McLaren win numerous races, including Lewis Hamilton’s 2008 F1 world championship car, the MP4-23A.  Jon will also share with the kids some fun facts about the car itself and what life is like being on the McLaren team.  Children are encouraged to ask Jon any questions they may have and afterwards they will build their own version of a F1 race car and burn some rubber in our friendly competition.  Ready….steady….Build!
This is our third speaker in a series of Special Guest Speaker Workshops designed to bring your children closer to a highly respected practitioner in a STEM related industry.  Don’t be disappointed – book early as space is limited!

Note: Children will build their own cars but grouped into teams for the race.  Let us know if there are certain friends/siblings that your child would like to be teamed with.
Activity type Workshops
Age group 5 to 11 years (Year 1 to Year 6)
Day(s) of week Saturday
Course dates 28th Feb
Excluded dates -
Time 13:30 - 16:30 (3 hours)
Course length 1 day
Places remaining 0
Location Wimbledon
Venue Sacred Heart Church
Edge Hill
London SW19 4LU
Price £42.00


Sacred Heart Church
Edge Hill London SW19 4LU

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