DALLAS, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) is working with London Transport Museum to help bring the U.K.'s Year of Engineering 2018 to life with a new interactive Future Engineers gallery – one of several new galleries opening at the museum this year. The Future Engineers gallery aims to engage young people, parents and schools in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects, while showcasing cutting edge engineering and technological innovations through hands-on exhibits – including a new state-of-the-art train-driving simulator.
"Inspiring young people to consider the breadth of creative careers in engineering is essential to solving the world's greatest challenges," said Jacobs Buildings and Infrastructure Europe Senior Vice President and General Manager Donald Morrison. "The Future Engineers gallery will foster learning and curiosity among students through our engineers, designers and digital solutions experts who will help the museum create a truly innovative and engaging experience for the next generation of creators."
Jacobs is helping to create an interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to experiment with key elements needed to make a city like London greener, happier and better connected. It looks at how the transport network influences a city's layout and the corresponding wellbeing of its population.
"Our Future Engineers gallery will challenge our visitors' perception of engineering and invite our visitors to ask; am I a dreamer, planner or fixer?" added London Transport Museum's Director Sam Mullins. "Future Engineers makes a significant contribution to the Year of Engineering, along with Digging Deeper and Crossrail's The Secret Life of a Megaproject launching in March. As the world's leading museum of urban transport, with a busy program of public activities and events showcasing amazing collections that inspire our visitors, we are doing great things with the power of engineering. Transport, and the engineers behind our great network, make living in London better. Thank you to Jacobs for supporting us in changing perceptions about engineering."
London Transport Museum developed the Year of Engineering 2018 Future Engineers gallery as part of a U.K. government-led campaign to raise the profile of engineering among 7- to 16-year-olds and encourage young people to consider a career in engineering. This new, highly interactive gallery will highlight the creativity, social value and sheer range of jobs available in engineering.
With the Year of Engineering 2018 officially underway, engineers and organizations across the U.K. are celebrating the positive impact of engineering. From spaceships to visitor attractions, the bubbles in chocolate bars to medical breakthroughs, engineering touches lives every day. Working in engineering is exciting, rewarding and creative, and the next generation of innovators and problem solvers have the opportunity to help shape the future. To find out more, visit yearofengineering.gov.uk, search #YoE on Twitter or view the introduction to the Year of Engineering video.
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