As a sponsor of INWED, Cranfield takes pride in delivering an event each year to engage young people with the possibilities of engineering.

This year’s theme of inventors and innovators played well into Cranfield’s strengths and ambitions.

Students from local secondary schools visited Cranfield, spending a day with us at our INWED 2022 launch event. They met current Astronautics and Space Engineering students to build stomp rockets; found out about various manufacturing and materials innovations including smart solar windows and chemical recycling techniques; joined a talk about the Cranfield circular toilet and visited our Digital Aviation Research and Technology Centre.

After returning to school, students submitted posters to showcase their favourite parts of the day. We are delighted to welcome the winning school back to campus to celebrate INWED 2022 on 23 June at a special DARTeC event hosted in partnership with our DARTeC consortium partners.

We were really excited to meet Susie Wolff, MBE, and talk to her about her career in motorsport. Listen to Susie describe her career in racing, a move into the business side of the industry and her determination to diversify the industry,