Engineering in 3D (age 7–9)

10.30am to 12.45pm, Monday 8 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London

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  • 3D scans of a human head.

    Credit: Dale Mahalko
  • Type

    Summer Schools 2016
  • Speakers

    • Kamel Madi and Loic Courtois


Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

3D imaging is an exciting discipline for understanding and interrogating the world in which we live and work, from the complexity of the internal organs of the human body to the hidden beauty of environmental ecosystems. In this hands-on practical session with Kamel Madi and Loic Courtois,students will learn how our eyes sense depth information and get a 3D picture of the world using a stereo-vision system, and how to represent the three-dimensional shape of any object using a visible-light tomography-Lego system to mimic the way a computed tomography (CT) scanner works. The students will be able to build their own shape using colourful Play-Doh creations.  

About the speaker

Kamel Madi and Loic Courtois are doctors in materials science and engineering and directors of 3Dmagination Ltd. They both share a real passion for 3D imaging and their research work has benefited the glass/energy industry and healthcare economy. They are dedicated to inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists by showing them practical applications of the way science can impact our economy and our society. They regularly enrol in the Engineering Education Scheme (EDT Programme) and organise hands-on practical works in 3D imaging for students of all ages at various outreach events, including the Diamond Light Source open days and Royal Institution Masterclasses.

Please note

This workshop is strictly for 7–9 year-olds. There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies

The Mathematics Summer School workshops are based on Ri Mathematics Masterclasses. Students who have attended a Masterclass series which included a session on a similar topic may have already seen some of the content in this workshop. Please contact us on with any questions.

Refunds can only be issued for tickets cancelled at least two weeks (14 calendar days) in advance of the event date. Please note that this supersedes our normal event terms and conditions.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Summer Schools if this would otherwise be difficult.

Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably on 01844 351666 or via email at for more information.


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