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Public Engagement Competiton 2015

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Public Engagement Competiton 2015 - Edward A Cramphorn - June 2015
This year we have taken part in the Faculty of Engineering Public Engagement Competition. The challenge set was to submit an idea to a panel of judges for a public engagement exhibit. This was supposed to be to an exhibit that can be used for a wide range of events for a large group of different audiences.
A large team from the group took part consisting of researchers, students and support staff. We passed the application phase and proceeded to the dragons den phase where two of our team pitched our idea to a mixed group of representatives from the faculty of engineering. We passed the dragon den receiving funding to produce our exhibit with support from the research group.
We produced two items VIPER (Virtual Interactive Patient ExpeRience) consisting of a user lead presentation system and the IPPB (Interactive Patient Presentation Banner) a roller banner with linked QR codes that allow the viewer to view short presentation videos on youtube.
We supported this with a range of flyers and give away material to allow a take home message. We attended the final judging that was held at the University of Sheffield Engineering Symposium, which was an open event ran at the university. We are proud to say we came in a close second. We are aiming to refine our exhibit and move forward with the exhibit we produced.

https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/egs/uses/pec
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