The ICE’s Invisible Superheroes will appear at this year’s Big Bang young scientists and engineers fair in Birmingham between 14 and 17 March.
Big Bang is the largest educational event of its kind in the UK.
The Invisible Superheroes are cartoon characters created as part of the ICE’s bicentennial celebrations. They are based on real-life civil engineers from the last 200 years.
The ICE will take elements from the Invisible Superheroes exhibition at One Great George Street and will host an Invisible Superheroes-themed stand.
There will also be a cantilever bridge construction activity to connect communities; a “Fight the Flood” water activity; and a “Propping Up Pisa” activity, which explores ground engineering and foundations.
The activities are designed to raise awareness of civil engineers’ work and to encourage young people to consider the career opportunities in civil engineering. Morrish Consulting Engineers structural engineering technician Lloyd Clough, who currently features as the superhero ‘Super Structures’ in the London exhibition, will also be on the ICE stand to share his real-life experiences.