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Disastrous Dinners: Engineering Mishaps, Maladies and Miscalculations

Disastrous Dinners: Engineering Mishaps, Maladies and Miscalculations
  • Date From 26th February 2020
  • Date To 26th February 2020
  • Price Free of charge
  • Location Behind The Wall, 14 Melville St, Falkirk FK1 1HZ

What happens when there’s a glitch in the matrix?

Our lives, regardless of whether you are an engineer, revolve around essential maths working quietly behind the scenes. We can all take this for granted, but humans are error prone, and therefore our calculations and judgement can be too.

Here we will take a brief look at a variety of amusing (and alarming) mathematical blunders that lead to near miss events. Open discussion on quality control, why the metric system is unanimously superior, and a look at the systems that should have been in place to stop the mistakes.

Disastrous Dinners is a series of talks focusing on an accident or disaster and what can be learnt from it. After the presentation will be a social dinner and drinks along with lots of time to continue the discussion.


Andrew Brown

Andrew is a soon to be graduate in MEng Chemical Engineering from Strathclyde, and currently works in the Process Engineering team on placement at SLR Consulting, working with clients in the environmental sector (biogas, energy from waste etc).


18:30 arrival with a 19:00 start until 19:30. 

There is an optional social dinner after 19:30.

Further details

Attendees will be required to purchase their own food and drink.

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