Enthuse students about engineering
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of Here! is an online event where students get to meet and interact with real engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between the engineers, where students are the judges.
Students submit questions which the engineers try to answer by the next day. Students then have live online Facebook style chats with the engineers, where they ask questions, learn more about the engineers, and let engineers know their opinions. It takes place online over a two week period.
The I’m a Scientist video that sums it up
You interact online with school students, answering their questions about engineering, research, and just about everything else. You also listen to students’ opinions on engineering and get them thinking about how engineering affects their daily lives.
It runs for two weeks at a time, usually in March, June & November each year. Engineers spend around 2-3 hours a day split between answering questions in their own time, and in live chats during the school day.
ASK you questions
CHAT to you online about you, your research and area
Then VOTE for the engineer they think has best talked about their subject area and work, to win £500 to spend on communicating engineering.
You need: A computer with an internet connection (and that’s all!)
Answering questions: Don’t be afraid to say ‘I don’t know’ – you will be asked many questions which are not in your area, and it shows students that engineers and scientists don’t know the answers to everything!
Why take part?
- Taking part in I’m an Engineer develops your communication skills – this is the most mentioned benefit.
- It can re-energise you about your own work, and get you thinking differently.
- You will make a difference. And you’ll be learning too. Teenagers ask all sorts of questions – from the cheeky to the thought-provoking. They fizz with energy and can be infectious company.
- Strengthens links with students at local schools
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We believe that information should be free, so this part of the site is accessible to everyone. All engineers are free to use anything we’ve created on the site. This material has been created by Gallomanor (unless otherwise stated) and we have NOT copyrighted it. All material is licensed under a (CC) Creative Commons attribution license.