It’s been a very intense two weeks of animated live chats and thought-provoking questions, with lots of topical issues up for debate.
Students and engineers have had over 80 live chats and engineers have answered nearly 1,300 student questions.
The six winning engineers have made it through four nail biting rounds of evictions. Each student vote counted and in some zones the evictions came down to just a few votes.
It’s time to reveal the winner in each zone. Congratulations to:
|Zone||Winner||Where they work|
|Energy Zone||Robin Stafford Allen||Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE|
|Health Zone||Paige Brown||Louisiana State University|
|High Performance Zone||Andy Hearn||Thales Avionics|
|Measurement Zone||Matt Maddock||STFC, Diamond Lightsource|
|Transport Zone||James Vokes||Thales UK|
|Water Zone||Chris Hill||British Antarctic Survey|
The winning engineers all receive £500 to spend on STEM engagement, and we can’t wait to see their wonderful ideas put into practice!
Thank you to all the engineers who have taken part. This is the first time we’ve run I’m an Engineer and each and every one of you has contributed to making it a success.
We’d also like to thank teachers for your enthusiasm and involvement. And students for your questions and live chats, which have been a mixture of challenging, funny, thought-provoking and sometimes quite bizarre. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part! Teachers and students, please remember to fill in our feedback surveys, as your feedback really helps us find out what did and didn’t work.
And finally, a BIG thank you to our funders, The Royal Academy of Engineering the UK’s national academy for engineering who aim to advance and promote excellence in engineering through bringing together the most successful and talented engineers from across all engineering sectors.
Thanks also to the STFC, the Measurement Zone sponsor, who tackle some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security.
Here are some highlights from what people have been saying about the event:
In live chats students said: “thankyou very much for your great advice”
and “thank you so much for talking to us we have had such an amazing time speaking to you! We are all so inspired by your work!!!”
Rain Irshad said in the Staffroom: “How did this get so addictive? It’s brilliant. Do you think the kids are this excited too?”
And Andy Hearn said in a live chat: “you guys rock.. this has been the best chat ever“