Day 10 – Congratulations to the winning engineers!

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.

Schools can sign up now for the June I’m a Scientist and a special event we’re running: I’m a Scientist, In the Zone.

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!!!

Engineers have been very positive too:

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

Posted on March 23, 2012 by in News. 3 Comments.

3 Responses to Day 10 – Congratulations to the winning engineers!

  1. paigebrown says:

    This has been the best outreach event EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. zoha says:

    this has been a memorable event ……………

  3. martinwallace says:

    I enjoyed this event so much! I have been able to re-evaluate why I love working in engineering and identified what I want to achieve in my career. I have seen how enthusiastic and switched-on the students have been and amazed at the high standard and range of questions asked.
    All in all this has been the most rewarding outreach event I have been part of and would thoroughly recommend it to both engineers and teachers – it was a great pleasure to be part of it.

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