November 2016 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 7th to Friday 18th November 2016.

This November, your favourite online STEM engagement project returns with four different themed zones.

Read about them below, or if you want to jump straight to the application, teachers apply here:, and engineers here:

Apprentice Zone

There are a huge variety of apprenticeships available with a range of career opportunities, including many different types of engineering. This zone will include engineers who all got into engineering through an apprenticeship scheme and people currently completing apprenticeships.

The Apprentice Zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Diagnosis Zone


An x-ray machine scanning the patient’s knee | Image: Thomas Bjørkan

Engineers have a big part to play in finding out when there’s something medically wrong with us and keeping us healthy. Modern hospitals are filled with cutting-edge technology designed and made by engineers, used for testing and diagnosing what’s wrong. In this zone, engineers might be building machines that test patients for diseases in a very short space of time, designing microscopic cameras so we can see what’s going on inside the body or developing radiography equipment used to diagnose diseases like cancer.

The Diagnosis Zone is funded by the Wellcome Trust

Motor Zone

Motors are machines which convert one form of energy into mechanical energy to make things move. They can be found in the engines of cars or trains, but also in things household appliances, computers, and nanobots. Engineers in this zone might be developing motors to make vehicles faster and safer, or working on making electric motors more environmentally friendly.

The Motor Zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Space Zone


The International Space Station | Image: NASA

Look up at night and you will see a whole lot of space out there. With less than 70 years of sending things into space under our belts, the future up above is almost limitless. In this zone, engineers might be designing spacecraft that map and explore distant planets and stars, helping us understand more about the universe. Or they could be using data from orbiting telescopes to monitor the logging of rain-forests. They could even be making sure the satellite that carries your phone signal survives its shaky trip into orbit.

The Space Zone is funded by the UK Space Agency

Apply now to take part!



Apply before Monday 26th September. We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking which zones and how many classes you would like to bring online.



Apply before Monday 26th September. Take a look at this page for our advice on your application!



UKThis November we’ll also be running zones in I’m a Scientist. Click here for more information.



Posted on August 24, 2016 by modmichaela in News. Comments Off on November 2016 Zones