I’m an Engineer March 2017: Who’s taking part?

Schools taking part in March’s I’m an Engineer

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! In March students at nearly 50 schools will be interacting with engineers across 3 different zones.

Between 6th – 17th March school students will put the engineers through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions on everything from artificial limbs, to giant robots and 3D printing.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @iaegmooh, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK.

Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part…

Artificial Body Zone

This zone is funded by Wellcome.

The Engineers

Daniel Morse | PhD Student, Cardiff University

I look at how fungi and bacteria from the mouth interact and cause infections, how the cells in the mouth respond, and infect my own home-grown living 3D model of the roof of the mouth (which looks pretty cool under the microscope!).

Ana Gallego | Materials Engineer, Blatchford

I make artificial legs for amputees.

Zach Welshman | PhD Student, University of Leeds

I use a big expensive computer to see how the tiny bones and muscles in the foot move when you run around.

Sophie Cox | Lecturer, University of Birmingham

I use new materials and methods to make bone implants.

Todd Burton | PhD Student, University of Edinburgh

I am trying to find the best environment to grown a kidney in.

Alejandra Aranceta | Research Associate, University of Strathclyde

I work developing robotic arms for people that have lost their hand.

The Schools

  • Aith Junior High School, Shetland
  • All Hallows Catholic High School, Lancashire
  • Allerton High School, West Yorkshire
  • Auchinleck Academy, Auchinleck
  • Barr Beacon School, West Midlands
  • Blacon High School, Cheshire
  • Fishponds Church of England Academy, Bristol
  • Dartford Grammar School for Girls, Kent
  • Guiseley School, West Yorkshire
  • Heathfield Community College, East Sussex
  • King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Girls, West Midlands
  • North Harringay Primary School, London
  • Notre Dame High School, Greenock
  • St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School, Antrim
  • Stockley Academy, Hillingdon
  • The Dukeries Academy, Newark

Robotics Zone

This zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Engineers

Katie Pavey | Sales Engineer, Comau UK

I design high tech car factories with giant robots to build anything from a 4X4 to a supercar without any humans!

Ollie Morris | AUV Engineer, Salvage and Marine Operations

I maintain, operate and develop underwater robots to try and understand more about the sea floor and find things!

Iulia Motoc | PhD Student, University of Kent

I work in robotics, developing different algorithms for humanoid robots, and using robots in different scenarios, such as education and healthcare.

Mateusz Jozko |  Control System Engineer, Rockwell Automation

I am an Automatic Control and Robotics Engineer designing control systems.

Siobhan Duncan | PhD student, The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics

I research the possibility of using thousands of robots to complete tasks, such as searching for people after an earthquake, to save more lives when things go wrong.

Dmitry Dereshev | PhD Student, Northumbria University

I give robots to people and ask them about their experience – all to understand how people befriend robots.

The Schools

  • Bitterne Park School, Hampshire
  • Darrick Wood School, Kent
  • Dartford Science & Technology College, Kent
  • High Beech Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Essex
  • Parkside Academy, County Durham
  • Sawtry Village Academy, Cambridgeshire
  • St Teresa’s Catholic Primary School, Surrey
  • Stanborough School, Hertfordshire
  • Stockley Academy, Hillingdon
  • The Cornelius Vermuyden School, Essex
  • The Heathland School, Hounslow
  • The JCB Academy, Staffordshire
  • The Stephen Perse Foundation, Cambridgeshire
  • Touch Primary School, Fife
  • Wellfield High School, Lancashire
  • Whitworth Park School and Sixth Form College, County Durham
  • Woodside Primary School, Hertfordshire

Ampere Zone

This zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Engineers

Zoe Lonsdale | Batch Manager, Morgan Sindall

I ensure that when everyone flushes your toilet they can ultimately drink the same water.

Shahil Juggernath | Enel Green Power, Renewable Energy Project Engineer

I build wind farms in Africa.

Andres Rivero | PhD Student, University of Bristol

I’m trying to create a new smart and flexible wing for airplanes.

Emma Ryan | Research Engineer, Lockheed Martin UK

I look at metal using x-rays and electrons so we can 3D print spacecraft, satellites and armoured fighting vehicles.

Andy Woods | Railway Engineer, Siemens Rail Automation

I work in a team that designs systems to drive trains automatically.

Sheryl Williams| Flexible and Distance Learning Manager, Wolfson School

I provide day to day management for an existing portfolio of distance learning programmes.

The Schools

  • Aldridge School, West Midlands
  • Ashlawn School, Warwickshire
  • Breadalbane Academy, Aberfeldy
  • Colton Hills Community School, West Midlands
  • Doonfoot Primary School, Ayr
  • Glenthorne High School, Surrey
  • Lochgilphead High School, Lochgilphead
  • Poole Grammar School, Dorset
  • Robertsbridge Community College, East Sussex
  • Rode Heath Primary School, Staffordshire
  • Smarden Primary School, Kent
  • Smithycroft Secondary School, Glasgow
  • St Bridget’s Primary School & Nursery Class, Glasgow
  • St Francis Xavier’s College, Merseyside
  • St Ninian’s R C Primary School, Lochgelly
  • Waddesdon Church of England School, Buckinghamshire
Posted on February 21, 2017 modlucia in News | Comments Off on I’m an Engineer March 2017: Who’s taking part?