For the last week, students and engineers have been engaging online in the latest I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from qualifications needed for engineering, to the reality of robots, to what bits of school science are hard, to what engineers do in their leisure time, to being accepted as a woman in engineering.
There are two different zones in the event this June, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering: One themed on Smart Materials, and Candela Zone, a general engineering zone featuring a mix of different kinds of engineers. See everyone who’s taking part in the event here.
In total, after the first seven days, there’s been:
- 749 school students logging in to the two zones
- 292 questions asked by students sent to the 12 engineers
- (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 17 live chats that have taken place already.
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer, taking place 6th–17th November 2017:
This June there’s still much more to come. From 3pm on Tuesday the pressure starts to mount as the first engineer is evicted from each zone, with another following each day after. Who will survive to stay in the running for the £500 prize? Find out before anyone else from the announcement in the staffroom each day. Best of luck to all the engineers!