November 2017 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 6th to Friday 17th November 2017, connecting school students with engineers across the UK.

We are running two themed zones and a general engineering zone suitable for any kind of engineer. The first I’m an Engineer zone just for students’ parents and carers will also be running alongside the school zones.

Read about the zones below, or head straight to the application form:

Artificial Intelligence Zone

“I’m afraid I can’t let you do that, Dave, unless you apply for I’m an Engineer first” – Genuine quote from the movie 2001 | Image: Abel

You would have to live your life under a rock, covered in wi-fi proof tinfoil, to avoid the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Computers are beating humans at our favourite games, starting to drive our cars, diagnosing our illnesses, even getting our jokes. But where does the ‘taking over the world’ hype end and the real future of AI begin?

In this zone there will be engineers developing AI and machine learning systems to learn about and solve problems across a range of areas: for example translating different languages in real-time conversations, farm machinery using satellite data to decide which crops need harvesting, or developing robotic carers to support people with disabilities.

The Artificial Intelligence Zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering

Health Zone

Our body is a little bit like a machine: our bones form a robust structure, which is moved by muscles. Our digestive system is in charge of taking up energy from food and the blood stream delivers it to where it is needed. We even have a very sophisticated waste management system, and all of this machinery is controlled by a central computer: our brain.

Biomedical engineers apply their design and problem solving skills to biology and medicine to improve healthcare. Some of the most well-known biomedical applications are micro-implants, complex equipment to look inside our bodies or robotic artificial body parts.

The Health Zone is supported by Wellcome

General Engineering Zone

The Mole Zone is a general engineering zone and will feature engineers from a range of different areas. We welcome any type of engineer to apply for these zones; the more diverse the better.

The Mole Zone is funded by Royal Academy of Engineering

Could intelligent motorways make this hell a thing of the past? | Image: Ben Gamble / CC BY-SA 2.0

Future Transport Zone – for parents and carers

The ways we travel are changing faster than ever before. In this new kind of zone, parents and carers will meet engineers creating the future of transport, get to ask questions about what they are working on and find out about engineering careers.

There could be engineers designing safety systems for self-driving cars, planning the infrastructure for HS2, experimenting with hyperloop technology, making engines that run on human waste or even developing intelligent motorways that never get jammed.

The Future Transport Zone is funded by the Royal Academy of EngineeringAll schools offered places in I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer UK will be able to give the parents and carers of their students access to this zone.

Apply now to take part!


Apply here. Find more info about the event here, and take a look at this page for our advice on your application!


Apply before Monday 2nd October. We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking which zones and how many classes you would like to bring online.


UKThis November we’ll also be running 7 zones in I’m a Scientist

and a brand new project –  25 Genomes – click here for more information.

Posted on September 13, 2017 by in News. Comments Off on November 2017 Zones