What’s been happening this November in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM outreach event

Is it putting yourself down to call yourself a nerd?

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 career regrets, the places engineers work in every day(and the far away places engineering can take you), close links between science and engineering, whether AI can help us find aliens,  and most important of all, Weetabix: Hot or cold?

There are three zones in the event this November: Health Zone, supported by Wellcome Trust, Artificial Intelligence Zone and Mole Zone (a general engineering zone) both funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering . See all the engineers and schools taking part in the event here.

In total, after the first seven days, there’s been:

  • 1,110 school students logging in to the three zones
  • 558 questions asked by students sent to the 18 engineers
  • 613 votes cast by students for their favourites
  • (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 24 live chats that have taken place already.

Enthusiastic class in full flow during a live chat in Artificial Intelligence Zone. Watch any of the chats live using this page

If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer, taking place 5th–16th March 2018. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!

This November 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 and see who wins this Friday 17th November. Best of luck to all the engineers!

Posted on November 13, 2017 by modantony in News. Comments Off on What’s been happening this November in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM outreach event