Over the last week, students and engineers have been engaging online in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from what’s so great about maths, becoming a propulsion engineer, sending names into the sun, dreams of going to sea, favourite telescopes, the worst parts about being an engineer (not many), and Marmite: love or hate?
There are two themed zones in the event this March: Space Telescope Zone and Satellite Zone, both funded by UK Space Agency, and the general Millimetre Zone, supported by the Royal Academy of Engineering and featuring engineers from a variety of disciplines. See all the engineers and schools taking part in the event here.
In total, after the first seven days, there’s been:
- 973 school students logging in to the three zones
- 402 questions asked by students sent to the 17 engineers
- 448 votes cast by students for their favourites
- (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 26 live chats that have taken place already.
Muons, the Gaia telescope, revision advice, who invented maths– it's all go in the live chat between school students and engineers in @spacegovuk Space Telescope Zone. for #IAEUK! Watch live until 12:20https://t.co/u3lR0HsKS1#YOE #ThisIsEngineering pic.twitter.com/EMXiSj3Pu9
— I'm an Engineer Team (@IAEGMOOH) March 8, 2018
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer, taking place 11th–22nd June 2018. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!
This March there’s still much more to come for British Science Week. 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 until the winners are announced this Friday 16th March. Best of luck to all the engineers!