June 2018 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 11th – Friday 22nd June 2018, connecting school students with engineers across the UK.

We are running two themed zones which you can read about below, or head straight to the application form:

 

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been in orbit around Earth for over 27 years | Image: NASA

Space Zone

Look up at night and you will see a whole lot of space out there. With less than 70 years of sending things into space under our belts, the future up above is almost limitless.

In this zone, engineers might be designing spacecraft that map and explore distant planets and stars, helping us understand more about the universe. Or they could be using data from orbiting telescopes to monitor the logging of rainforests. They could even be making sure the satellite that carries your phone signal survives its shaky trip into orbit.

The Space Zone is funded by the UK Space Agency

 

Artificial Body Zone

When a body part is damaged it can be possible to repair or replace it. Inventive humans have been crafting artificial body parts since at least the days of Ancient Egypt! For most of our history the design and materials used to make body parts stayed much the same. Since the 20th century, however, engineers have greatly increased the variety and effectiveness of artificial body parts, using new materials and smarter design.

Engineers in this zone might be trying to grow new organs using stem cells, designing bionic arms that can outperform a natural one, or even developing whole exoskeletons that restore mobility to paralysed people.

The Artificial Body Zone is supported by Wellcome

 


Apply now to take part!

Engineers

Apply by Monday 30th AprilFind more info about the event here, and take a look at this page for our advice on your application!

Teachers

If you’re already on our lists, please fill out the survey linked in the email we’ve sent you. If you’re new to our events, click below…

Apply by Monday 30th April. We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking which zones and how many classes you would like to bring online.


This June we’ll also be running
I’m a Scientist – click here for more information.
MRC Festival Zone from the 4th – 29th June – click here for more information

Posted on April 9, 2018 by modmichaela in News.