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 how to help children with less opportunities become engineers, to saving the planet, to essential skills in engineering and even tips on how to get space apprenticeships and most important of all what everyone thinks of Harry Potter.
This March, there’s a Space Zone, supported by the UK Space Agency plus Energy Zone and Milligram Zone, a general zone featuring engineers from a range of areas and disciplines, both supported by STFC. See all the engineers and schools taking part in the event here.
In total, in the first seven days there’s been:
- 880 school students logging in to the zones
- 480 ASK questions from students sent to the 18 engineers
- 526 votes cast by students for their favourites
- (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 27 live chats that have taken place.
Year 9 are participating in #ImAnEngineer having a live chat with different engineers about their jobs and training. The winning engineer gets £500 to promote STEM activities! Fab start to Friday! @IAEGMOOH pic.twitter.com/CJBiSxT5cc
— Maths Summerhill (@Maths_SH) March 8, 2019
Managed to answer all the #IAEUK questions I've been asked in the past 24hours. There were so many great ones & had to really think to answer some of them. I love seeing students ask the things that matter to them as they explore. Time for a cup of tea! #STEM @IAEGMOOH
— Shruti Turner (@ShrutiTurner) March 6, 2019
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer, taking place 10–21 June. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!
This March, 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 until the winners are announced this Friday 15th March Best of luck to all the engineers!