Over the last week, students and engineers across the UK have been engaging online in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from how robotics will impact the health service, to advice for becoming an engineer and learning software development, to recommendations for engineering apprenticeships, to childhood interests, to the discovery (for the engineers) of just who BTS are.
This June, there’s a Health Zone, funded by Wellcome, and Milliampere Zone, a general zone featuring engineers from a range of areas and disciplines, funded by STFC. See all the engineers and schools taking part here.
In total, in the first seven days there’s been:
- 529 school students logging in to the zones
- 252 ASK questions from students sent to the 12 engineers
- 338 votes cast by students for their favourites
- (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 17 live chats that have taken place.
yesterday in #IAEUK @IAEGMOOH (2/2)
-student2: surely I would be able to overpower a robotic finger if i had to fight it!
-student3: i could put it in a box
-me (wondering how this went so badly): no one is locked in any room with a killer robotic finger! pic.twitter.com/CnEdCnHgtB
— Antonia Tzemanaki (@DanielGiskard) June 15, 2019
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer, taking place 11-22 November. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!
This June, 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 21 June. Best of luck to all the engineers!