Over the last week, students and engineers across the UK have been engaging online in the Detection zone of I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here, funded by STFC.
Together they’ve talked about:
- the disappointment of not designing rollercoasters
- apprenticeships vs university
- what particle accelerators can be used for
- the influence of parents on career choices
- new ways to breathe underwater
- interviews for engineering jobs
- what one thing you would change about your past
- whether engineers even know what they want to be when they grow up
And much, much more. See the engineers and schools taking part.
In total, in the first seven days there’s been:
- 205 school students logging in to Detection Zone
- 169 ASK questions from students sent to the 5 engineers
- 106 votes cast by students for their favourites
- almost uncountable number of conversations in the 8 live chats so far.
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 until the winners are announced this Friday 22 November. Best of luck to all the engineers!