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The Space Zone winner! 🏆

In March 2021, the Space Zone ran for 3 weeks. The Zone was funded by the UK Space Agency, and featured 8 engineers working across the space sector. 435 students logged in, taking part in over 20 live chats, and sending 75 questions to the engineers. During the activity, students voted for their favourite engineer, and the winner was Hester Baird! As Zone winner, Hester wins £500 to spend on more engineering engagement activities. Here’s what she had to say about her experience in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here… “Wow, well this is exciting! I’ve had such a great time taking part in the Space Zone, and was blown away by the enthusiasm of all the students involved. Thank you all for the fantastic questions, and I hope everyone was able to take something away from the event, whether that was a new found enthusiasm for space, … Continue reading

Posted on March 23, 2021 by modjamie in News | Comments Off on The Space Zone winner! 🏆

Who’s taking part in the Space Zone? 🚀

Welcome to the Space Zone Throughout March, students can connect with engineers in the Space Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win £500 to do more engineering outreach activities. The engineers are working on lots of different exciting things to do with space. Here are just a few that are taking part: Naziyah Mahmoud, a geeky space ninja 🥷🏼 Hester Baird, an enthusiastic musical astrophysicist 🎶 John Chinner, a ‘practical, passionate, and average’ space geek🪐   Take a look at all the engineers in the Space Zone Teachers: Book your live Chat today from your Dashboard. See where the scientists are from on the map below. We look forward to you joining us in the Space Zone! ModTom and the Space Zone Team

Posted on February 25, 2021 by modtom in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part in the Space Zone? 🚀

Book your ‘I’m an Engineer, Stay at home’ Live Chat!

Chat bookings are LIVE for I’m an Engineer, Stay at home for the coming weeks! Book your live chat here: imanengineer.org.uk/live-chat I’m an Engineer, Stay at home is designed to give you and your students a chance to reconnect safely with each other and science as a whole. You can watch an example live chat here to see what it’s like. Through a series of live chats and submitting questions to ‘ASK’. Students can decide which engineer gets their vote to be crowned ‘Engineer of the Week’.  Live chats have been busy with tonnes of questions for our Engineers. Students have been discovering everything from how a scientist started in their job to qualifications they’ve taken and what they had for breakfast. Students may even discover a future job they didn’t know existed! Chats have been busy in the Tomorrow’s Engineer zone with the scientists being questioned about all aspects … Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2020 by in News | Comments Off on Book your ‘I’m an Engineer, Stay at home’ Live Chat!

Student winner – November 2019

During the activity in November we asked the engineers and moderators to select the students who stood out for them: the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student winners, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winners below will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher. The student winner in Detection Zone is… five129web, The North School  

Posted on December 16, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on Student winner – November 2019

What’s happening in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM engagement activity

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. If all this has got you wanting a piece of … Continue reading

Posted on November 18, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on What’s happening in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM engagement activity

Who’s taking part: November 2019

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between Monday 11th and Friday 22nd November, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 5 engineers in the Detection Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @iaegmooh, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. The Detection Zone is a themed zone supported by STFC. Fahim Dhalla | Cryogenics Mechanical Engineer, CERN I work on many aspects related to liquid helium cooling systems, from design to build, to help test new super conducting magnets Chris Parmenter | Electronic Engineer, RAL Space I design cameras, and other scientific equipment, for use in space. Candice Basson | PhD Student, University of Manchester I use one of the world’s largest particle detectors to look for new tiny building blocks of our universe Will Smith | Graduate Engineer, Daresbury Laboratory I work with other scientists … Continue reading

Posted on October 31, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: November 2019

November 2019 – Detection Zone!

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here returns in November, for two weeks from Monday 11th-Friday 22nd.

We are running a Detection Zone funded by STFC. Read on to find out more, or head straight to the application form:

This November also sees the return of I’m a ResearcherI’m a Scientist UK and I’m a Scientist Ireland! Continue reading

Posted on September 10, 2019 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on November 2019 – Detection Zone!

Student Winners – June 2019

During every event we ask the engineers and moderators to select the students who stood out for them: the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats.

Well done to all of the student winners, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winners below will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Continue reading

Posted on July 10, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – June 2019

What’s happening in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM engagement activity

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 … Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on What’s happening in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM engagement activity

Who’s taking part: June 2019

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! returns this June for two weeks from the 10th to the 21st. Engineers and school students across the country will be taking part in two different zones: Health, and Milliampere – a general engineering zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. Engineers! Want to take part in our next online event? Sign up here for November 2019. Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part… The Health Zone The Health Zone is a themed zone supported by Wellcome. The Engineers Tonia Tzemanaki | Lecturer in Robotics, University of Bristol Tonia teaches robotics to university students and also designs wearable robotic devices for healthcare. Sam Gaughan | PhD Student, University of Nottingham Sam uses computers to learn about and improve enzymes so they can be used to make all sorts of … Continue reading

Posted on May 29, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: June 2019