We’ve got lots of interesting activities for students this autumn term. Get stuck in with I’m an Engineer and I’m a Scientist! Teachers: Register and get access to all available activities each month ❯ This includes I’m an Engineer, I’m a Scientist, as well as our other projects. School students gain a better understanding of STEM careers, and see STEM as something ‘for them’, by connecting with engineers, scientists, researchers, and experts in their field. Find out more ❯ Everything happens online. It’s text-only (no audio or video), fully moderated, and flexible – take part at times that suit your timetable at any time during the activity. All our activities are fully funded for UK state-maintained schools. September 2021 General science Zone Starting on 23 August and running throughout September, this general science-themed Zone (called the Hydrogen Zone) will feature scientists working on a broad range of topics, such as … Continue reading
The Candela Zone ran for 6 weeks in June and July 2021.
It was funded by Digital Engineering Technology & Innovation (DETI) programme at the University of the West of England, and featured 35 engineers working across a broad range of fields.
At the end of the Zone, the winning engineer with the most votes from students was…
Throughout June and July, students can connect with engineers in the Candela Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win a £500 prize for more outreach activities. Teachers: Find out more and register to take part ❯ The engineers are working on lots of different and exciting things, from designing medical devices, to ensuring bridges don’t fall down, to helping slow global warming! Here are just some of the people taking part: Louise Wood Dog-loving engineer 🐕🦺 Richard Totty Bird-watching grouting guru 🦅🧱 Tommy Shinton Water Engineering Designer 🌊 Abigail Seager Cake-maker, lego-lover, engineer 🧱🍰 Anne Scrimshaw Artist, Engineer, Maker 🎨⚙ Caroline Roche Control Systems Engineer 💻 Helen Randell Sustainability driven horse-rider 🏇 Jessica Poore Outdoor-loving ⛺, cat-cuddling 🐈, renewables engineer 🌊 🌞 Adrian Marsland Future aircraft developer ✈ Manish Labroo Dog-loving, sci-fi loving, batman-fan engineer 🦇 Tom Kitching Rugby-loving engineer … Continue reading
The Metre Zone ran for 4 weeks in March 2021. It was funded by Digital Engineering Technology and Innovation (DETI), and featured 24 engineers working across a broad range of fields. 804 students logged in, from 24 schools across the UK. Over the month, students voted for their favourite engineer. At the end of the Zone, the engineer with the most votes was Michael Jones. Michael wins £500 to spend on further public outreach projects. Here’s what he had to say about his victory… “I’m an Engineer has been a really great experience. Goodness knows how many keen students I have had the opportunity to engage with over the past four weeks. [Students have] asked me some questions that I don’t think I’ve ever been asked up till now which has really made me think about giving […] some good answers, and I always appreciate an opportunity to think about … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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