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Who’s taking part: March 2018

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! Between the 5th and 16th March, students from 38 schools will be putting their questions to engineers in the Milimetre, Satellite, and Space Telescope Zones.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @iaegmooh, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK.

Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part…

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Posted on February 26, 2018 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: March 2018

March 2018 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 5th – Friday 16th March 2018, connecting school students with engineers across the UK.

We are running two themed zones and a general engineering zone. Read about them below, or head straight to the application form:

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Posted on January 15, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on March 2018 Zones

Student Winners – November 2017

After 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.

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Posted on December 4, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – November 2017

What’s been happening this November in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM outreach event

For the last week, students and engineers have been engaging online in the latest I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from career regrets, the places engineers work in every day(and the far away places engineering can take you), close links between science and engineering, whether AI can help us find aliens,  and most important of all, Weetabix: Hot or cold?

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Posted on November 13, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening this November in I’m an Engineer, the online STEM outreach event

I’m an Engineer November 2017: Who’s taking part?

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! Between the 6th and 17th November, students from nearly 50 schools will be putting their questions to engineers across 3 different zones. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @iaegmooh, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part… Artificial Intelligence Zone Funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering The Engineers Rumman Chowdhury | Accenture I’m in charge of Responsible and Ethical AI at the biggest tech consulting company in the world. Pooja Narayan | Airbus Research I’m building a search engine for my company that will learn what people want to find. Petros Papapanagiotou | University of Edinburgh I develop smart social networks so that computers and people can work better together. Greg Chance | Bristol Robotics Laboratory I program robots using artificial brains to help old people get dressed Giuseppe Cotugno | Buhler Sortex I am the … Continue reading

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on I’m an Engineer November 2017: Who’s taking part?

November 2017 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 6th to Friday 17th November 2017, connecting school students with engineers across the UK. We are running two themed zones and a general engineering zone suitable for any kind of engineer. The first I’m an Engineer zone just for students’ parents and carers will also be running alongside the school zones. Read about the zones below, or head straight to the application form: Teachers apply: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers Engineers apply: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply Artificial Intelligence Zone You would have to live your life under a rock, covered in wi-fi proof tinfoil, to avoid the topic of Artificial Intelligence. Computers are beating humans at our favourite games, starting to drive our cars, diagnosing our illnesses, even getting our jokes. But where does the ‘taking over the world’ hype end and the real future of AI begin? In this zone there will be engineers developing … Continue reading

Posted on September 13, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on November 2017 Zones

Student Winners – June 2017

After 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. Smart Materials Zone Winner: JeCla, Cardinal Wiseman Catholic School Candela Zone Winner: DG, Colchester County High School for Girls After taking part in I’m an Engineer, we ask the students to answer a few questions to help us gauge their attitudes towards engineering and science. We randomly choose one student who filled in the questions to win a voucher. That student is LDM076 

Posted on July 6, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – June 2017

What’s been happening this June in I’m an Engineer

For the last week, students and engineers have been engaging online in the latest I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from qualifications needed for engineering, to the reality of robots, to what bits of school science are hard, to what engineers do in their leisure time, to being accepted as a woman in engineering. There are two different zones in the event this June, funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering: One themed on Smart Materials, and Candela Zone, a general engineering zone featuring a mix of different kinds of engineers. See everyone who’s taking part in the event here. In total, after the first seven days, there’s been: 749 school students logging in to the two zones 292 questions asked by students sent to the 12 engineers (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 17 live chats that have taken place already. If all this has … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening this June in I’m an Engineer

I’m an Engineer June 2017: Who’s taking part?

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! In June students at nearly 30 schools will be interacting with 12 engineers across 2 zones. Between 12th – 23rd June school students will put the engineers through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions on everything from nanomaterials, to streaming video and cow poo gas tanks. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @iaegmooh, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part… Smart Materials Zone This zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Engineers Tony Anson | Brunel University London I “invent” things to treat disease, especially surgical devices that use “smart materials” Stacey Marple | Monitor Coatings Ltd Creating and applying surface coatings, currently working on the new Royal Navy Air Carriers to allow jets to land vertically on the deck Niamh Ryall | University of Leeds I use nanomaterials to make a new kind … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I’m an Engineer June 2017: Who’s taking part?

June 2017 zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 12th to Friday 23rd June 2017, connecting school students with engineers across the UK. We will be running a themed zone and a general engineering zone suitable for any kind of engineer. Read about them below, or head straight to the application form: Teachers apply: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers Engineers apply: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply Smart Materials Zone What if your phone screen knew how to fix itself? Smart materials are designed so they they will react to changes in their environment, such as temperature, light, pressure or moisture. There is a huge range of smart materials offering different properties that can be changed, such as thermochromic materials – which change colour as the temperature changes. These are used for everything from colour changing mugs, to safety products like food packaging to show you when your food is at the right temperature. Some materials, like e-textiles, you can … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on June 2017 zones