March 2019 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 4th – Friday 15th March 2019 during Engineers Week, connecting school students with engineers across Ireland.

We are running three themed zones this March. Scroll down to read about them, or head straight to the application form:

 


Health Zone

Our body is a little bit like a machine: our bones form a robust structure, which is moved by muscles. Our digestive system is in charge of taking up energy from food and the blood stream delivers it to where it is needed. We even have a very sophisticated waste management system, and all of this machinery is controlled by a central computer: our brain.

Biomedical engineers apply their design and problem solving skills to biology and medicine to improve healthcare. Some of the most well-known biomedical applications are micro-implants, complex equipment to look inside our bodies or robotic artificial body parts.

The Health Zone is supported by Wellcome.

 

Production Zone

Have you ever looked at a car, or a chocolate bar, or your computer mouse and wondered: How is that made? Well the engineers in the Production Zone could be able to tell you.

In this zone the people who engineer the machines and processes that produce nearly everything in our everyday lives will be coming up with the goods. They might manufacture medical devices, smart machines or microelectronic components, develop autonomous systems for factories or be researching new advanced manufacturing techniques like 3D printing.

The Production Zone is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.

 

The Hubble Space Telescope, which has been in orbit for 27 years | Image: NASA

Space Zone

Look up at night and you will see a whole lot of space out there. With less than 70 years of sending things into space under our belts, the future up above is almost limitless. And space has huge impacts on how we live our lives down here.

In this zone, engineers might be designing spacecraft that map and explore distant planets and stars, helping us understand more about the universe. Or they could be using data from orbiting telescopes to monitor the logging of rainforests. They could even be making sure the satellite that carries your phone signal survives its shaky trip into orbit.

The Space Zone is funded by Science Foundation Ireland.


Apply now to take part!

Teachers:

If you’re already on our lists, please fill out the survey linked in the email we’ve sent you. If you’re new to our events, click below…

Apply by Monday 21st January. We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking which zones and how many classes you would like to bring online.

Engineers:

Apply now and find more info about the event hereTake a look at this page for our advice on your application!

 


This March we’ll also be running
I’m a Scientist UK — click here for more information.
I’m an Engineer UK click here for more information.

Posted on December 18, 2018 by modamy in News. Comments Off on March 2019 Zones