Over the last week, students and engineers have been engaging online in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from how astronauts communicate with earth, to what goes wrong in your job, to how on earth computer mice function, and even biggest career regrets and most important of all: Bourbons or Custard Creams?
This March, there’s a Space Zone and Production Zone, supported by Science Foundation Ireland, plus Energy Zone supported by Wellcome.
In total, in the first seven days there’s been:
- 703 school students logging in to the zones
- 477 ASK questions from students sent to the 18 engineers
- 347 votes cast by students for their favourites
- (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 33 live chats that have taken place.
We took part in the @IAEGMOOH live chat this am with a panel of engineers and took part in a lively exchange of questions and answers. There was a fantastic buzz around the room with lots of STEM related information sharing. Well done everyone! @PDSTPrimSTEM @DPSM_Activities pic.twitter.com/pnZFsyRHgi
— Clouna NS (@Clouna_NS) March 8, 2019
I am really enjoying talking to teachers and students and parents on the Space Zone chat this evening!!! @IAEGMOOH #IAEIE I have my notes which @NASA sent to me when I was 14, here to help me answer any questions!!! @SmartFuturesIE #EngWeek19 #STEM #EngineersWeek2019 pic.twitter.com/JzFozVm1tK
— Hannah C (@AstroHMFC) March 7, 2019
If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for the next I’m an Engineer. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!
This year, 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 15th March Best of luck to all the engineers!