Kilogram Zone Report March 2021

The Kilogram Zone ran from 1 to 26 March 2021 and was funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI).

The Zone featured 30 engineers working across a broad range of fields.

Download the Zone Report (pdf) ❯


30 engineers created profiles. They included:

  • Helena Mylise Sorensen, PhD student at Dublin City University
  • Alan Diaz, PhD student at CONNECT Centre
  • Jun Lin, research scientist at University College Cork

The winner of the Zone was Mike Hinchey, Head of Department of the Department of Computer Science & Information Systems at University of Limerick. Mike won €500 to deliver further engagement activities.


238 students from 9 schools across Ireland logged into the Zone.

77% of active students were from target schools: 73% from underserved schools and 13% from widening participation schools.

Live chats

20 live chats took place during the activity: 14 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.

On average, 5 engineers attended each live chat.

Posted on April 27, 2021 by modjamie in 2021, News, SFI, Zone Reports. Comments Off on Kilogram Zone Report March 2021