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Winner of the Kilogram Zone 🏆

The Kilogram Zone ran for 4 weeks in March 2021 and was funded by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI). The Zone featured 30 engineers working across a broad range of fields. Over the month, students voted for their favourite engineer. At the end of the Zone, the engineer with the most votes was Mike Hinchey. As winner, Mike gets €500 to spend on further public outreach projects. Here’s what he had to say about being crowned the Kilogram Zone winner… “I’m really delighted – and extremely surprised – to be chosen as the winner.I hope I’m an Engineer has convinced some students that a career in engineering could be right for them. Even if it didn’t, hopefully it gave a better awareness and appreciation of engineering and how it’s used in so many areas: in everything from entertainment and games, to medical devices and healthcare, through to robotics and space exploration. … Continue reading

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Student winners – March 2020

During March’s activity, 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 is only one voucher to be won 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. Continue reading

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“I’m an Engineer was an excellent opportunity to hear what kids’ concerns are” – March 2020 winners’ blog post

After every event we ask the winning engineers to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the engineers to reflect on the previous two weeks, thank all the students for voting for them, and talk about how they plan to use their €500 prize money.

If you’re an engineer keen to experience the ‘best crash course in scicomm’, apply now for the next event, at imanengineer.ie/engineer-apply Continue reading

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What’s been happening in I’m an Engineer Ireland, the online engineering engagement activity

Over the last week, students and engineers across Ireland have been engaging online in 3 I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here Zones, funded by Science Foundation Ireland and Wellcome Trust.

Together they’ve talked about:

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Posted on March 9, 2020 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening in I’m an Engineer Ireland, the online engineering engagement activity

Who’s taking part in March 2020

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between Monday 2nd and Friday 13th, students at over 30 schools will be putting their questions to engineers in 3 different themed zones.

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

Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part…
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March 2020 zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here returns this March, for two weeks from Monday 2nd-Friday 13th.

We’re running three themed zones this March.

Read on to find out about them, or head straight to the application form to take part:

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Student Winners – March 2019

During 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. Continue reading

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“I’m confident that there’s no shortage of great up-and-coming scientists and engineers” – March 2019 winners’ blog posts

After every event we ask the winning engineers to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the engineers to reflect on the previous two weeks, thank all the students for voting for them, and talk about how they plan to use their €500 prize money.

If you’re an engineer keen to experience the ‘best crash course in scicomm’, apply now for the next event, at imanengineer.ie/engineer-apply Continue reading

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What’s been happening in I’m an Engineer Ireland, the online engineering engagement event

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? Continue reading

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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. Read about them below, or head straight to the application form:

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