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Student Winners – March 2018

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. Health Zone Winner: E205, St Colman’s NS  Space Zone Winner: Anakin, Inver College Robotics Zone Winner: Lolly, Ennis Community College 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 353heam37.

Posted on April 10, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – March 2018

February – March 2018 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   Eimear Tuohy, University College Cork, Space Zone It was great being able to share my knowledge and experience with such enthusiastic and interesting students. I hope that all of the engineer’s answers have helped you identify what aspects of science and engineering you could study in the future. I hope we inspired you and cleared up any concerns you might have had about engineering. And to be honest, all of … Continue reading

Posted on March 27, 2018 by modsiobhan in News | Comments Off on February – March 2018 Winners blog posts

Who’s taking part: February–March 2018

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! In February and March students at 35 schools will be interacting with 15 engineers across 3 different zones. Between 26th February – 9th March school students will put the engineers through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions in the Health, Robotics, and Space 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… Health Zone The Health Zone is funded by Wellcome The Engineers Karl Brennan | MSD I solve interesting and difficult problems every day so that my company can make medicine to improve the lives of healthy and sick patients. Ivor Geoghegan | NUI Galway I try to learn more about how bones feel forces like gravity and how this process goes wrong in osteoporosis. Fiona Freeman | Trinity Centre for Bioengineering I’m a modern day frankenstein…I use … Continue reading

Posted on February 21, 2018 by modjosh in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: February–March 2018

February 2018 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 26th February to Friday 9th March 2018 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: Teachers apply: imanengineer.ie/teachers Engineers apply: imanengineer.ie/engineer-apply 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. 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 … Continue reading

Posted on January 9, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on February 2018 Zones

Student Winners – March 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. Energy Zone Winner: DLang, St Colman’s NS  Health Zone Winner: Cavemaster137, Inver College Space Zone Winner: ROYLE, Ennis Community College 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 SALSMI27 

Posted on March 28, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – March 2017

March 2017 Winners’ Blogs

After every event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog to be sent to all the students who took part in their zone. It’s a great way for the engineers to reflect on the previous two weeks, thank all the students for voting for them and talk about their outreach plans for the prize money. Let’s take a look at what the March Winners had to say… David, Health Zone I’m really happy that I took part in the contest; it gave me the opportunity to talk to people around the country about the work that engineers do. I sincerely hope that the people we talked to now have a better idea about what work as engineer is like, and that a few of them will have been inspired enough to think about becoming engineers themselves. Engineering paves the way for the future of our planet, and it’s so … Continue reading

Posted on March 28, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on March 2017 Winners’ Blogs

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! In March students at over 30 schools will be interacting with 15 engineers across 3 different zones. Between 6th – 16th March school students will put the engineers through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions on everything from superfood, to spaceships and new types of energy. 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… Health Zone This zone is funded by Wellcome. The Engineers Veasna Sum-Coffey | PhD Student, National University of Galway My work will help bones heal faster after surgery. Claire Conway | Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT I work with doctors to better understand how medical devices perform in the body, such as stents for the heart. Bobby Huxford | PhD Student, NUI Galway I look at cracks growing in lightweight materials to see if we can use lighter materials instead of steel … Continue reading

Posted on February 27, 2017 by modlucia in News | Comments Off on Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

March 2017 Zones

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 6th to Thursday 16th March 2017. This March, during Engineers Week, we will be running three different themed zones. Read about them below, or if you want to jump straight to the application: Teachers apply here: imanengineer.ie/teachers Engineers apply here: imanengineer.ie/engineers-apply. Energy Zone Energy is vital to our modern world. Some fridges can consume the same amount of energy as 25 large power plants produce every year. That’s a lot of energy just for keeping your food cool. And Google uses around 0.013% of the world’s energy – enough to continuously power 200,000 homes (remember that when you’re next googling your homework!). Where does all this energy come from, and how can we use it better? In this zone engineers might be designing sustainable energy systems, extracting fossil fuels in more environmentally friendly ways, creating innovative projects to reduce carbon emissions, … Continue reading

Posted on January 13, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on March 2017 Zones

February 2016 Winners’ Blogs

After each event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog that is sent to everyone who took part in their zone. It’s a chance for them to reflect on their I’m an Engineer experience and thank the students for their questions and votes. Let’s take a look at what the winners of February’s zones had to say… Conor, Coding Zone The last two weeks have been fun haven’t they? Sounds a bit weird saying that an engineering Q&A was fun… But I really did have a blast speaking with you guys and answering your questions. As some of you know, I spent the first week of the chats in Sao Paulo, Brazil. And it’s funny because looking back on the trip, probably the thing that I enjoyed most was getting up early to see what questions you guys asked and to take part in the chat rooms. I enjoyed it so much I … Continue reading

Posted on April 4, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on February 2016 Winners’ Blogs

I’m an Engineer 2016: Who’s taking part?

I’m an Engineer Ireland is back for Engineers Week 2016! There’ll be two zones running between 29th February – 11th March, Space Zone and Coding Zone. The ten engineers in these zones will be competing for hundreds of school students’ votes in fast-paced live chats and answering questions on everything from robots, to programming, to satellites, to artificial body parts. 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 the schools from all over Ireland that they’ll be interacting with in… Coding Zone The Engineers Ilaria Cinelli | PhD student,  NUI Galway I study biomedical engineering and computational modelling. Sarah Doran | Technical Lead, Mobile Travel Technologies I lead a team making a cool website that’s like Facebook but for people who travel with their job and use our website on their phones, tablets and on laptops. Frederik Gossen |  Lero – The … Continue reading

Posted on February 15, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on I’m an Engineer 2016: Who’s taking part?