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
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
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
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
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
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 29th February to Friday 11th March 2016. With 2 different zones, we’re looking for 10 engineers and have space for more than 600 students. Here is a list of the zones we will be running, or if you want to skip straight to the application, teachers register here: imanengineer.ie/teacher-registration, engineers apply here: imanengineer.ie/engineer-apply. Coding Zone Once upon a time codes were for sending secret messages between special agents. Now that coded computer programmes run, rule and create so much of the modern world, they’re still mostly hidden from view… Until now! Engineers in the Coding zone could be working on the communication systems connecting companies across the world, or researching powerful ways to make sense of huge data sets, or developing the websites you use everyday to inform/distract yourself. They might use coding skills to analyse the results of the Large Hadron Collider, or to model new fuel … Continue reading
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 everyone who took part in November’s Metre Zone. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner… So, for fantastic engagement during the event: Saoirse from Gaelcholaiste Chomain will receive a certificate and a gift voucher! 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 Elena.
November’s I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! saw 350 students ask more than 600 questions covering topics from toilet design to the greatest inventions ever, and it certainly had an impact on students and engineers alike: If this sounds up your street, you’ll be pleased to hear there is another chance to take part during Engineers Week: The next I’m a Engineer event will run from 29th February to 11th March 2016! Teachers register by Sunday 24th January: imanengineer.ie/teachers Engineers apply by Sunday 24th January: imanengineer.ie/engineers-apply Teachers will get an email in January asking them to choose their classes’ zones. The event is supported again by Science Foundation Ireland and will coincide with Engineers Week! We can already confirm we will be running the Coding Zone and the Space Zone, thanks to funding from Science Foundation Ireland.
I’m an Engineer, get me out of here! is back with the Metre Zone, running in Science Week! Between 9th–20th November the five engineers in this general engineering zone will be competing for the school students’ votes in fast-paced live chats and answering questions on everything from robots, to coding, to sewers systems, to medical microwaves. 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 who’ll be measuring them up in… Metre Zone The Engineers Alex Jaeger | Bioelectromagnetics Group, UCC I help build robotic tubes to investigate the inside of peoples’ lungs. Antonio Vargas-González | Google I make programs to find bad webpages in the internet. Martin O’Halloran | National University of Ireland Galway I use microwave signals to diagnose and treat diseases, such as cancer and stroke. Nicola Greene | Sanitation Consultant, UNICEF I work in Africa trying to improve access to … Continue reading
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here will run for two weeks during Science Week from Monday 9th to Friday 20th November 2015. We need engineers who are keen to talk about their work and find out what school students think about engineering. This is your opportunity to tell them how they can apply what they learn in their Maths, Technology, Design or Science classes in the real world. General Engineering Zone Metre Zone Engineers are more than Structural Engineers or Mechanical, more than Electrical Engineers or Civil; engineers aren’t defined by just one field. We’re looking for five engineers from different areas of engineering to help show students the breadth engineering, and that it isn’t all spanners and hard hats. Thanks to Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme for funding I’m an Engineer Ireland. Apply now to take part! Teachers Teachers apply here: imanengineer.ie/teachers Apply before Sunday 20th September. We’ll send … Continue reading