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February 2015 Student Winner

After every event we ask the engineers and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to everyone who took part, there were loads of interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in the Boole Zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winner will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Winner: freddo, Castlecomer Community School 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. We randomly choose one student who filled in the questions to win a voucher. That student is 263beb24.

Posted on February 26, 2015 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer February 2015: Who’s taking part?

During Engineers Week, from Monday 2nd to Friday 13th February, we will be celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole’s birth with the Boole Zone. George Boole was an mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in algebraic logic, and was appointed as the first professor of mathematics at University College Cork in 1849. For the latest news and announcements, find us on Twitter, @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEIE. Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part… Boole Zone The Engineers Sinead Quirke | Irish Aviation Authority I’m really lucky to work making flying safe and secure by trying to figure out what might go wrong and fix it before it does. Padraic Morrisey | Tyndall National Institute I break electronics, but then try to discover how and why it broke; It’s the how and why that matter to me. Nathan Quinlan | National University of Ireland Galway I like learning and teaching about how liquids, gases and heat flow, and I’ve used … Continue reading

Posted on January 16, 2015 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

November 2014 Student Winners

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: Rach, Mount Sackville Secondary School Kelvin Zone Winner: Emes, Coláiste Bhaile Chláir 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 STEM. We randomly choose one student who filled in the questions to win a voucher. That student is Sarah.

Posted on December 18, 2014 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

February 2015 – Boole Zone

After our first I’m an Engineer event last November, and thanks to funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, I’m an Engineer comes back to Ireland in February! During Engineers Week, from Monday 2nd to Friday 13th February, we will be celebrating the bicentenary of George Boole’s birth with the Boole Zone. George Boole was an mathematician, philosopher and logician. He worked in algebraic logic, and was appointed as the first professor of mathematics at University College Cork in 1849. We are looking for five engineers who use Boolean logic in their work, to answer questions online, and chat with curious students all around Ireland. As engineer David said “I was very impressed with the questions, which covered all kinds of aspects of engineering and science as well as what it’s like to actually be a working engineer.” Apply now to take part! Apply before Friday 9th January. Teachers Teachers apply here: imanengineer.ie/teachers We’ll send an email out soon after you sign up asking … Continue reading

Posted on December 15, 2014 by modangela in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer returns in Engineers Week 2015

The first ever I’m an Engineer event in Ireland is barely over, and we have some good news to share. Thanks to funding from Science Foundation Ireland’s Discover Programme, we will be running 3 more zones of I’m an Engineer in 2015. The first of these zones will coincide with Engineers Week in February 2015. We’re looking for 5 engineers to answer questions, online, from inquisitive students all around Ireland, for the 2 weeks of Monday 2nd – Friday 13th February. Engineers, apply at: imanengineer.ie/engineers-apply Teachers, sign up at: imanengineer.ie/teachers The application deadline is early in the New Year, on Wednesday 7th January. Have a look at the kinds of questions asked in the themed Energy Zone and general engineering Kelvin Zone, to see what taking part involves. As engineer David said “I was very impressed with the questions, which covered all kinds of aspects of engineering and science as well as what it’s like to actually be a … Continue reading

Posted on November 28, 2014 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer November 2014: Who’s taking part?

I’m an Engineer is coming to Ireland for the first time during Science Week this November. From the 10th to 21st November, 10 engineers will be competing for school students’ votes in two weeks of fast-paced live chats and questions on everything from renewable energy, to robots, and pizza toppings. For the latest news and announcements, find us on Twitter, @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEIE. Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… Energy Zone The Engineers Raymond Alcorn | University College Cork Figuring our how to get our energy in the future. Laura Tobin | University College Dublin As an optical engineer, I work in the dark shining different types of light (Xenon, LED, lasers) onto different types of materials to see what happens – e.g. making holograms or shining lasers on different dyes that I use in my biomimetic solar cells. John Ging | EirGrid I study the connection of customers … Continue reading

Posted on October 20, 2014 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

November 2014 Zones

With new funding secured for our events in Ireland from SFI’s Discover Programme, I’m an Engineer will be running for the first time in Ireland during Science Week this November (10th–21st). 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 to the real word. As Matt Maddock, a previous I’m an Engineer UK participant, put it: If you get any joy from explaining the world, or think you might have some aptitude for it, then don’t hesitate to apply! In case you need more convincing, members of Engineers Ireland can earn up to one day’s Continual Professional Development (CPD) by taking part. Keep reading for details of the zones, or if you want to jump straight to … Continue reading

Posted on September 10, 2014 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Ireland’s Call for Engineers

Engineers have always been welcome to take part in I’m a Scientist, but that doesn’t do justice to the fact that there are probably more engineers than scientists in the country. And that since schools often don’t teach “engineering” there is less opportunity for schools to understand this essential discipline. I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! works in the same way as its older sister. Five engineers CHAT with students, answer the questions ASKed, and compete for VOTEs to win a €500 prize. This November 10th – 21st we are running 2 zones, during Science Week. We’ll announce what the themes are in September. In the UK we’ve run a wide range: Space, Detection, Transport, Water, Energy, Health. What do you think we should run in Ireland? What’s next? Engineers! We need engineers who are keen to talk about their work. We’re not looking for the glamorous gigs or … Continue reading

Posted on July 18, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment