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: Teachers, sign up at: 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