“It helps me with my future STEM engagement” – June 2019 Winners’ blog posts

After every activity we ask the winning engineers to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in their 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’, find out more and apply now for the next activity at imanengineer.org.uk/engineers

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Posted on July 1, 2019 by modantony in News | Comments Off on “It helps me with my future STEM engagement” – June 2019 Winners’ blog posts

Personal development and confidence communicating

 

Giuseppe took part in the Artificial Intelligence Zone, talking to students about his role as a software engineer at Buhler Sortex and his PhD. He had participated in some public dissemination activities while working in a previous job as a researcher, but didn’t expect how much the I’m an Engineer experience would benefit him. Continue reading

Posted on June 25, 2019 by modantony in Case Study, Engineer Quotes, News | Comments Off on Personal development and confidence communicating

Long lasting benefits for employees and employers

 

Before taking part in I’m an Engineer, Emma Ryan felt the engagement events she was involved in weren’t reaching those who would benefit most. “Talking to girls about engineering is a big push for what I do,” she says, “but we were going to speak to women at university who know they’re doing engineering… I think it’s more important to go back to primary school.”

In I’m an Engineer, Emma was able to directly reach this audience. Winning the zone then gave her £500 towards her own engagement activities, which she used to leverage support from her employer. Continue reading

Posted on June 17, 2019 by modamy in Case Study, News | Comments Off on Long lasting benefits for employees and employers

“I’ve been genuinely inspired” – 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, taking place 10th – 21st June 2019, at imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply   Leah Morgan, United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Energy Zone I have had an amazing time taking part in I’m an Engineer and have been genuinely inspired, by both the students and my fellow engineers. I can’t wait to get back to work and to take part in JET’s biggest experimental campaign yet!   Brian Weaver, University of Nottingham, Space Zone Students, I really … Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2019 by modamy in News | Comments Off on “I’ve been genuinely inspired” – March 2019 winners’ blog posts

“Such a remarkable experience” – November 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, taking place 4th – 15th March 2019, at imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply Continue reading

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‘I feel reinvigorated by what I do’ – June 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, taking place 5th–16th November, at imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply

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Posted on July 13, 2018 by modamy in News | Comments Off on ‘I feel reinvigorated by what I do’ – June 2018 Winners blog posts

Showing students the relevance of their learning

“Doing something engaging like this creates a more well-rounded education and my students have now seen real-life applications of curriculum content.” — Lucy, Maths Teacher at Cornelius Vermuyden School, Canvey Island

Only a small proportion of students at Cornelius Vermuyden School aspire to go to university or move out of the local area, and many don’t see the point in what they study in school. Lucy tells us how their involvement in I’m an Engineer helped them see the importance of maths and broaden their horizons.

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Posted on July 13, 2018 by modamy in Case Study, News | Comments Off on Showing students the relevance of their learning

‘You have revitalised my love for engineering’ – 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.org.uk/engineer-apply

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Posted on March 27, 2018 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on ‘You have revitalised my love for engineering’ – March 2018 Winners blog posts

Engaging parents with engineers

In November 2017, we ran a zone for the parents, carers and families of students in I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer. We want to help them discover more about engineering careers.

Research and surveys consistently point towards the strong influence of parental attitudes on children’s careers choices and aspirations. For professions such as engineering, where knowledge of what it’s really like is generally low, parents can fall back on limiting old-fashioned stereotypes of who can become an engineer, often unconsciously biasing their children away from considering the industry.

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Posted on January 28, 2018 by modantony in Evaluation | Comments Off on Engaging parents with engineers

‘I have fallen in love all over again with engineering’ – November 2017 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, taking place 5th–16th March, at imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply

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Posted on November 24, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on ‘I have fallen in love all over again with engineering’ – November 2017 Winners blog posts