After every event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog to be sent to all the students in who took part in the 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.
If you’re an engineer keen to answer students’ questions, apply now for the next event happening in June: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply
Let’s take a look at what the March Winners had to say…
The main reason for me to want to take part is because for me, as a student, I didn’t get an opportunity to be part of something like this. Growing up, the word Engineer meant possibly nothing to me and I had no idea that engineers could do so many diverse jobs or even become one. In fact, the sole opportunity of being able to ask absolutely ANY question that crosses your mind I think it is mind blowing.
This has been the first time I have been involved with any STEM engagement work, but the friendly and encouraging staff that run the event helped me through giving me advice along the way. I am so pleased I took part and that is a massive credit to the students that asked me the funny, creative and challenging questions throughout the event. So WELL DONE and thank you so much for voting for me as your favourite engineer I am really honoured.
I had to really think about my work and why I enjoy doing it, which has further enthused me in my research. I hope that I’m an Engineer also enthused all you students into a career in engineering, or at least gave further insight into the sort of things we get up to (including all those lunch breaks we’re allowed). I would like to say thank you to all of the students, for making it a thoroughly worthwhile experience for me (and a thank you to all those who voted for me too – I’m still somewhat in shock I get to spend £500 on Lego).
Are you up for the challenge? Want to show what engineering is really about? Or just want the chance to spend £500 on Lego…
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here runs every March, June, and November. It only takes 2 minutes and one sentence to apply!