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 March for British Science week: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply
Let’s take a look at what the November Winners had to say…
You students have kept us on our toes for the last two weeks. There has been a great variety of questions, from the strange to the common, from politics to space, to fiction to engineering. We have covered a lot. I enjoyed answering every question. I truly hope some of the advice given is helpful, I hope you find your careers as enjoyable as I find mine, who knows you may be taking part in this passing your advice on to others (best part of engineering I think).
The live chats were completely bonkers, and were – without a doubt – the most fun part of the whole thing, and led to some of the best (and also cheekiest) questions. Engineers, sign up to as many of these as you can! You won’t regret a single one.
I had a great time talking to young students across the UK about what being an engineer involves! They asked questions about my PhD work, what it entails from the pros to the cons, what inspired me to become an engineer, the best possible advice I could give to someone who wants to pursue a career in engineering, and many other questions! I was very enthusiastic about relaying my knowledge, experience and key information that I knew they would benefit from hearing at their young age. The majority were very receptive, some captivated, and so it’s a pleasure knowing that we were able to encourage some of the world’s future engineers!
This is such a good event to expose students to people that they may not have ordinarily have met. Thank you to all the students that participated, for all your questions and showing an interest. I hope you were able to learn a lot during these sessions and get some feedback that you would not have been able to get otherwise. Science and Engineering is accessible to everyone and although you may struggle with it from time to time, I can promise that it is always worth it.
Are you up for the challenge? Want to show what engineering is really about… Or just want to join in the ‘bonkers’ live chats…
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!