After every event we ask the winning engineers to write a short post to be sent to all the students in who took part in their 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 November: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply
Let’s take a look at what the winners from June had to say…
Through this event I have learnt how to explain complex engineering concepts in a simplified way and have learnt a few things from the students and the other engineers. I am very much looking forward to doing more STEM events with schools with the aim of actively getting students involved in practical engineering challenges.
The live-chats were INCREDIBLY exciting and became the best part of my day… This event has also made a difference to my own perspective. When you do your job every day, it’s easy to forget how unique and exciting your work is. The students’ enthusiasm about engineering has refuelled my own and has helped rejuvenate my pride in being an engineer.
Are you up for the challenge? Want to engage with enthusiastic school students without leaving your desk?
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!