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
The chats were my absolute highlights. The questions would fly in before we could even say “hi” and they wouldn’t stop even as the countdown to finish showed a few seconds left. The energy and passion and even the silly and carefree attitude of the students just flowed through the chat! It would take me at least 10-15 minutes to get back to a calm state after each chat! It was exhilarating!
Thanks to all of you for making this event so much fun over the whole two weeks! I hope you had a chance to find out a bit about what I and the other engineers do. The chats were manic and I learned a lot from you all about how to talk about my job, it sounds like a few of you will make great engineers in the future!
The informal setting let students get to know the engineers, with questions ranging from education backgrounds, political beliefs and hot topic one day of Kanye vs. Taylor. By answering questions about my job and feelings towards it, I have fallen in love all over again with engineering, so I’ll be going forward with renewed vigour thanks to you, the students, for your votes and my re-ignited passion for the industry.
If you’re up for the challenge, want to answer some downright weird questions, even learn things from students…
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!