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.
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Knowing that the students voted for me has been really humbling and has spurred me on even harder to encourage children to get into engineering…It gives real insight into students and their ambitions. Sometimes in the daily bustle of life, I forget why I chose engineering and what my career means to me. This past two weeks reinvigorated my love for STEM. I am grateful for this opportunity. Thank you once again to all of you. And please… keep asking questions! (It’s the best way to learn!).
This event has been a chance to re-evaluate my life, and your questions speak to my deep fears at a time of doubt in my career. You have eased my mind and for that I shall be ever grateful. To those of you who asked the question “can we do what you did?” here’s my final answer, the one I was not quick enough to bring up in chat. You can indeed do what I have done, but don’t settle for just that. You can do far better. I see your bright, sharp minds, your openness to knowledge, and your sense of wonder at the universe. Keep those things in later life, use them relentlessly, and there’s nothing you can’t achieve. Over to you now.
I have been blown away by all the schools and students that took part; their questions, their passion and the efforts they all made to pose us some tricky and interesting questions! I can’t thank every student, teacher, and school employee enough for taking part and providing me with the opportunity to share my experiences and enthusiasm. You have revitalised my love for engineering and inspired me to achieve even more than I dreamed of. I can only hope I have inspired at least a few of you to follow me down this amazing journey!
If you’re up for the challenge, want to answer some downright weird questions, even learn things from students…
Apply now for I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. It only takes 2 minutes and one sentence to apply!