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March 2016 Winners

After each event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog that is sent to everyone who took part in their zone. It’s a chance for them to reflect on their I’m an Engineer experience and thank the students for their questions and votes.

Let’s take a look at what some of the winners from March’s zones had to say…


Ross, Food Zone

One of the questions I was asked the most is “what inspired you to be an engineer?”. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up. Some people do, and that’s ok, but others don’t. My advice is to do something you’re passionate about and you’ll find something that’s right for you.

Ryan, Fuel Zone

I imagine from the student’s perspective it would have been difficult to ask questions in a face-to-face scenario like “How much do you get paid?”, “How does what you do help the world?”, “Why don’t girls do it?”, “What do you really dislike about engineering?”, however I’m really glad the students asked these questions because only the students know which considerations are the most important to them when deciding their career choice.

Stuart, Robotics Zone

What has really struck me is how forward thinking and conscientious the students have been, with a large focus on their questions being about how we, as engineers, contribute to society and the future of the planet. This has really made me think about the work I do how it impacts society as a whole.

Andrew, Metre Zone

The whole experience has been fantastic, I really enjoy engaging with you and answering your engineering/technology questions! I had exactly the same viewpoint when I started my career in engineering (when I picked GCSE Engineering in secondary school!)

Matt, Surgery Zone

My sincere hope is that a few of the students came away from the event thinking that engineering could be for them even if they had possibly never considered it before.
I wanted to try and prove that we engineers aren’t stuffy brain boxes and that we have a sense of humour, a good camaraderie and are just normal folk.

If you think you can help inspire the next generation…Want to explain how you contribute to the future of our planet…And want a fantastic experience…

Apply now to take part in the next event

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!

Posted on April 4, 2016 modmichaela in Event News, News | Leave a comment

November 2015 winners’ blogs

After each event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog that is sent to everyone who took part in their zone. It’s a chance for them to reflect on their I’m an Engineer experience and thank the students for their questions and votes.

Here is what the winners from November had to say…


Stevie, Energy Zone

The event was more fun than I could have wished for! The live chats were intense with a bombardment of questions for 30 minutes straight. My office mates can confirm that I may need a new keyboard now…it got a serious pounding over the last two weeks.

I want to thank all of the students who asked questions in the chats and on the ASK part of the website, especially the ones that voted for me! I hope you got a lot out of taking part!

Michael, Production Zone

I will let you in to a little secret, when I signed up for my first year 6 class chat, I did it because I thought the fact they were younger would make it easier – I was wrong! Instead I was amazed by the things they knew and the difficulty of the questions posed. This, along with the pace and variety of the questions made it a tough but enjoyable experience.

In a sense I was late to the ‘engineering party’ but now I am here I feel like it’s part of my job to tell people about it and the amazing things you can do with engineering.


If you think you can take the inquisitive questions… Want more fun than you can wish for…. And want to show the amazing things you can do with engineering…

Apply now to take part in the next event

Click to apply for I'm an Engineer

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here runs in March, June, and November. It only takes 2 minutes and one sentence to apply!

Posted on December 15, 2015 modantony in Event News, News | Leave a comment

“You all helped remind me what an amazing field I work in”

After each event we ask the winning engineers to write a short blog that is sent to everyone who took part in their zone. It’s a chance for them to reflect on their I’m an Engineer experience and thank the students for their questions and votes.

Here is what the winners from June had to say…


 Lizzie, Artificial Body Zone

It was great meeting you through the chats and answering your questions. So many of you asked really good and insightful questions that really made me think.

You all helped remind me what an amazing field I work in and have encouraged me to continue doing my research and future outreach. You have inspired me and I hope I have inspired some of you – both boys and girls to study engineering.

Lee, Energy Zone

I am delighted to have won an amazing competition. I was really impressed how the students had the confidence to ask some tough and personal questions, finding out what it is really like to be an engineer. I genuinely hope that some of those who participated will now consider engineering as a career.

Zack, Environment Zone

What a whirlwind! My colleagues in the office have never seen me work so hard 😉 But it was really rejuvenating to get so much inquisition about the topic that I love so much, especially when I think back and remember that I hadn’t even heard of “engineering” until after A-levels.

…I learnt loads about earthquake, gas and hydro engineering myself!!

Will, Hospitals Zone

Winning was the icing on an already awesome cake! The last two weeks have been an absolute blast; the sheer volume of questions coming in tells me everything I need to know about the next generation of scientists and engineers. You’re all an inquisitive bunch and will all become fantastic at what you do.

I’m so very pleased that we as engineers and scientists have inspired you to pursue becoming engineers yourself; hearing many of you saying you wish to become engineers during our conversations has made it all worth it.

Rhys, Space Zone

I am so thrilled to have been able to talk to so many of you, and hopefully been able to tell you something you didn’t know about engineering.

Especially over the last few weeks, I have seen how important it is that young people in schools have access to role models within science and engineering, access to information about what engineers do and who they are, and I am looking forward to using the prize money to put together leaflets to send through to schools in the UK!

Norbert, Kelvin Zone

We, the engineers should all feel obliged to translate engineering to youths. We want them to be the future, world-leading engineers of the UK. Personally, I think this is a fantastic event and I am glad it takes place three times a year. I was very glad to talk to all of you. I received plenty of questions and a lot of them were really clever. I am thrilled by the level of depth to which students were reaching in their questions. I am already noticing young scientists and engineers out there.

If you think you can take the inquisitive questions… Want to inspire the next generation….Want to discover new ways to communicate your work… And want to show what engineering is really like…

Apply now to take part in the next event

Click to apply for I'm an Engineer

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here runs in March, June, and November. For more information on the zones happening in the November 2015 event, take a look at this post.


Posted on July 27, 2015 modantony in Event News, News | Leave a comment