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Energy Zone Report – November 2015

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This zone was funded by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The engineers involved all worked in an area related to energy. For example, Stevie maintained the electrical systems of an experimental fusion reactor, Dona researched new materials for improving energy storage in supercapacitors and Liena worked for the National Grid.

Both questions in ASK and discussions in live chat were focused on the topic of energy, especially on its future, and the specific work of the engineers. Due to high demand, seventeen schools took part, which is the most of any I’m an Engineer zone so far. The engineers who attended the most live chats Andrew (11) and Stevie (13) got the furthest in the zone

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Production Zone Report – November 2015

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The Production Zone was funded by the Institution for Mechanical Engineers and the Institution of Engineering and Technology. All the engineers were involved in aspects of production from programming robots, to using lasers to make aircraft parts, to finding more efficient ways to make processed food, to using living cells to make drug molecules.

The Zone was busy in both live chats and ASK, where the 796 submitted questions was well above the I’m an Engineer average. Due to students asking about the different jobs of each engineer, the zone was focused on the theme of production, as well covering engineering in general and current issues, such as gender representation. In particular, Mark and Michael engaged strongly with students, accounting for 75% of the ASK questions and live chat lines between them.

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