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Participant pupils and engineers from previous I’m a Scientist events are available for interview on request.
About ‘I’m an Engineer, Get me out of Here!’
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of Here! is an online event where school students get to meet and interact with real engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between the engineers, where the students are the judges. Students submit questions which the engineers will try to answer by the next day. Students then have live online Facebook-style chats with the engineers, where they ask questions, learn more about the engineers, and let engineers know their opinions.
The event takes place over two weeks, allowing the students time to gather enough information about which engineer they want to vote for, and subsequently to win the prize money. The engineers with the fewest votes are evicted until only one is left to be crowned the winner in each zone. The event is supported by carefully developed and tested teaching resources that develop students’ skills and deepen their understanding, which are available here for teachers and here for engineers.
It’s completely free for UK schools to take part.
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The STFC sponsored the Measurement Zone in I’m an Engineer in March 2012. They have previously sponsored 2 zones in I’m a Scientist, and also sponsored an Electromagnetic Zone in I’m a Scientist in March 2012.
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Our evaluation reports.
I’m an Engineer Screenshots
These are stills from our short films about I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!
Photos are on a Creative Commons attribution license. i.e. You are free to use them for whatever you want, as long as you credit I’m an Engineer, Get me out of Here! (The abbreviation I’m an Engineer is also fine).