Promotion Materials

We’ve put together some useful materials and information about the I’m an Engineer project, please do use it in emails and newsletters. If you need anything else please contact us at admin@imanengineer.org.uk or give us a call on 01225 326892, we’re also on Twitter @IAEGMOOH.

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For Engineers — Long version

Like X Factor for engineers!

I’m an Engineer is an X Factor style competition for engineers, where students are the judges. You put up a profile on our website, answer questions and have live online text-based chats with school students. Students vote and the winning engineer gets £500 to communicate their work to the public.

If you get any joy from explaining the world, or think you might have some aptitude for it, then don’t hesitate to apply! For the sake of a couple of weeks with a little extra work-load, the experience is an amazing one! Finding out what the students care about, what they are concerned with and how they have a genuine interest in the world around them is exhilarating. It’s not nearly as daunting, tiring, troublesome or time-consuming as you might fear! I found that all my fears were groundless and all my hopes for the competition were exceeded massively!” – Matt Maddock, Diamond Light Source

Everything happens on the web, so you can join in without leaving your desk. The event runs over 2 weeks in March, June and November.

It’s a unique, fun way of developing communication skills, gaining a fresh perspective on your research, and finding out what young people think about science and the role of engineers.

Apply at: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply

When you apply you’ll be asked to fill in a 1 sentence summary of your work — make this interesting and understandable to 13/14 year olds, as a panel of students will then select the researchers to take part.

To find out more visit: imanengineer.org.uk/engineers or email Antony in the team at antony@gallomanor.com or give him a ring on 01225 326892.

For engineers— Short version

Like X Factor for engineers!

Apply now for I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! A 2 week online competition for engineers, where school students are the judges. You put up a profile on the website, answer questions and have live online text chats with school science students. Students vote and the winning engineer gets £500 to spend on communicating their work.

It runs in March, June and November. More info at imanengineer.org.uk/engineers or contact antony@gallomanor.com

Apply at: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply

For Teachers — Long version

Free enrichment project: like X Factor for engineers!

I’m an Engineer is a free online X Factor style competition for engineers, where students are the judges. Your students read the engineers’ profiles, ask them questions and have live online text chats with them. Students vote for their favourite engineer to win £500 to spend on communicating their work to the public.

“Thank you so much for talking to us we have had such an amazing time speaking to you! We are all so inspired by your work!!!” – Student, West Thames College

Students become more enthused about STEM, learn how science, maths, and D&T lessons relate to real life, and see that engineers are normal people.

It runs in November, March, and June every year and is completely free for UK state-maintained schools. It’s open to all secondary students, but most commonly used by Year 9 students. All teachers are sent a Teacher Pack with lesson plans to help introduce students to the event and reduce the lesson planning required.

Register at: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers

To find out more visit: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers or email Josh in the team at josh@gallomanor.com or give him a ring on 01225 326892.

For Teachers — Short version

Free enrichment project: like X Factor for engineers

Register now for I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! Your students talk online with engineers over a 2 week period and vote for their winner. Students become more enthused about science and engineering, learn that science, maths and D&T lessons relate to real life, and see that engineers are normal people.

It runs in November, March, and June every year and is completely free for UK state-maintained schools. More info at imanengineer.org.uk/teachers or contact josh@gallomanor.com

Register at: imanengineer.org.uk/teachers


Flyers

We have printed flyers and postcards, if you would like some, drop us an email at admin@imanengineer.org.uk and we will get some out to you.


Digital flyers

If you’re looking for something to attach to a newsletter then these might be useful.


Powerpoint slides

Powerpoint slides

Powerpoint slides

We’ve put together some Powerpoint slides with information about the projects as well as some quotes. Feel free to use any slides you find useful, or add to other presentations.

  • Slides 1 [PPTX] — Information for teachers, scientists, and engineers on I’m a Scientist, I’m an Engineer, and Science Debate Kits

Artwork and images

Take a look at this page for artwork, photos, logos, and videos for use while talking about the project.


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