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A thank you message from Matt!

To all the schools and students who took part in I’m an Engineer 2012, First of all – THANK YOU! I never thought I’d win when I entered and it’s a huge honour to have been voted for by so many of you! I hope I – and my fellow engineers – have given even just a few of you a little inspiration to go out and discover the big pile-of-awesome that the world becomes when looked at through engineering and science. I’m delighted to hear that you all had such a splendid time, but I don’t believe for second that you enjoyed it more than I did! The live chats rapidly became the favourite part of my day and all my lunches and coffee-breaks were spent answering questions. The only problem I’ve had has been coming up with a plan for the prize that would do justice to the brilliant … Continue reading

Posted on March 29, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – your winner is MATT!

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations MATT, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to ANT and thank you to all the other engineers who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/857736/I-m-an-Engineer-March-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think

Posted on March 23, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – you’ve decided to let STEPH go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… STEPH This leaves just ANT and MATT to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Matt says “Help people understand that engineering and science isn’t as difficult and scary as it seems and that the world is full amzaing stuff!” and Ant says “donate it to a student trip to a big science facility”. The competition is hotting up and the engineers are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other engineers. Ask them more questions to help you decide who should win – ASK And most importantly vote NOW to make sure your favourite engineer walks off with the prize – VOTE May the best engineer win.

Posted on March 22, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – you’ve now evicted… Dan

We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… DAN In just 24 hours time the final 2 Measurement Zone engineers will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 engineers have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite engineer makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the engineers those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide?  ASK One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the engineers to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to see … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – 1st out is… Mike

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the engineers have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first engineer to be evicted is… MIKE Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students! Some of the great questions we’ve had so far include: If you were to move to another country would it be easy to adapt to their standards? What do you think is going to become the biggest challenge for engineers in the future? what is the best idea you have ever come up with? Who will walk off with … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Vote now to save your favourite engineer!

On Tuesday the engineer with the least votes will be evicted out of Measurement Zone. YOU decide who goes… Will it be: ‘efficient, approachable, organised’ Steph ‘honest, happy, adventurous’ Mike, ‘tall, odd, friendly’ Matt ‘curious, happy, explorer’ Dan ‘I am Ant’ Ant After Tuesday’s eviction, you get a new vote to save your favourite engineer in the evictions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Next Friday the surviving engineer will be declared the Measurement Zone winner and win the £500 prize!  

Posted on March 16, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Best Measurement Zone questions so far!

Here are some of our favourite student questions in Measurement Zone so far: “What is the longest sum you youve used?“ “Do you go up into space?“ “Does you job have a major impact on the everyday life of others?“ “What do you mean by turning ideas into the real worl“ Have a look at the engineers’ answers and let them know what you think in a comment. At the end of the event, we will pick the Measurement Zone student winner, who’ll win a a £20 WH Smiths voucher for asking the best questions and participating fully.

Posted on March 13, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment