As a researcher and engineering lecturer at NUI Galway, one of the best parts of my job is working alongside some really enthusiast, smart and motivated students. These students are passionate about their work, and constantly surprise and impress me with their insightful questions and innovative solutions – the students participating in this year’s “I’m an engineer, get me out of here” were no different! Over the two-week period, we met every day with students from all over Ireland. The eclectic mix of questions ranged from “why can’t we harness the electrical power from lightening?” to “what was the most important engineering invention of all time?” or “Why would you bring an engineer into space with you?”. While challenging, these questions clearly showed the interest and enthusiasm the students had for science and engineering. Their level of real engagement with the topics paints a very promising picture for the future … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Metre Zone winner: Martin O’Halloran Hard luck to Nicola Greene but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science and engineering now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Alex Jaeger This leaves just “Adventurous, Ambitious..but a little Anxious” Nicola and “Problem-solver, Sports-mad, highly-motivated” Martin to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
We’ve counted the votes the next engineer to leave is… Antonio Vargas-Gonzalez The engineers left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and engineering? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Christina Lynch One engineer will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the engineers answer. Do you think they are right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
I’m an Engineer starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days! Let’s meet the engineers competing for votes in the Metre Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Engineers Alex Jaeger | Bioelectromagnetics Group, UCC I help build robotic tubes to investigate the inside of peoples’ lungs. Antonio Vargas-González | Google I make programs to find bad webpages in the internet. Martin O’Halloran | National University of Ireland Galway I use microwave signals to diagnose and treat diseases, such as cancer and stroke. Nicola Greene | Sanitation Consultant, UNICEF I work in Africa trying to improve access to toilets and subsequently treating the waste from them in the city of Blantyre, Malawi – can you imagine if we didn’t have toilets? Christina Lynch | System support engineer I help customers solve any problems that they have by investigating a new puzzle every day! The Schools Ardscoil Ris, Marino Ballygiblin N.S., Gurteenaboul Bodyke N.S., Bodyke Castlecomer … Continue reading