Thank you from your winner Gary

Hi Everyone, Thank you to all the students who voted for me during the recent “I’m an Engineer, get me out of here!”. Many thanks also to my fellow engineers for giving up their time to answer the students’ questions and my commiserations to them for not winning. It was a hectic two weeks but very enjoyable. The range of questions was fantastic, and hopefully we explained what an engineer does, as well as providing encouragement to those thinking about an engineering career. I admit to not knowing some of the bands and singers mentioned by the students – I will have to expand my musical horizons! The prize money will be spent on developing some models of accelerators, controlled by Raspberry Pi single-board computers, for demonstration in schools and during open days at my place of work. It is clear that engineering is a rather misunderstood subject – we … Continue reading

Posted on July 10, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – your winner is GARY

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Gary, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Ben 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 tell us what you think about engineering now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in the 1 quick question in the yellow box on the right of the browser, to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on June 28, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m an Engineer – the final two are… Gary and Ben

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… SAMER This leaves just “relaxed, warm, friendly” Gary and “sporty, well fed” Ben to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Gary says “I’d like to develop some models, controlled by a Raspberry Pi, for demonstrations in schools.” and Ben says “Give it to the outreach team at STFC…” 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. Vote NOW to make sure your favourite engineer walks off with the prize – VOTE HERE If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the engineers those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? ASK your question One student … Continue reading

Posted on June 27, 2013 by ModShane in News, Question | Leave a comment