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
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.