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Thank you from your winner, Connor

I’m delighted to have been chosen as my zone’s winner! Thanks to all the students for their interesting and often challenging questions, thanks to my fellow engineers for making it an enjoyable competition and last but not least, special thanks to the I’m an Engineer team whose work makes the event possible. As someone who is concerned about climate change and knows how critical it is that we have energy engineers to implement the solutions, I enjoy giving quite a bit of my time to outreach activities. This is hugely beneficial to me personally as it is a great test of my knowledge and expertise, while also keeping me grounded. Firstly, if you want to be an expert in a topic then you should be able to explain it in a simple manner to any audience. Secondly, interacting with people from outside the university who don’t work in energy or … Continue reading

Posted on March 18, 2020 by modem in News | Leave a comment

Join the final live chat in the Environment Zone today from 12–3pm

Log in between 12 and 3pm today, for another chance to talk to the Engineers in the Environment Zone. The open live chat is a chance for you to ask your final questions! To take part, just log in and head to the CHAT page from 12pm. How to join the open live chat Log in to the Environment Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you this afternoon! ModJen and the Environment Zone team

Posted on March 13, 2020 by modem in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Connor McGookin Congratulations! The students chose Connor as the Environment Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all engineers who took part.

Posted on March 12, 2020 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

Schools are closed but CHATs are still on!

In light of the announcement to close schools from 6pm this evening we are bringing forward the end of the I’m an Engineer event to 3pm this afternoon when we will announce the winner. Students – make sure you VOTE for your favourite to win before 3pm! You can still join us in the live CHAT tonight at 7-8pm, and tomorrow afternoon between 12 noon and 3pm, as planned. See you there! ModJen and the I’m an Engineer team

Posted on March 12, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

Join the second evening live chat in the Environment Zone tonight, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the Engineers in the Environment Zone! Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not introduce your friends and family to the Engineers you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the Engineers’ work and interests, or about science and engineering… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Environment Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the Environment team

Posted on March 12, 2020 by modem in News | Leave a comment

The second engineer evicted is…

Olga Sorry Olga, you’re out of the running for the prize! Olga can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the €500. Students, you can can comment on this post to leave a message for Olga. Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite engineer and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on March 11, 2020 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first engineer evicted is…

Canice The students have spoken. Canice will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of €500. Leave your messages for Canice in the comments for this post. There will be a new engineer being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

Posted on March 10, 2020 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with Engineers, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the Engineers in the Environment Zone! Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not introduce your friends and family to the Engineers you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the Engineers’ work and interests, or about science and engineering… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Environment Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the Environment team

Posted on March 5, 2020 by modem in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Environment Zone…

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between Monday 2nd and Friday 13th, students at over 30 schools will be putting their questions to engineers in 3 different themed zones. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEIE. The Environment Zone is a themed zone supported by SFI. Olga Ormond | Stakeholder engagement, AquaTT I work in science communication and stakeholder engagement, currently on a project on the next generation of industry- communicating the many benefits and opportunities, including multiple environmental benefits. Madhumidha Murugan | PhD Student, CAPPA, Tyndall Institute My work is to develop a real time compact optofluidic sensor to continuously monitor the levels of pollutants in real water bodies. Connor McGookin | PhD Student, MaREI, University College Cork I study how changes to our energy system will reduce the amount of … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2020 by modjen in News | Leave a comment