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Thank you from your winner, Ollie

Hi Everyone, I was very pleasantly surprised to see that I won, wasn’t expecting it but am thrilled that I did! Thanks a million to all the students who voted for me and to my fellow engineers who made it such an excellent competition! This event has been a lot of fun and I very much enjoyed answering all the questions and chatting with you all. Some of the questions were very cheeky, some hilarious and a lot of them were absolutely brilliant! I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have, and if I managed to inspire some of you to pursue a degree in a STEM discipline than I am extremely proud! Of course, I think engineering and science are a lot of fun, but whatever you choose as your future career it should be something YOU will enjoy. Stay safe and be good to the … Continue reading

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

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

Log in between 12 and 3pm today, for another chance to talk to the Engineers in the Automation 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 Automation Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you this afternoon! ModJen and the Automation Zone team

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

The winner is…

Ollie Otter Congratulations! The students chose Ollie as the Automation 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 | 4 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 in News | Leave a comment

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

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the Engineers in the Automation 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 Automation Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the Automation Zone team

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

The second engineer evicted is…

Tiziana Sorry Tiziana, you’re out of the running for the prize! Tiziana 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 Tiziana. 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…

Nessan The students have spoken. Nessan 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 Nessan 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 | 1 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 Automation 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 Automation Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModJen and the Automation Zone team

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

Who’s taking part in the Automation 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 Automation Zone is a themed zone supported by SFI. Tiziana Margaria | Professor, University of Limerick I solve problems that companies have in managing complex systems that combine software with equipment and people. Ruairi Williamson | Account Executive, Fluke Corporation I help companies use Laptops, iPhones and Tablets to make their factories and buildings work better, faster and for less money. Ollie Otter | PhD Student, MaREI, University College Cork I am using a drone to test scale models of floating wind turbines in a wave pool to find out how much renewable energy a … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2020 by in News | 1 Comment