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Thank you from your winner – Ollie!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Ollie to tell us about winning I’m an Engineer, and here is what he said… WOW, I really didn’t expect to win “I’m an Engineer get me out of here” especially as I had such great competition. So a big shout out to Siobhan, Mateusz, Katie, Lulia and Dmitry in the robotics zone. So the event really felt like a game of two halves, with answering questions posted to my profile and attending the live chat rooms. The live chats were 30 minute blocks of chaos and comedy with a class of school children let loose in an online chat room with an engineer or three. The Moderators “Mods” did a really good job of keeping the conversation on topic and relevant, but when … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Robotics Zone winner: Ollie Morris Hard luck to Iulia Motoc and Dmitry Dereshev 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 4 questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next engineer out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Katie Pavey This leaves just “fun, ambitious, professional” Ollie Morris, “Kind, Smart, Purposeful” Dmitry Dereshev and “organised, ambitious, enthusiastic” Iulia Motoc to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

The next engineer evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Siobhan Duncan 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 pink box with 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first engineer evicted is…

The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Mateusz Jozko 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 the engineer is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Robotics Zone is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Engineers Katie Pavey | Sales Engineer, Comau UK I design high tech car factories with giant robots to build anything from a 4X4 to a supercar without any humans! Ollie Morris | AUV Engineer, Salvage and Marine Operations I maintain, operate and develop underwater robots to try and understand more about the sea floor and find things! Iulia Motoc | PhD Student, University of Kent I work in robotics, developing different algorithms for humanoid robots, and using robots in different scenarios, such as education and healthcare. Mateusz Jozko |  Control System Engineer, Rockwell Automation I am an Automatic Control and Robotics Engineer designing control systems. Siobhan Duncan | PhD student, The Edinburgh Centre for Robotics I research the possibility of using thousands of robots to complete tasks, such as searching for people after an earthquake, to save more lives when things go wrong. … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by modlucia in News | Leave a comment