The event was more fun than I could have wished for! The live chats were intense with a bombardment of questions for 30 minutes straight. My office mates can confirm that I may need a new keyboard now…it got a serious pounding over the last two weeks. I want to thank all of the students who asked questions in the chats and on the Ask part of the website, especially the ones that voted for me! I hope you got a lot out of taking part! I thought this would be a good place to put a few highlights, so first up is my favourite question: “How did you manage to get the picture of JET whilst it was running?”. Also worth mentioning is the strangest question: “how do you like your eggs in the morning?”. It was great fun and bit tense getting into work in the morning and … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Energy Zone winner: Steven Wray Hard luck to Andrew Allan 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 questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Dona Galhena This leaves just “Inventive, logical, kind.” Steven and “enthusiastic, logical & inquisitive” Andrew to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
We’ve counted the votes the next engineer to leave is… Liena Vilde 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 box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Sandra Fayemiwo 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 they are right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
I’m an Engineer starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days! Let’s meet the engineers competing for votes in the Energy Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Engineers Andrew Allan | Electrical Engineer I help keep Britain’s lights on by fixing power stations and making plans for a clean energy future in the UK Sandra Fayemiwo | Aecom My work involves extra high voltage in excesses of 400,00volts and manage to keep the lights in your house ON all year round. Dona Galhena | University of Cambridge My research will enable you to charge your cell phone in just a few seconds and wear it on your wrist, fuel up your electric car in a few minutes while you are driving it. Liena Vilde | National Grid I work on making sure everyone will have a safe and reliable electricity supply in the future. Steven Wray | Culham … Continue reading