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The Space Zone student winner is…

S.B123, congratulations!

During every event we ask the engineers and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

S.B123 from Fingal Community College was nominated by the engineers for this ‘excellent question’: If sound can’t travel in space then how can astronauts communicate to Earth?

Their other questions included: “Why would you like to make a YouTube channel?” and “Who inspired you to be an engineer?

As the student winner, S.B123 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

Well done to S.B123, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Stephen


Hi everyone. Thank you all for a very enjoyable two weeks of I’m an Engineer.

I got involved with this event to (hopefully) show that engineering is an interesting and rewarding path to follow in life, that engineers have many different interests and ambitions, and that our inquisitive nature can help to improve the quality of human life and protect our home planet.

First off, I’d like to say thank you to the I’m an Engineer crew – for your support and for a very well organised event. Keep up the great work!

To all the other engineers, Sita, Rory, Hannah, Brian, and Alison – it has been a pleasure chatting with you all. Thank you for sharing your time and knowledge. Hopefully this is not the first and last time we’d be in contact!

And finally, to all the school students and teachers – thank you so much for posting your amazing questions in ASK and CHAT. I’m still thinking about many of them, and there were some that we could talk all day about! I encourage you to keep reading and discussing these ideas with your classmates, friends, and family. There is so much information available online and in your local libraries – use them!

Remember, it’s okay not to be sure what you want in life, but whatever you decide to do, make sure you give it your all! There were a lot of questions on what subjects are best to take for an engineering course, as well as on the availability of jobs after college. While these are very important things to consider, my advice is to focus on your understanding and enjoyment of the subjects. Good things will follow. Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2019 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The second engineer evicted is…

Hannah Currivan

Sorry Hannah, you’re out of the running for the prize! Hannah can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the €500.

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. Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

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

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the engineers in the Space 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 using satellites to study the environment, Earth, nature and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by modamy 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 Space 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 using satellites to study the environment, Earth, nature and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 7, 2019 by modamy in News | 2 Comments