Thank you from your winner – Lee!

I am delighted to have won an amazing competition. I was really impressed how the students had the confidence to ask some tough and personal questions, finding out what it is really like to be an engineer. I genuinely hope that some of those who participated will now consider engineering as a career. Of course, I’d be delighted if they applied to study engineering at the University of Manchester, but as I emphasized during the chats, there are also growing opportunities through apprenticeships. In my work, I use computers for engineering design. It is a bit difficult to explain exactly what I do, so I’ve come up with a fun way of demonstrating the process. I will buy a hand held laser scanner with the winnings so that students I visit on future school visits can transfer real world objects into the computer. Then we will redesign them! I will … Continue reading

Posted on July 17, 2015 by in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Energy Zone winner: Lee Margetts Hard luck to Tadhg 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.

Posted on June 26, 2015 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

The next engineer out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Yasmin Ali This leaves just “curious, inventive, fun” Tadhg and “calm, creative, leader” Lee to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on June 25, 2015 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next engineer evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… David Hill 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 June 24, 2015 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first engineer evicted is…

The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Liz Meddings 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 (questions that aren’t about One Direction). And remember, you can comment on questions the engineers answer. Do you think the engineer is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on June 23, 2015 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment