I'm an engineer get me out of here!
I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is a free, online event that gives your students the opportunity to interact and learn from real engineers. It’s an X Factor-style competition between engineers, with students as the judges.
Students log in to the site and submit questions for the engineers to answer by the next day. Each question answered stays on the site for students and teachers to see. You can also book a 30 minute live text-based CHAT, where your students interact directly with engineers, ask questions, and let them know their opinions.
At the end of each round, students vote for their favorite engineer, with engineers being evicted from the competition after each round. The winning engineer is awarded £500 to spend on communicating engineering to the public.
All the resources and materials you will need are provided, whether you’re running I’m an Engineer with just one class or a whole year group; including suggested lesson plans and modifications to suit different students’ abilities.
It is recommended that you spend at least two hours on the event. This will usually be one introductory lesson, one homework of reading more about the engineers and submitting questions and one lesson of live chat with the engineers.
Applications from schools are open now, ready for the event on the week of 13 June.