Thank you from your winner – Cathal!

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 €25 voucher! We asked Cathal to tell us about winning I’m an Engineer, and here is what he said… I want to say thank you to every person who emailed, organised and arranged everything for this event. Without their hard work, time and dedication none of this event would have been possible and I certainly wouldn’t be writing this now. To every teacher who got their class online and organised them for the chats, thank you, sincerely, for all the work you do with young people. I only had brief interactions with these amazing students whereas you have them every day, I hope they’re as enthusiastic in the classroom as they were in the chats. To the other engineers, Roisin, Karen, Dave and Bobs, I didn’t get to … 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 Energy Zone winner: Cathal Ó Murchú Hard luck to Karen Barrett and Bobs Dowdall 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 16, 2017 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

The second engineer evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Dave Boyne This leaves “Adventurous, dedicated and funny” Cathal Ó Murchú, “Innovative, Curious, Ambitious” Bobs Dowdall and “Fun, Nerdy, Generous” Karen Barrett to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE 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 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 | 1 Comment

The first engineer evicted is…

The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Roisin Mossop 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 Energy Zone is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. The Engineers Cathal Ó Murchú | PhD Student, National University of Ireland Trying to protect the environment by making electricity plants cleaner, looking at the materials inside. Róisín Mossop | Graduate Electrical Engineer, EirGrid I work to ensure that you, and everyone else in all of Ireland, have enough electricity at any time to turn on the lights at home, watch TV, charge mobile phones and do anything else that requires electricity. Robert Dowdall | Insight Renewables I develop new bioenergy technology to produce renewable fuels such as biocoal from plants, which helps reduce our impact on the planet. Dave Boyne |  Electronic Engineering Masters Student, Maynooth University I study how electricity works, and all the cool stuff we can do with it! Karen Barrett | Company Engineer, Heathrow Airport I work at Heathrow Airport and am responsible for all underground pipelines and … Continue reading

Posted on February 27, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment