It’s an X Factor-style competition between the engineers, where students are the judges. Students submit questions which the engineers will try to answer by the next day. Students then have live online MSN-style chats with the engineers, where they ask questions, learn more about the engineers, and let engineers know their opinions. It takes place online over a two week period. The students then vote to decide which engineer gets £500 to spend on engineering and science communication.
Target Audience: School pupils – 13/15 year olds.
Who Gets Involved: Engineers
Timescale: Approximately 10 days. The next event will run from 13th – 24th June 2016.
Benefits: Done from the Lab / office so no wasted time. Enjoyable. Quick frequent iterative feedback.
To Find Out More: imanengineer.org.uk