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1 @IAEGMOOH Funded by I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here! Two week, online, engineering engagement and enrichment activity funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering. ASK you questions CHAT to you online VOTE for the engineer they think deserves the prize Students can…

2 @IAEGMOOH Funded by Why does it work? Engineers – Done from the lab/office – No wasted time – Appeals to younger engineers particularly – Enjoyable – Quick, frequent, iterative feedback Students and teachers – Voting provides a purpose – Anonymity of online levels the field – Excellent teaching resources for Maths, D&T and Science – Uses young people’s culture and media – Completely free for schools 95% of scientists would recommend taking part to a colleague (I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! 2011)

3 @IAEGMOOH Funded by Why take part? Good communication skills training “I also FINALLY managed to explain my work to my Dad in a way that he understood!!!” Get challenged about their work “The competition has totally re-energised the way I approach my research” Dr James Chan, Imperial Increased interest in PE “I haven’t done any sort of public engagement activity before… It’s certainly encouraged me to do more in the future” Scott Grandison, Lecturer in computational biology, UEA Broadening outlooks “I think it reminded me what was cool about science, from explosions to purple carrots. It is also humbling when a student pierces the jargon and asks a great question. It reminds you the it is not knowledge but curiosity that makes a great scientist!” Leo Garcia, Cancer Research What have scientist taking part in the I’m a Scientist sister event said?


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