In the past weeks more than 700 students across the UK have been engaging with engineers online in the Tomorrow’s Engineers Zone for I’m an Engineer, Stay at home funded by Tomorrow’s Engineers.
Students have asked questions about things like:
- how touchscreens work
- how jet engines work
- the types of jobs people do in a nuclear power plant
- what video calling will look like in 30 years
- …and why robots don’t have feelings
We’ve heard about the ways engineers have been supporting the NHS, from 3D printing face shields to making ventilator parts, and delivering the “Nightingale” emergency field hospitals needed to treat patients.
In live chats, students have learned about the range of career options, and the types of things engineers do in their jobs:
Here are just some of the things people have had to say about taking part in the Tomorrow’s Engineers Zone:
I really enjoyed my first live chat with year 3 from Holy Trinity Primary School for #IAEStayAtHome They asked some great questions. @IAEGMOOH @imascientist #STEMoutreach
The scheme is running all summer term, get involved! https://t.co/JKm2WXiXex
— Sophie Louth (@sophie_louth) April 23, 2020
Wonderful @imascientist I'm an Engineer live Stay at Home chat today. Thank You so much. You can book your free chat until for your students until the end of July .So easy to setup #STEM #STEAM pic.twitter.com/9PddIGSkXC
— Donna Rawling (@DdR333) May 21, 2020