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A thank you from your winner, Mike 🏆🎉

As winner of the Kilogram Zone, with the most votes from students, Mike Hinchey wins a €500 prize to spend on more engineering engagement activities! I’m really delighted – and extremely surprised – to be chosen as the winner. Thanks to all of you who voted for me! Even if you didn’t vote for me, thanks for joining in a really interesting process and a really interesting few weeks. We can’t all be engineers (what a boring world it would be if we all did the same thing!) but I hope I’m an Engineer has convinced some of you that a career in engineering could be right for you. Even if it didn’t, hopefully it gave you a better awareness and appreciation of engineering and how it’s used in so many areas: in everything from entertainment and games, to medical devices and healthcare, through to robotics and space exploration. But, … Continue reading

Posted on March 30, 2021 by modtom in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The Kilogram Zone Winner is Mike Hinchey!

Thanks to all the students, engineers, and teachers that have taken part in the Kilogram Zone! It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being an engineer. There have been some excellent questions asked by students. Here are a few of my favourites: what was the most challenging code you had to write? How is an AI build (such as Siri or Alexa) to know how to do stuff like turn you’re lights green? what is the hardest thing about your gob Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite engineer. That engineer will win a €500 prize to spend on more engineering engagement. We are pleased to announce that the winner is… 🏆 Mike Hinchey 🥇 🎊 Congratulations Mike! 🥳 Though the Zone has come to an end, you can view it … Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2021 by modtom in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The third engineer of the week is Mike Hinchey

This week’s winning engineer in the Kilogram Zone is… 🥇 Mike Hinchey, a “comedy-loving software nerd” 🖥 Mike has received the most votes from students this week. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳   Who do you think should win? Head to the Kilogram Zone. Look through the engineers’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then Vote for your favourite!   Who will be the winner? Students get a new vote every week. The engineer with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a €500 prize for more outreach activities. Choose wisely! ModTom and the Kilogram Zone team

Posted on March 19, 2021 by modelinor in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The second engineer of the week is Peter Megyesi!

This week’s winning engineer in the Kilogram Zone is 🥇 Peter Megyesi, engineer and aspiring underwater hockey player 🏑 Peter has received the most votes from students so far. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳 Who do you think should win? Head to the Kilogram Zone. Look through the engineers’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then vote for your favourite! Who will be the Kilogram Zone winner? Students get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a €500 prize for more science outreach activities. Choose wisely! modtom and the Kilogram Zone team

Posted on March 12, 2021 by modtom in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The first scientist of the week is Beth Macaulay!

This week’s winning engineer in the Kilogram Zone is 🥇 Beth Macaulay, a chemist-engineer and frog-enthusiast 🐸 This engineer has received the most votes from students so far. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳 Who do you think should win? Head to the Kilogram Zone. Look through the engineers’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then vote for your favourite!   Who will be the Kilogram Zone winner? You get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a £500 prize for more science outreach activities. Choose wisely! modtom and the Kilogram Zone team

Posted on March 5, 2021 by modelinor in News | 1 Comment

Who’s taking part in the Kilogram Zone? ⚖

Welcome to the Kilogram Zone Throughout March, students can connect with engineers in the Kilogram Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win £500 to do more engineering outreach activities. The engineers are working on lots of different exciting things. Here are just a few that are taking part: Sita Karki, a life-long learner 📚 Sergii Kushch, an enthusiastic, inquisitive optimist 🧐 Rizwan Gill, a biryani loving technologist 👨🏽‍💻   Take a look at all the engineers in the Kilogram Zone Teachers: Book your live Chat today from your Dashboard. See where the engineers are from on the map below. We look forward to you joining us in the Kilogram Zone! ModTom and the Kilogram Zone Team

Posted on February 25, 2021 by modtom in News | Leave a comment