Current Students and Staff

// University News

28 Apr 2015

Calling all Scientists and Engineers

The ‘I’m a Scientist…’ and ‘I’m an Engineer…’ competitions are back putting the power into the students’ hands.

This free online event is an X Factor-style challenge where school students have the chance to interact with scientists and engineers and question them on whatever they want.

This is a great opportunity for you to communicate with pupils in year 5 to 13 and engage their interest in science and engineering.

All you need to do to get involved is post a profile, answer questions and take part in live online text chats with participating school students. Everything happens on the web, so you can join in without leaving your desk.

At the end of two weeks, the students will vote and the winning scientist and engineer will be awarded with £500 each to spend on science and engineering communication.

Dr Alex Lyness, winner of ‘I’m an Engineer, get me out of here!’ 2014, comments: "I really enjoyed the ‘I’m an Engineer…’ event. I would urge anybody studying or working in a STEM-related subject or field to take part and help to engage and inspire more children into careers in science and engineering. It was an incredibly intense few weeks but very rewarding. As soon as it finished, I signed up to be a STEMnet Ambassador and continue to do outreach work in schools around Leicestershire.”

The next event will run from Monday 15 June – Friday 26 June.

The deadline for applications is May 5.

To apply or for more information:

Click here for ‘I’m a Scientist…’

Click here for ‘I’m an Engineer…’