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// University News

5 Sep 2016

Calling all Science and Engineering academics

The ‘I’m a Scientist…’ and ‘I’m an Engineer…’ competitions are back, and academics from Loughborough are encouraged to get involved.

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.

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

To get involved, academics are required to post a profile online and answer questions as part of live online text chats with participating students.

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

Dr Alex Lyness, former Loughborough winner of ‘I’m an Engineer, get me out of here!’, 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.”

The deadline for applications to take part is 26 September.

To apply or for more information, click here for ‘I’m a Scientist…’and here ‘I’m an Engineer…’

The next event will run from 7-18 November.