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Thank you from your winner – James!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a €25 voucher! We asked James to tell us about winning I’m an Engineer, and here is what he said… I have thoroughly enjoyed every moment of the ‘I’m an Engineer’ competition and I can’t thank everybody enough for the votes, questions, answers, effort and time that went into it. It completely surpassed any expectations I had before going into it and I would definitely recommend it to any engineers reading this. I think the idea for the competition is brilliant and I would’ve loved the opportunity myself to talk to engineers when I was a student, so I commend the team that made it all happen. I can imagine there is a tremendous amount of work that goes on behind the scenes so I would like to give … Continue reading

Posted on March 28, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Space Zone winner: James Harpur Hard luck to Dominic Doyle, and Kevin Hayes but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science and engineering now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the 4 questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 16, 2017 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

The second engineer evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Jenny Hanafin This leaves “Curious, Ambitious and Easy-going” Kevin Hayes, “Inquisitive, geeky and amiable” Dominic Doyle and “Curious, odd, outgoing” James Harpur to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE Students, has taking part changed your view of science and engineering? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a box with 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

The first engineer evicted is…

The first engineer you’ve evicted is… Norah Patten One engineer will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the engineers answer. Do you think the engineer is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Space Zone is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland. The Engineers Kevin Hayes | Antenna Mechanical Analysis Engineer, Airbus Defence and Space I make sure spaceships survive their trip to space. Dominic Doyle | Optical Engineer, The European Space Agency I work at the European Space Agency as an optical engineer helping to develop and fly space telescopes James Harpur | Research Fellow, Tohoku University I work in Japan making things that go into space such as satellites that orbit the Earth and robots that explore volcanoes on the Moon. Jenny Hanafin | Earth Observation and Modelling Manager, TechWorks Marine I use satellite data to study the oceans and coastal areas. Norah Patten | Founder, Planet Zebunar I’m a faculty member at the International Space University and I’m working on a really cool new space themed series of products for children called Planet Zebunar. The Schools Scoil Naisiunta Dhrom Athain, Cork Garrafrauns Central … Continue reading

Posted on February 27, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment