Thank you so much to all the students who have kept me on my toes for two weeks asking me loads of questions. It’s so great to see so many of you engaging in STEM, even if you don’t think it’s the career option for you. I’ve been asked about everything from living on Mars, to what my favourite cheese is and why I prefer the Harry Potter books to the films! There have been so many things that have made me step back and think about things I haven’t thought about before and I am very grateful for the opportunities you gave me.
I also want to thank the teachers that have given all the students the opportunity to participate in the event. Without you we would have no one for us to talk to and inspire! I’m sure it was added work for you, but from what I’ve seen over the past few weeks, all the students and engineers have got a lot out of the event!
To my fellow engineers in the Milligram Zone: Alistair, Charlene, Faranak, Douglas and Mark. It’s been a pleasure getting to know what you do over the past couple of weeks. I’ve learned a lot about different parts of engineering and it’s been interesting for me to see how you’ve got into engineering and why you love your jobs.
Last but not least, a massive thank you to I’m an Engineer for organising such a great event. I believe events like this are vital to inspiring and encouraging students to get to know so many different aspects of science and find out what life is like as an engineer and the opportunities that are waiting to be grabbed! Hopefully it’s shown that there are lots of options out there to be explored.
I’ll finish by saying good luck to everyone who participated in I’m an Engineer. Life is what we make of it, work hard and don’t let anyone stop you!
Engineers! If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, apply for the next I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here: imanengineer.org.uk/engineer-apply