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The Artificial Body Zone student winner is…

658artn36, congratulations! During every event we ask the engineers and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. 658artn36 from Green Spring Academy Shoreditch was nominated by engineers for asking “lots of intriguing questions” in their live chat. They asked things like “As a child did you have any doubts what you wanted to be?” and “What is your big aim as an engineer?” As the student winner, 658artn36 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to 658artn36, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on July 13, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Boris!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! I have heard about I’m an Engineer from a colleague of mine, who participated a while ago and she had a lot of positive things to tell about her experience. I have decided to give it a shot as I am very keen on public engagement especially when school kids are involved and are eager to learn new things. Public engagement can be a bit frustrating sometimes when you are a part of a bigger thing, like a festival. People come over without a specific interest and it sometimes feels like you are pushing your beliefs too much. I was surprised about my experience with the I’m an Engineer initiative. The theme is very well-defined and students willingly join the chats and ask the engineers questions that … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Boris Mocialov Congratulations! The students chose Boris as the Artificial Body Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all engineers who took part.

Posted on June 22, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join the final live chat today from 12 – 3pm

Log in between 12 and 3pm today, for another chance to talk to the engineers in the Artificial Body Zone.   The open live chat is a chance for you to ask your final questions, and for the engineers still in the running to win your VOTEs! To take part, just log in and head to the CHAT page from 12pm. At 3pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the chat! How to join the open live chat Log in to the Artificial Body Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you this afternoon! ModAmy and the Artificial Body Zone team

Posted on June 22, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The third engineer evicted is…

Sufia Fatima The votes were counted and recounted, and the result is in – sorry Sufia, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Chung Han, Cat and Boris. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Chung Han would: let students experience using a prosthetic hand by purchasing 3D printing materials Cat would: raise awareness of the work done by Legs4Africa, who recycle prosthetic legs and donate them to amputees in Africa Boris would: finish building my butler robot and make more of them to teach general public about robotics during science festivals Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on June 21, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second engineer evicted is…

Sophie Louth Sorry Sophie, you’re out of the running for the prize! Sophie can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500. Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite engineer and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on June 20, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with the engineers, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the engineers in the Artificial Body Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not show your friends and family you’re talking with real engineers? You can even ask them to pose their own question about 3D-printed body parts, growing tissues from cells, teaching robots sign language, and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Artificial Body Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModAmy and the Artificial Body Zone team

Posted on June 20, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The first engineer evicted is…

Ian Richards The students have spoken. Ian will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of £500. There will be a new engineer being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

Posted on June 19, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Artificial Body Zone

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! Between the 11th and 22nd June, students from 12 schools will be putting their questions to 6 engineers in the Artificial Body Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. The Artificial Body Zone is funded by Wellcome Sufia Fatima | University of Leeds I make metal surfaces more slippery by adding a coating that is made of polymers. Sophie Louth | University of Birmingham I make new bones by 3D printing in metal. Ian Richards | University of Liverpool and Stryker Orthopaedics I take cells into the lab and try to grow them into new tissues, like bone or fat, that we hope can one day be used to cure people who have had serious injuries or illnesses Chung Han Chua | University of Nottingham I use 3D printing to make robot hands for people. Cat Macleod | NHS … Continue reading

Posted on June 5, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment