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The Space Zone student winner is…

Harry, 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. Harry from Reepham High School & College was nominated by engineers for asking “loads of clever questions in a live chat”. Harry asked things like “How many prototypes does it take until a instrument is operational?” and “What design software do you use, is it proprietary?” One engineer said they were “very impressed” by Harry’s “specific questions, with continuity showing answers were understood.” As the student winner, Harry will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Harry, 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 … Continue reading

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

Thank you from your winner – Andrew!

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! Oh my goodness, I’m stunned, elated, but also humbled because you guys were the real stars of the show. It was a real pleasure to chat with you all. Obviously a massive thank you to everyone who voted and took part. Most of all a huge thank you to the students for all your amazing questions. They really showed you are bright, engaged and more importantly thinking about & developing an understanding of how things work in the world around us. You are all scientists at heart, never let that bit of you go whatever your path in life; it’ll always come in handy. A huge shout out to all the other engineers in the space zone; Hina, Ian, Kathryn, Leah-Nani and Xu. You guys … Continue reading

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

The winner is…

Andrew Margetts-Kelly Congratulations! The students chose Andrew as the Space 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 Space 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 Space Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you this afternoon! ModAmy and the Space Zone team

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

The third engineer evicted is…

Kathryn Burrows The votes were counted and recounted, and the result is in – sorry Kathryn, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Leah-Nani, Ian and Andrew. 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? Leah-Nani would: make a set of Raspberry Pi-based magnetometers to use in schools for outreach events Ian would: create a practical communications lab at Goonhilly Earth Station where students can work with real equipment and carry out experiments Andrew would: run a rocket science workshop in schools where pupils get to learn and experiment with the principles behind rocket science 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…

Xu Teo Sorry Xu, you’re out of the running for the prize! Xu 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 Space 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 satellites, low-gravity clocks, rocket engines and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Space Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModAmy and the Space Zone team

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

The first engineer evicted is…

Hina Khan The students have spoken. Hina 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 Space Zone

I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here is back! Between the 11th and 22nd June, students from 14 schools will be putting their questions to 6 engineers in the Space Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @IAEGMOOH, and follow the hashtag, #IAEUK. The Space Zone is funded by the UK Space Agency Xu Teo | Earth-i My job involves me using satellites in space to take pictures of Earth and telling people a lot more about what those pictures may mean. Leah-Nani Alconcel | Imperial College London I help to build scientific instruments that go on spacecraft to explore the solar system. Kathryn Burrows | National Physical Laboratory Computer modelling of an amazingly precise low gravity clock which will be installed on the International Space Station and will allow time experts to measure the worlds best clocks all over the globe and test Einsteins theory of relativity. Ian Jones | Goonhilly Earth Station … Continue reading

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