The next engineer out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Dominique Anderson This leaves “Adventurous, friendly, curious” Sarah Hunt, “Often quite clever“ Mark Catherall, and “Friendly, curious, and hard-working” Masha Folk to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on November 17, 2016 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next engineer evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Andrei Ilie The engineers left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and engineering? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.  

Posted on November 16, 2016 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first engineer evicted is….

The first engineer you’ve evicted is… It’s a draw! No one will be evicted today. 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 (questions that aren’t about One Direction). And remember, you can comment on questions the engineers answer. Do you think the engineer is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by modmichaela in News | 1 Comment

Who’s taking part in the Motor Zone?

Let’s meet the engineers and schools taking part… The Engineers Sarah Hunt | Rolls-Royce PLC I design parts for aeroplane engines and model them to calculate how long they will last in an engine – they are made from really special materials called ‘single crystals’. Masha Folk | Cambridge University I try to make jet engines eat less fuel by making the turbine inside work better. Mark Catherall | Canopy Simulations I simulate Formula 1 cars so that we can predict what the best design and setup will be for each race. Dominique Anderson | Science Technology Facilities Council Making motors move with software. Andrei Ilie | Jaguar Land Rover I make sure that cars can be put together from lots of tiny parts and write the instructions needed to do that; its kind of like putting Lego together. The Schools Arbroath Academy, Arbroath Arbroath High School, Arbroath Bebington High Sports College, Merseyside Herne Bay High School, Kent … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment