What question would you ask an engineer?
A large part of the ‘If you were an engineer, what would you do?’ is interviewing engineers and enabling learners to ask the questions that matter to them. These interviews provide an opportunity for engineers to share how they use creative problem solving in their work and inspire the pupils to find their own engineering ideas.
You can find videos of our previous engineer interviews on our YouTube channel
How do we get involved in the online Interviews?
All interviews are available to those who are taking part in this year’s competition. Register to access the resources and the links to join any of the scheduled interviews.
2023 INTERVIEW SCHEDULE
February 3rd – Ian Jones – An Electronics Engineer and the CEO of Goonhilly Earth Station helping to control and monitor satellites and spacecraft. In February 2023 we will be helping the HAKUTO-R spacecraft land on the Moon as well as commanding Mars Express in orbit around Mars!
February 7th – Reuben Brambleby – A Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University who will share his story, how he became an engineer, who inspired him and answer questions from the audience!
February 14th – Dave Yates – A Development Engineer at Siemens Energy who will share his story, how he became an engineer, who inspired him and answer questions from the audience!
February 15th – Michael Jeschke – A Materials Expert at Siemens Energy who will share his story, how he became an engineer, who inspired him and answer questions from the audience!
February 22nd – Kirsten Riensema – Advanced Air Mobility Challenge Lead at Civil Aviation Authority
February 28th – Wendy Williamson –Millions of people rely on National Grid to supply the UK’s electricity. Learn how a Project Development Engineer does it.
March 1st – Matthew Wright – Working at University of Southampton. He will share his story, how he became an engineer, who inspired him and answer questions from the audience!
March 7th – Nicola Stott – The 10th woman to perform a spacewalk, Nicole Stott, is not just an astronaut but also an aquanaut, artist, mom, and author. She creatively combines the awe and wonder of her spaceflight experience with her artwork to inspire everyone.
March 13th – Sarah Milnes – A Systems Engineer at Thales who will share her story, how she became an engineer, who inspired her and answer questions from the audience!
March 14th – Gordon Noble – Having worked within the Engineering sector for 15 years now, it’s safe to say that every day brings a new and exciting challenge. I’ve worked on a variety of exciting products that help to keep our customers aware of their surrounds and ultimately safe when operating in demanding environments. These include cameras on an armoured vehicle that help to keep the crew safe, periscope systems on a submarine which provide a window to outside world, and a reconnaissance pod which helps to keep rhinos safe from poachers in Africa. If you enjoy coming up with creative solutions to complex problems, Engineering could be the career for you.
March 15th – Ted McRobie – Machine Learning Research Engineer at Thales which involves solving problems and improving people’s lives through code
March 16th – Brijesh Soni – Working at Thales. He will share his story, how he became an engineer, who inspired him and answer questions from the audience!
Register here for 2022/2023
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