• Question: If you had to vote for one engineer to stay in the competition (it can't be yourself!:)) who would you vote for and why?

    Asked by Sarah_McHale to Catherine, John G, Laura, Ray on 19 Nov 2014.
    • Photo: John Ging

      John Ging answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Oooh, that’s a toughie. Can I give everyone a 1/3rd of a vote?
      Probably Laura cos we share a similar background. She even works in my old lab.

    • Photo: Laura Tobin

      Laura Tobin answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Aw thanks John! I still have your papers hanging up.

      This is such a hard question because I want to see them all. They all look really cool from outreach in Kosovo to Arduino boards which I love. I think though my favourite (by a nanometer or a margin) would be Ray’s portable ocean energy demo kit. It sounds pretty cool and I’ve already asked for one https://energyn14.imanengineer.ie/2014/11/11/how-does-the-portable-energy-demo-kit-benefit-schools/#comment-577 😀

    • Photo: Ray Alcorn

      Ray Alcorn answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Good question and thanks Laura for your vote. We have already built a lot of the demo and included wind, wave and tidal devices.. all of which you can touch and interact with.. BUT I would like to allow the schoolkids to really interact through an ipad (or other tablet) front end so they can actually see and control some of the bizzare phenomonen…. for example wave energy devices sometimes go don instead of up when a wave passes… or how you can throw lots of energy at a device and almost nothing gets converted.

      Anyway by a tiny margin, Laura as I want to see the lighthouse.

    • Photo: Catherine Conaghan

      Catherine Conaghan answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Geez, that is difficult – can’t we all win and have all the projects ideas come to life 🙂

      Everyone has done great over the last week and a half and have cool ideas for the money. If I’m pushed for an answer I’ll have to go with Laura too, because:

      a. Female engineers rock 😉
      b. She’s put in a great effort in the chats and answering questions every day!