I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here! is set to give engineers the chance to inspire the next generation without leaving the office.

I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here! is funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering's public engagement grants scheme, Ingenious. It is just one of over 70 projects funded to date by the scheme to encourage engineers to share their stories in a creative and original way.

The project, conceived by Gallomanor Communications, brings schoolchildren and engineers together, via an online chat room. Taking place on 12-23 March 2012, engineers will field students’ questions in an attempt to survive a daily eviction, and win £500 to spend on their own engagement activity. From finding out how to create greener energy, to favourite childhood memories, any question goes.

I'm an Engineer is now looking for all types of engineers – from, industry, academia, in the UK or abroad – to take part. While students get an inside look at the life of an engineer, participating engineers will improve their communication skills, see their work from a different angle and have fun along the way.

To find out more and take part, apply online on the  I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!  website by Monday 16 January.

Notes for editors

The Royal Academy of Engineering

Founded in 1976, The Royal Academy of Engineering promotes the engineering and technological welfare of the country. Our fellowship – comprising the UK’s most eminent engineers – provides the leadership and expertise for our activities, which focus on the relationships between engineering, technology, and the quality of life. As a national academy, we provide independent and impartial advice to Government; work to secure the next generation of engineers; and provide a voice for Britain’s engineering community.

For more information please contact

Manisha Lalloo on 0207 766 0683