An exciting new initiative from TryEngineering is our social media challenge! For our first challenge, we asked our STEM Champions and STEM Community to choose a photo from any IEEE TryEngineering event they’ve organized or participated in, and to share it on Facebook or LinkedIn using the hashtag #IDoTryengineering.

The results are in, and we have our winners of the first social media challenge! Thank you to all who participated, and be sure to follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to participate in future social media challenges!

Tatiana Surovtsova is a STEM Champion from Region 8. She has worked for many years at Petrozavodsk State University and Lyceum No. 1, with her work focusing on education and scientific research. She enjoys organizing and hosting robotics and programming competitions for children and adults, which led to the creation of the RoboSkills community.

When asked what inspired her to start STEM outreach, Tatiana stated  “I really love learning on my own and understanding everything new. When our older children grew up, they asked me to buy them a Lego robot. I was sure that such things did not exist, but it turned out that modern children’s construction sets are simply a miracle. This is how the passion for educational robotics began, and then my colleagues and I decided to hold our own competitions in the Republic of Karelia for children and adults. We’ve been doing this for 10 years now. Our first participants have already entered and graduated from universities. I think our activities attract children to the world of technology so that they become engineers. An engineer can change this world, make it better. It’s great that in Karelia I met a large number of like-minded people who work at Quantorium Sapmo, PetrSU, schools in the city and the republic, and it also helped me meet enthusiasts from other countries.

Click here to view Tatiana’s winning Facebook post!

Dr. Mohammed Zakir B is a Senior IEEE Member from Region 10. He is also a Branch Counselor, and an Associate Professor at P.A. College of Engineering, Mangalore.

When asked what inspired him to start STEM outreach, Dr Mohammed Zakir B stated “Seeing the spark of curiosity in young minds and transforming it into a lifelong passion for STEM fuels my outreach efforts. Empowering future pioneers and making science accessible inspires me to nurture diverse talents and foster innovative problem-solving skills.”

Click here to view Dr Mohammed Zakir B’s winning LinkedIn post!