Could superpowers ever be real? Find out at our #EngineerASuperhero Twitter party with the IET!

Join our Twitter party on Wednesday 9 November from 1-2pm and you could win a £300 Love2Shop voucher


Ever wished you could have Wonder Woman's superhuman speed, a car like the Batmobile, or be able to throw webs like Spiderman? In the future, some of these superpowers could be within our reach.

As part of Tomorrow's Engineers Week (7–11 November), the Institution of Engineering and Technology (the IET) has assembled a crack team of engineers to investigate the superpowers of iconic superheroes.

The IET is inviting superhero fans of all ages to join our #EngineerASuperhero Twitter party. You'll be able to grill the engineering masterminds on how advances in engineering and technology could make your favourite superheroes' powers a reality in future.

Ask the IET and their expert engineers about yours and your kids' favourite superheroes and their powers during the party by tweeting your question with the hashtag #EngineerASuperhero. If your kids want to ask their questions, we'd love to see a video or photo of them – they could even dress up as their favourite heroes!

Everyone who joins in the Twitter party will also have the chance to win a £300 voucher Love2Shop voucher. So, get thinking about what you'll ask our engineers and join @MumsnetBloggers and @theIET on Wednesday 9 November from 1-2pm to ask your burning superhero questions.

About #EngineerASuperhero and the IET

The IET's collaboration with Mumsnet is part of the IET's Engineer a Better World campaign, which is designed to inspire the next generation of engineers and technicians by encouraging young people and their parents to nurture their curiosity and think differently about careers in engineering. It is also the IET's contribution to the national Tomorrow's Engineers Week running 7–11 November. The variety of exciting, creative and stimulating careers in modern engineering is vast – the campaign showcases interesting engineers who have fun, rewarding careers. Despite the wealth of exciting career routes available, demand for engineers far exceeds supply. Worryingly, only 9% of those engineers in the UK today are women and the IET wants to get more young people – including girls – interested in a career in the industry.

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Last updated: 02-Nov-2016 at 12:14 PM