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I’m a Scientist March 2017: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In March, students at nearly 130 schools will be interacting with 40 scientists across 8 different zones. Between 6th – 17th March school students will put the scientists through their paces in fast-paced live chats and … Continue reading

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What’s happening this March?

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer will be running during British Science Week and Engineers Week in Ireland, to show school students across the UK and Ireland a slice of real science and engineering this March. For two weeks … Continue reading

Posted on January 6, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on What’s happening this March?

March 2017 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 6th to Friday 17th March 2017, during British Science Week. This March, your favourite online science engagement activity returns with six themed zones, and a range of general … Continue reading

Posted on December 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on March 2017 Zones

Student winners – November 2016

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on December 8, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student winners – November 2016

I’m a Scientist November 2016: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In November students at over 150 schools will be interacting with 45 scientists across 9 different zones. Between 7th – 18th November school students will put the scientists through their paces in fast-paced live chats and … Continue reading

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What’s happening this November?

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer will be running this November to show school students across the UK and Ireland a slice of real science and engineering. For two weeks between Monday 7th and Friday 18th November students all … Continue reading

Posted on September 2, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on What’s happening this November?

November 2016 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 7th to Friday 18th November 2016. This November, your favourite online science engagement activity returns with five themed zones, plus an array of general science zones suitable for any kind … Continue reading

Posted on August 24, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on November 2016 Zones

Student Winners – June 2016

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on July 12, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – June 2016

Event Dates and Registration Details: 2016/2017

As we reach the end of another fantastic year of events, we wanted to give you a head start on planning next year. Here are all the dates for I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer we currently have confirmed … Continue reading

Posted on June 14, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Event Dates and Registration Details: 2016/2017

I’m a Scientist June 2016: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In June students at nearly 130 schools will be interacting with 45 scientists across 9 different zones. Between 13th – 24th June school students will put the scientists through their paces in fast-paced live chats … Continue reading

Posted on May 25, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist June 2016: Who’s taking part?

March 2016 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on April 15, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on March 2016 Student Winners

June 2016 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 13th to Friday 24th June 2016. This June, your favourite online science engagement activity returns with MORE themes, MORE scientists, and MORE questions. Who will emerge … Continue reading

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Take part in the next round: I’m a Scientist June 2016

The questions are flooding in from students in this March’s round of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! Questions on everything from adapting to new discoveries, the scientists’ favourite research, and the difference between scientific laws and theories. Just … Continue reading

Posted on March 10, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on Take part in the next round: I’m a Scientist June 2016

I’m a Scientist March 2016: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In March students at nearly 130 schools from Devon to Mallaig will be interacting with 45 scientists across 9 different zones during this year’s British Science Week. Between 7th–18th March school students will put the scientists through … Continue reading

Posted on February 19, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist March 2016: Who’s taking part?

March 2016 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 7th to Friday 18th March 2016. With 9 different zones, we’re looking for 45 scientists and have space for more than 2,700 students. Below is a list of … Continue reading

Posted on January 7, 2016 by modantony in News | Comments Off on March 2016 Zones

November 2015 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on December 22, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on November 2015 Student Winners

Take part in free science outreach this March!

The students asked scientists all sorts in this November’s I’m a Scientist, ranging from mayflies short life-span to dark matter. There was even a debate about what could happen if artificial intelligence ruled the world. And we also got some great feedback: ‘I think you have inspired me to … Continue reading

Posted on December 16, 2015 by modangela in News | Comments Off on Take part in free science outreach this March!

What happened in the first week of November’s I’m a Scientist

Students and scientists in November’s I’m a Scientist are in the middle of discussing everything from the myths of cardiology in Heart Zone, to how to care for the terminally ill in Ageing Zone, to who gets to name aliens (and … Continue reading

Posted on November 16, 2015 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist November 2015: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back!  This November, students at nearly 160 schools from Shetland to Eastbourne will be interacting with 40 scientists across 8 different zones. Between the 9th and 20th of November, the scientists will be … Continue reading

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November 2015 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 9th to Friday 20th  November 2015. Here is a list of the zones confirmed until now, or if you want to jump straight to the … Continue reading

Posted on September 3, 2015 by modangela in News | Comments Off on November 2015 Zones

Event Dates and Registration Deadlines: 2015/16

Cutting straight to the point — because you’re not here for clever calendar puns — here is a list of all the events we have coming up in the UK and Ireland in 2015 and 2016. Happy planning! I’m a Scientist … Continue reading

Posted on September 2, 2015 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on Event Dates and Registration Deadlines: 2015/16

June 2015 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on July 8, 2015 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Take part in free science outreach this November!

The students are asking scientists all sorts in this June’s I’m a Scientist, ranging from shark’s immune systems to explaining ‘Brain Freeze‘  and even a question about the electromagnetic field of humans that started a passionate twitter debate between physicists. There’s also been some great … Continue reading

Posted on June 25, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on Take part in free science outreach this November!

Technical Difficulties: 18th June

Some live chats were interrupted this afternoon (18th June). A DDoS attack involved slowing down connections at our hosting company. Please note that no security was breached. The hosting company are working on resolving the issue, and the site is running … Continue reading

Posted on June 18, 2015 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on Technical Difficulties: 18th June

I’m a Scientist June 2015: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back this June with 55 scientists across 11 zones, and 130 schools from Gairloch to Dawlish. The scientists will be competing for the school students’ votes in two weeks of fast-paced live chats and … Continue reading

Posted on May 19, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist June 2015: Who’s taking part?

March 2015 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on April 16, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on March 2015 Student Winners

June 2015 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks during from Monday 15th to Friday 26th  June 2015. Here is a list of the zones confirmed until now, or if you want to jump straight to … Continue reading

Posted on March 27, 2015 by modantony in News | Comments Off on June 2015 Zones

Take part this June

We’re nearing the end of the March round of I’m a Scientist and the office is a-buzz with questions and live chats, furiously clattering keyboards, and the vague worry that we may have used up the internet’s supply of eviction gifs… … Continue reading

Posted on March 19, 2015 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist March 2015: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back this March with 70 scientists, and 150 schools from Gairloch to Torquay, and one school from Spain. The scientists will be competing for the school students’ votes in two weeks of fast-paced live … Continue reading

Posted on February 9, 2015 by modangela in News | Leave a comment

November 2014 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

Posted on December 18, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | 1 Comment

March 2015 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks during British Science Week from Monday 9th to Friday 20th March 2015. With 14 different zones, we’re looking for 70 scientists and have space for almost 5,000 students. Here … Continue reading

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I’m a Scientist November 2014: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back this November with 50 scientists, and more than 140 schools from Orkney to Cornwall, and 4 schools from France and Spain. The scientists will be competing for the school students’ votes in … Continue reading

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Another General Zone added this November!

This November we are so oversubscribed with teachers wanting to take part with their students, that we’re running an extra General Zone, the Gadolinium Zone! As of this morning we had around 150 teachers ask for 431 classes between them. … Continue reading

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November 2014 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 10th to Friday 21st November 2014. With 9 different zones, we’re looking for 35 scientists and have space for more than 3,000 students. Keep reading … Continue reading

Posted on September 10, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | 1 Comment

June 2014 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out for them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

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June 2014: Final Live Chats!

By tomorrow afternoon, scientists and students will have taken part in more than 200 live chats across the event; live chats are the bread and butter of the I’m a Scientist competition, so what better way to end the two … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist this November!

It’s difficult to talk—as we normally do—about I’m a Scientist returning this November while we’re gearing up for the June event, but in our tireless endeavour to be more organised, and help you plan ahead, here goes… I’m a Scientist, Get … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Twitter Takeover: The Line-up

For the week before our June 2014 event kicks off we’re handing over control of the @imascientist twitter account to some favourite faces of I’m a Scientist Alumni. We’ve lined up four teachers and six past winners to entertain us … Continue reading

Posted on June 6, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | 2 Comments

Longitude Prize Zone

£10,000,000 PRIZE!!! It makes our £500 for the winning scientist look positively small-fry. The Longitude Prize 2014 was launched this month with a huge fanfare and a Horizon BBC programme special to get the public to choose the challenge. But … Continue reading

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Twitter Takeover

This June we’re trying something different*; we’re handing over the eyes and ears of our 10,000 strong Twitter following to some favourite faces of I’m a Scientist Alumni. For a couple of hours each day next week (9th–13th June), a … Continue reading

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Who’s taking part in June 2014

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back from Monday 16th to Friday 27th June. We’re running 12 themed zones and five general zones, including 2 zones just for Primary School students. That’s 85 scientists talking with students … Continue reading

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June 2014 Zones

The next I’m a Scientist event: 16th to 27th June 2014 I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 16th to Friday 27th June 2014. This June, we’re running 17 zones; 12 themed … Continue reading

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March 2014 Student Winners

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select the students who stood out to them; the students they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to all of the student … Continue reading

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June 2014 Biomedical Themed Zones

I’m a Scientist Towers is buzzing with excitement as the Wellcome Trust funded Biomedical themed zones have been chosen. They will be: Animal Behaviour Zone Agriculture Zone Drug Development Zone Infectious Diseases Zone Protein Zone Vision Zone The June event … Continue reading

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March 2014 Finalists

Over the past two weeks 60 scientists have done more than 180 live chats and answered nearly 3,000 questions. We’ve been evicting scientists since Tuesday, and this afternoon we said Goodbye to 12 more. Now just two scientists remain in … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | 1 Comment

Day Five: From plants on Mars to travelling light

We’ve reached the end of the first week of I’m a Scientist with another full day of live chats and questions. The scientists will get the weekend to rest up, and next week the evictions start! Who stays? You decide! … Continue reading

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Day Four: Rainbows, ethics, and desert island science

Day Four of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here has been our busiest yet, with 23 live chats happening across the event! In the Light Zone, one student wanted to know why clouds don’t form rainbows; they’re made … Continue reading

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Day Three: Which organ would you be?

Day three of I’m a Scientist and a day of packed live chats has found students and scientists discussing why leaves change colour, the causes of cancer, and germs: which has more, finger-nails or toilet seats? One fantastic question asked … Continue reading

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Day Two: Time travel, nano-wires, and flowers

Day two of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here has been filled with live chats on everything from zombie apocalypses to time travel. Student: How could we ever go back in time? Matthew Malek: I promised myself that … Continue reading

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Day One: Cutting edge technology, explosions, and cryogenics.

With more than 680 questions being sent to the scientists from the weekend, I’m a Scientist March 2014 has got off to a flying start! Across the 12 zones, students have been chatting to scientists about everything from cutting-edge developments … Continue reading

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