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Who’s taking part in March 2014?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back from 10th–21st March with 8 themed zones, four general zones (including 2 Primary School zones), 60 scientists, and nearly 140 different schools from Shetland to Cornwall taking part. Thanks to … Continue reading

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I’m a Scientist March 2014 Zones

I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here! is back for two weeks from the 10th March 2014. Let’s take a look at the 15 — yes, 15! — zones we’ve got lined up. To find out more about taking … Continue reading

Posted on January 15, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

November Student Winners Announced

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

Posted on December 2, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | 1 Comment

November 2013 Finalists

Here we are! After two fantastic weeks of competition, two weeks of questions on everything from science musicals to top tips for science we’ve had the penultimate vote, and you have your finalists. Let’s take a look at who’ll be … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Trying something new

It’s the penultimate day of I’m a Scientist: November 2013. So far we’ve said “so long” to 14 scientists, and this afternoon, another 7 will gracefully* bow out leaving just two finalists in each zone to battle it out for … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Movember 2013!

You may have noticed that all our scientists are now in the final stages of some top notch soup strainers. Not one to shy away from a charitable lol, we thought this would be a nice way for us to … Continue reading

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Day Three: Artificial intelligence, controlling lightning, and heterochromia

The third day of I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here! is just about done with, the scientists — we’re sure — will be answering questions late into the night, but for now, let’s take a look at what … Continue reading

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Day Two: Zombie outbreaks, volcanoes, and meddling with the laws of physics

The sun is setting on another day of I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here! and here we are again to look at the questions the students have been putting to the scientists. In the Particle Physics Zone, the … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Day One: Radioactive pies, football playing robots, and what makes you say “wow!”?

Well. We did it. We’re coming to the end of the first day of our November 2013 round of I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here!, and what a first day it has been. Students have asked questions on … Continue reading

Posted on November 11, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in November 2013?

I’m a Scientist: Get me out of here! is back from 11th–22nd November with 7 brand new zones, 35 scientists, and more than 70 schools taking part. With more than eight applicants for every scientist’s place, there was fierce competition, … Continue reading

Posted on October 21, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

On Ada Lovelace Day – we salute our winners

On Ada Lovelace Day we are asked to write about a female scientist who has inspired you. This year we’re listing the 52 female winners of our zones. There are 50 from I’m a Scientist and 2 from I’m an … Continue reading

Posted on October 15, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist Zones: November 2013 – June 2014

Here at I’m a Scientist HQ, we’re busy ramping up for the November event, but we wanted to take a moment to update you on some of the zones we’ll be running over the next twelve months. All scientists’ applications … Continue reading

Posted on October 7, 2013 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

November 2013 zones announced

This November we’ve got some exciting new STFC-funded zones running alongside three zones teachers have asked for and two general zones: Ecology Zone – Looking at the natural environment – plants, animals and their interactions – whether on land or in water … Continue reading

Posted on August 22, 2013 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

Event dates for 2013/14

So we’ve just wrapped up the June 2013 event, and we’re already storming ahead with lots of future plans. To make it even easier for you to plan your schedule and to take part, here are the I’m a Scientist … Continue reading

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June 2013 student winners announced!

After each event we ask all of the moderators and scientists to select students who they think asked great questions and engaged really well in the chats. Well done to all of the student winners below, and also to the … Continue reading

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And the June 2013 winners are…

Zone Winning Scientist Employer Animal Behaviour Suzanne University College London Antimony Becki KU Leuven Blood Andrew Royal Liverpool University Hospital Cadmium Becky University College London Cells Mario University College London Crystallography Dave University of Manchester Disease Lyn Babraham Institute, University … Continue reading

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DAY 9: Stings, eyes, memory and talking prairie dogs

Top two (or three!) scientists announced in each zone On the penultimate day of the competition, we’re down to just 2 scientists in each zone. The votes were tied in both the Quantum Zone and the Reproduction Zone, with 3 … Continue reading

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DAY 8: Solar eclipses, zombie apocalypses and kangaroo mouse kidneys

The final three We’re down to the top 3 scientists as voted for by the students, but who will make it to the top two? Today’s highlights: In the Indium Zone, some interesting eclipse facts: dhynoable : How does a … Continue reading

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DAY 7: From pet crystals to lizard skin

The first eviction The competition was on leading up to today’s first evictions. We’ve just lost one scientist from each zone (though we hope they’ll still take part in some chats!), leaving four to battle it out for the prize … Continue reading

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DAY 6: Seagulls, oxygen and arm evolution

Evictions start tomorrow It’s week 2 and tomorrow sees the start of  the evictions, who will be first to go? Get your votes in! Today’s highlights: In the Tin Zone, we learnt why there are so many seagulls: percypig1 : why … Continue reading

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DAY 5: Spiders, gravity, gardening fish and space travel

The halfway point Week 1 may nearly be over, but we have the evictions to look forward to next week! The power is in the hands of the 5,000+ students. Today’s highlights: A great question on gravity and spiders in … Continue reading

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DAY 4: Evolution, the Universe, brain stimulators and snurtles

At day 4 we’re nearly half way through the event. Hope you’re all chatting, asking and voting! Today’s highlights: In the Cadmium Zone we found out how extra suns might have affected humans: How would humans have evolved differently if … Continue reading

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DAY 3: Robotic hearts, zebra skin and chlorophyll

Day 3 and there’s no let up in the number of chats and questions – 4,400 students registered and nearly 2,500 answered questions, not to mention loads more chats! Today’s highlights: They were discussing robotic hearts in the Indium Zone: … Continue reading

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DAY 2: Baby baboons, nerdy scientists and the love hormone

It’s only day 2 but the questions keep coming! Over 35 live chats and hundreds more great questions. Today’s highlights: In the Animal Behaviour Zone, they were talking about baby baboons: msteststudent : do Babboons show any similraties to humans … Continue reading

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DAY 1: Eating yourself, cooking with lasers and space jokes

And so it begins… I’m a Scientist June 2013 has got off to a busy start. Across all zones we’ve had around 30 live chats, a few thousand questions asked outside of the chats, and there are now 3,300 students … Continue reading

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I’m a Scientist June 2013 starts on Monday!

Are you ready to take part? Hope you’re all ready for I’m a Scientist June 2013, as the live chats start on Monday! Over 270 chats have already been booked in, and we’re still getting more chat requests. There are … Continue reading

Posted on June 14, 2013 by in News | 1 Comment

Who’s taking part in June 2013?

We’re pleased to announce the schools and scientists taking part in our upcoming event which will run from 17th – 28th June. As you can see from the map to the right, we have schools from all over the UK … Continue reading

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Student winners announced!

It’s not just scientists who can leave I’m a Scientist as winners, student winners are also chosen based on their engagement with the scientists and involvement in the event. The moderators and scientists have nominated the students who they think … Continue reading

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DAY 10 – Winners revealed!

We’ve had two fun weeks of I’m a Scientist and we’ve now reached the end of our March 2013 event – we hope you’ve all enjoyed it! We’re pleased to announce the 11 zone winners below – congratulations to them … Continue reading

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DAY 9 – Seahorse-riding, volcano-dwellers and the Pope

We’re coming to the end of I’m a Scientist March 2013 and today’s evictions leave just two scientists in each zone to battle it out to be crowned the winner. The scientists in third place are… Scientists evicted: Brain Zone … Continue reading

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DAY 8 – Unicorns, Angry Birds and flying pigs

Another eviction and we lose 11 more scientists from the competition – hope you’re all voting! Scientists evicted: Brain Zone – Ben Digital Zone – Marina Drug Development Zone – Yalda Food Science Zone – Rachel Health Zone – Phil Medical Physics Zone – Jim Space … Continue reading

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DAY 7 – Evictions begin!

The first evictions have taken place and so sadly we have to say goodbye to 11 scientists as they leave the competition (although they can still talk with students in live chats if they want!). Scientists evicted: Brain Zone – Michael … Continue reading

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DAY 6 – Crab brains, belly buttons and world domination

Week 2 of live chats and it’s been yet another busy day. The evictions start tomorrow so it really is your last chance to make your votes count! Lots of interesting chats today… Did you know… Crabs have two brains … Continue reading

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DAY 5 – Human hulks, nasty worms and light sabers

It’s day 5 and the end of our first week of chats – that means we’re half way through I’m a Scientist March 2013 and the evictions start next Tuesday at 3pm sharp. Make sure you’ve voted for your favourite … Continue reading

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Red Nose Day Shenanigans

Seeing as we’re all such good sports here, and seeing as it’s for a good cause, I’m a Scientist have decided to set a couple of charitable goals. The scientists are already sporting their red noses and we’re getting on … Continue reading

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DAY 4 – Noisy shrimps, helium rain and frog tape

We can’t believe the first week of chats is nearly over! It’s been a pretty busy day and tomorrow’s going to be hectic too. Once again we’ve picked out some of the best bits to entertain and inform you – … Continue reading

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DAY 3 – Zombie invasions, edible aliens and alcoholic bread

It’s day 3 of the live chats and there’s no let up in the quality and quantity of questions! Interesting topics covered include blind people’s dreams, zombie invasions and whether aliens could be edible! Did you know… Some people think … Continue reading

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DAY 2 – Diamond rain, underwater volcanoes and sci-fi films

Second day of chats and we’ve had loads of great questions coming in. The scientists have been busy in live chats and answering questions you’ve left in ask. Today we’ve covered everything from diamonds raining down on Neptune to underwater … Continue reading

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DAY 1 – Video games, wrinkly fingers and edible animals

It’s been a hectic first day of chats and the range of questions asked and topics covered has been huge! From video gaming surgeons to why our fingers go wrinkly in the bath, the students have uncovered some pretty fascinating … Continue reading

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Are you ready for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!?

Live chats start on Monday! There are already lots of questions queued up for the scientists to answer in ‘Ask’  but the real fun begins on Monday when the live chats start. The scientists have been very busy filling out … Continue reading

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Who’s taking part in March 2013?

It’s time to announce the scientists and schools taking part in next I’m a Scientist event, running from March 11th-22nd 2013. We were really oversubscribed with both scientists and schools this time round. 6 scientists applied for every place. There … Continue reading

Posted on February 11, 2013 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

Two more themed zones for March!

We’ve already announced 5 themed zones for March – Brain, Drug Development, Health, Medical Physics & Space (the last 2 are funded by the Institute of Physics). And now there’s more good news… thanks to more funding we’re adding 2 … Continue reading

Posted on January 30, 2013 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

Zones for March 2013

It’s that time of the year again, and it’s come round really fast, again. I’m a Scientist is back this March 11th – 22nd during National Science & Engineering Week and we’re looking for teachers and scientists to take part. … Continue reading

Posted on January 16, 2013 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

The November student winners are…

After a fun-filled 2 weeks of live chats and student questions, it’s time to say well done to the student winners in each zone! Moderators and scientists have nominated students in each zone who asked lots of interesting questions, engaged … Continue reading

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Day 10: Congratulations to the winners!

That’s all folks! After 10 days of crazy, intense live chats and over 500 mind boggling student questions, it’s time to say goodbye (until next time) and reveal the winner in each zone. Congratulations to:   Zone Winner Where they … Continue reading

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Day 9: stem cells, “Humanzees” and the big bang

And then were two… Today students voted out Mariana, Katie and Marcus, leaving just two final scientists in each zone. At 3pm tomorrow we’ll be announcing the winners, so students make sure you vote for who you want to win! … Continue reading

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Day 8: the moon, sandwiches and sneezing

Today 3 more scientists were voted out of the competition, sorry to Clare, Michelle and Louise S. Who’ll be next to go? Only students get to decide, so get voting to save your favourite scientist!   Highlights from live chats … Continue reading

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Day 7: DNA ‘car crashes’, talking cells and chocolate

Today was the first eviction, and we’re sorry to see Pedro, Gina and Louise W go. With evictions happening every day this week, students get voting if you want your favourite scientist to stay in the competition! Cells Zone has … Continue reading

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Day 6: salmonella curing cancer and women with moustaches

It’s the start of week 2 and students are back asking questions and having live chats. In a Cancer Zone live chat today students asked some amazing tough questions like: student: @clare do you think that salmonella or similar bacteria … Continue reading

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Day 5: bogies, blebbing and nanobots!

We’ve had 372 questions and 24 live chats this week and now it’s time for everyone to have a well earned rest. In live chats today students have been getting to know the scientists: cupcakes5000 : have any of you … Continue reading

Posted on November 16, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment