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Day 4: peanut butter, Higgs boson and sperm!

With 6 live chats and over 100 questions coming in, it’s the end of another long but fun day… Scientists have been on the ball and as Callum said “I’m still a bit asleep but I’ll soon wake up when I … Continue reading

Posted on November 15, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment

Day 3: slimy brain cells and sleeping in the dark!

Today’s live chats have been pretty intense… Cancer Zone got deep this morning asking “do you think we will evolve any more than we already have?” Students have also been asking why it’s easier to sleep when it’s dark and … Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 2: global cancer, egg cells and tracking genes

Today has been a very busy day! This morning’s Cancer Zone live chat with Fernhill school was pretty ‘EPIC’ with students asking: “do you believe in aliens and if so, do you think that they would have cancers to?” Student … Continue reading

Posted on November 13, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 1: guinea pigs, mixing cells and curing cancer

And we have lift off! Chats have started, students are asking questions and scientists are busy giving them answers… Genes Zone is racing ahead, with students asking over 80 questions. They’ve been finding out if guinea pigs like cheese and … Continue reading

Posted on November 12, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in November 2012?

The November event  running from 12th – 23rd is just a few weeks away and so it’s time to announce who’s taking part! Schools This event is for teachers who have taken part in previous I’m a Scientist events, and … Continue reading

Posted on October 17, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

A taster of November’s scientists

Last week we asked teachers and students which scientists they’d like to see taking part this November. Scientists were rated solely on the one sentence descriptions they wrote about their work. Based on these ratings we’ve selected the scientists for … Continue reading

Posted on October 10, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Cells, Genes & Cancer zones this November

Teachers, you’ve spoken! You’ve told us what you’re teaching in November. We’ve listened and selected the zones for 12th-23rd November from these topics. You’ve gone for: Cancer Zone Cells Zone Genes Zone Cancer Zone When we decided to run an … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist on Irish radio

In November we’re running I’m a Scientist in Ireland as part of Science Week Ireland, and are looking for Irish teachers and scientists to take part. This weekend Shane made his debut on Irish radio, on NewsTalk‘s science and technology … Continue reading

Posted on September 17, 2012 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – Get Me on the Radio! – evaluation

We’re constantly trying out new things in I’m a Scientist. When Radio Cardiff asked if they could get involved by producing a radio programme during the event featuring one of the zones in March 2012 we thought it would be … Continue reading

Posted on September 6, 2012 by in Evaluation, News | Leave a comment

Next event: November 2012

This Autumn we’re running I’m a Scientist from 12th – 23rd November. There will be 3 zones. A Cancer Zone (November becomes ‘Movember‘ as men grow excellent moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health, specifically cancers) and two more zones … Continue reading

Posted on September 4, 2012 by in News | 2 Comments

I’m a Scientist Live – evaluation

We like to experiment with the I’m a Scientist brand. In the last 12 months we have adapted the site to accommodate unlimited number of scientists in a zone, we’ve run In the Zone across a 12 week period and … Continue reading

Posted on July 16, 2012 by ModShane in Evaluation, News | 1 Comment

The ‘Los Angeles’ student winners are…

We’ve come to the end of 2 very energised weeks and we want to say a big well done to the student zone winners from I’m a Scientist from 25th June – 6th July. Moderators and scientists have nominated students in … Continue reading

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

Day 10 – Congratulations to the winning scientists!

And It’s all over! We’ve had such a brilliant, intense two weeks of live chats and entertaining questions and engaged minds, that it seems sad to say goodbye. But we have our winning scientists, the summer holidays and lots more … Continue reading

Posted on July 6, 2012 by modemily in News | 3 Comments

Day 9 – Round 3 of evictions!

It’s getting exciting now, the final scientists are all preparing themselves for the big day tomorrow! But sadly that means we have to say goodbye to more scientists today.. And the third scientists to go are: Diva in Yttrium Zone … Continue reading

Posted on July 5, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 8 – Round 2 of evictions!

Oh no! It’s the second day of evictions today, and the scientists have been working tirelessly at answering all the questions and taking part in live chats, but unfortunately we must say goodbye to 8 more scientists today – as … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 7 – Round 1 of evictions!

The scientists have been working hard to answer over 2, 409 questions and have taken part in over 70 live chats collectively. But as only one scientist can win in each zone it’s time to announce the first to be … Continue reading

Posted on July 3, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 6 – It’s the final week!

The Monday morning blues were quickly banished by means of a show of school students and their excellent questions in the live chats. alan1421 : @emma how come on earth there oxygen and in space theres none i mean why … Continue reading

Posted on July 2, 2012 by modemily in News | 1 Comment

The ‘Amsterdam’ student winners are…

After a busy 2 weeks we want to say a big well done to the student zone winners from I’m a Scientist from June 11th – 25th. We asked moderators and scientists to recommend students in each zone who asked … Continue reading

Posted on July 2, 2012 by in News | 2 Comments

Day 5 – A frantic Friday!

What a day, the week has progressively gotten busier and busier! Today seemed to explode with questions – over 460 in laser, with over 200 waiting to be checked by our BEAUTIFUL moderators, and that’s just one zone! Trying to … Continue reading

Posted on June 29, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 4 – Evolution and energy!

Another hefty day of live chats and questions – mods have approved over 1540 questions from over 1320 registered students – scientists are starting to feel the burn, but are thirsty for more! Here are some of today’s highlights, there … Continue reading

Posted on June 28, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 3 – Live chat mayhem!

Today was a big day for live chats, and they all were brilliant – we had quite the collection of questions; Some early morning, morbid questions from Zirconium live chat: alexmizia : would a human explode in a miceowave? hazzabazza123 … Continue reading

Posted on June 27, 2012 by modemily in News | 6 Comments

Day 2 – Earthquakes and ethics

We’re only at the end of day two but already there are popular topics emerging in questions and live chats. Some are, unsurprisingly, linked to themed zones. In an Earth Zone chat scientists were asked; “rumforde : Have you experienced … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2012 by in News | 2 Comments

Day 1 – Calm before the storm

I’m a Scientist started today, calmly and smoothly, with scientists chatting, answering questions and commenting throughout. It was almost too smooth.. Like a gentle teaser of tranquility before the rest of the week. Have you seen how many live chats … Continue reading

Posted on June 25, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 10 – Congratulations to the winning scientists!!

It’s been such an intense two weeks of energised live chats and weird, wonderful and thought-provoking questions, all bringing lots of topical issues and tricky subjects up for debate. The seven winning scientists have made it through four nail biting … Continue reading

Posted on June 22, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 9 – Finalists announced

It’s now under 24 hours until we’ll be announcing the zone winners! Which unfortunately means, saying goodbye to more scientists today. The final set of scientists to go are: Artem in Bromine. Austin in Krypton. Hitesh in Rubidium. Amy in … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 8 – Round 2 of Evictions!

Second day of evictions today, but only one scientist can win each zone and so today we had to say goodbye to more scientists. The second set of scientists to go are: Matt Gunther in Bromine. Nicola in Krypton. Hywel … Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 7 – Round 1 of Evictions!

Scientists have been working hard to answer over 1, 500 questions and have taken part in over 60 live chats collectively. But as only one scientist can win in each zone it’s time to announce the first to be evicted. … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Unveiling the IASGM experts

Our advisory panel have now picked a group of experts. We think they have, between them, an in-depth knowledge of the major issues, and they hold a range of different views on GM. Those people are:- Andy Stirling Professor of … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2012 by Moderator - Sophia in News | Leave a comment

Day 6 – Second week superpowers!

Under 24 hours until the FIRST eviction of this event! It’s week two, and the scientists have been blasting through the questions and live chats in preparation for tomorrow’s first eviction! Here are a couple of daily wonders; why do … Continue reading

Posted on June 18, 2012 by modemily in News | 1 Comment

Day 5 – That Friday feeling!

The first week is over, and after the sudden bombardment of live chats and questions, we’re able to have a rest, have a cuppa and go through all the questions. We thought we’d find you some of the gems from … Continue reading

Posted on June 15, 2012 by modemily in News | 1 Comment

Day 4 – The trouble with time travel

As day four draws to a close, the mods continue to go through the mass of questions, which came flooding in after the very lively livechats. A lot of todays questions took quite a delicate approach, with a very interesting … Continue reading

Posted on June 14, 2012 by modemily in News | 1 Comment

Day 3 – Animals and Alphabets

Today was busy, with more live chats and a sudden influx of questions in Rubidium! Animal Behaviour is still ahead with the most questions.. Students really want to know about the emotional wellbeing of animals.. have you ever heard a … Continue reading

Posted on June 13, 2012 by modemily in News | 1 Comment

Day 2 – Lines of Live Chat

Day two is over, we had lots more live chats today, which resulted in some interesting questions.. “laurajoseph : is there anything you can do to stop a heart attack?” and “reem : ants dont sleep. is that true?” and “vanessa1234 … Continue reading

Posted on June 12, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Day 1 – Queues of Questions

I’m a Scientist kicked off today with scientists answering lots of great questions queued up by students over the last few weeks. Scientists started with some of the really important questions, like… “How many hobnobs and cups of tea do … Continue reading

Posted on June 11, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment

Who’s taking part in June 2012: Los Angeles?

It’s time to announce the scientists and schools taking part in the Los Angeles I’m a Scientist event from 25th June – 6th July. Nearly 70 schools will be taking part with schools from Newcastle to Torquay. We’re hoping that, … Continue reading

Posted on June 8, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

GM Food Zone

GM foods have been hitting the headlines again recently. Debate has become argument and positions have become entrenched leaving it hard sometimes to work out the facts, and what’s relevant. I’m a Scientist, GM Food allows you to put your … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Amsterdam – On your marks, get set…

The I’m a Scientist Amsterdam event kicks off in 2 weeks time, on June 11th! The scientists are raring to go and students and teachers are now registering on the site and exploring their zones. Students, once you’ve registered using … Continue reading

Posted on May 28, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in June 2012: Amsterdam?

It’s only a matter of days before I’m a Scientist starts in June, so it’s time to announce the scientists and schools taking part. The Amsterdam event will be running from 11th-22nd June, and we’ll update you nearer the time … Continue reading

Posted on May 23, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Update – 4 weeks until the June events kick off

The two June events are fast approaching. This morning I realised that there are just 19 working days left until the start of I’m a Scientist on June 11th. Let’s blame all these sneaky bank holidays. On the plus side … Continue reading

Posted on May 10, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Apply now to take part in June 2012 events

We’ve now chosen the 15 zones running in our two I’m a Scientist events this June, and we’re looking for scientists and teachers to take part. Teachers, apply here by Monday 30th April: imascientist.org.uk/teacher-registration Scientists, apply here by Tuesday 8th … Continue reading

Posted on April 25, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Congratulations to the March 2012 student winners

We would like to congratulate the following students who have been named as the student winners in their zones for the March 2012 event. The moderators thought there were lots of great questions and excellent engagement with the event overall. … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

Update on 2 I’m a Scientist events in June 2012

After barely catching our breath after the March I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer events we’re straight into planning the next events in June. We’re running 2 I’m a Scientist events back to back in June 2012 because, with … Continue reading

Posted on March 30, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 10 – Congratulations to the winning scientists!

It’s been a very intense two weeks of animated live chats and thought-provoking questions, with lots of topical issues up for debate. Students and scientists have had over 120 live chats and scientists have answered over 3,350 student questions. The … Continue reading

Posted on March 23, 2012 by andyhowells in News | 1 Comment

Day 9 – Round 3 Evictions: the final countdown!

It’s now under 24 hours until we’ll be announcing the zone winners! Today it was game over for one more scientist from each zone and the third set of scientists to go are: Ben from Electromagnetic Zone Akram from Energy … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 8 – Round 2 Evictions: the competition’s hotting up!

Only one scientist can win each zone and so today we had to say goodbye to more scientists. The second set of scientists to go are: Mario in Electromagnetic Zone Gill in Energy Zone Asif in Gallium Zone Jon in … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 7 – Round 1 of Evictions

It’s been a great event so far! Scientists have been working hard to answer over 2,700 questions and have taken part in over 80 live chats collectively. But as only one scientist can win in each zone it’s time to … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment

Day 7 – Hot topics for debate

At the beginning of the second week and students haven’t just been asking big questions, they’ve been debating them!   In Selenium Zone Indi and Vicky discuss with students the ethics behind animal testing. Indi defends her animal research as necessary … Continue reading

Posted on March 19, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

Day 5 – Our World in Motion

It’s National Science and Engineering Week. This year’s theme “Our World in Motion” relates well to what students have been asking. Fiona and Justin in Sports Zone explain how the time of day effects running speed, Adam in Space Zone … Continue reading

Posted on March 16, 2012 by andyhowells in News | Leave a comment

Day 4 – Big Bang, Stars and Miracles!

In a day of more manic live chat sessions we found some Q&A treats for you: What sound did the big bang make? – that gave the chance for some serious physics and “Whoosh.” do you think that stars have … Continue reading

Posted on March 15, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment

Day 3 – Questions keep on coming!

Today has been busy! There’s been 8 live chats and there are now over 1,700 student questions for scientists to answer. Some scientists have been feeling the strain but all their hard work seems to be paying off. Ezzy Pearson … Continue reading

Posted on March 14, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment