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
- Extreme Clean Zone – Funded by STFC. Covering everything from scientists working in clean room environments to soap and detergent science and decontamination, this new zone will investigate what it means to be really clean
- Genes Zone – Genetics is a pretty broad topic, from DNA damage and cell growth to proteins and genetic diseases, this zone is open to all
Particle Physics Zone – Funded by STFC. This zone will explore the fundamental objects of the universe: particles of matter and radiation. Scientists could be working on high energy particle accelerators like the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, trying to make sense of the huge amounts of data collected in these massive experiments, or looking at some of the least well understood particles like neutrinos
- Stem Cells Zone – This zone will explore stem cells, from how they develop to how they can be used to treat disease, as well as the ethical issues surrounding the use of embryonic stem cells
- Tellurium Zone – General zone with a mix of 5 scientists
- Iodine Zone – General zone with a mix of 5 scientists
Scientists for the 2 STFC funded zones need to be linked to the STFC in some way – find out more at: imascientist.org.uk/scientists/stfc
Get your application in!
Scientists apply here: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply Application deadline is Monday 30th September 2013
Teachers sign up here: imascientist.org.uk/teachers Application deadline is Monday 23rd September 2013 and in a few weeks you’ll receive an email asking if you want to take part.