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November’s online STEM engagement activities from I’m a Scientist

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is connecting school students with real scientists throughout Autumn 2020. Between the 2nd – 27th November we’ll be running the Health Zone, Physics Zone, Medical Research Zone, and Psychology Zone. Elsewhere, there is a Space Zone for I’m an Engineer, and a General Science Zone in I’m a Scientist Ireland! Scientists! Apply to take part or read on to find out more about who we’re looking for in each zone. Teachers! Want to connect your classes with these scientists? Register for online activities this autumn. Health Zone – Funded by the Wellcome Trust, British Society for Immunology and Royal Society for Chemistry The Health Zone is open to any scientist whose work relates to human health. You could be developing new vaccines, running clinical trials, improving diagnostic tests, involved in genetic screening, testing for toxins in the environment, global health, or anything … Continue reading

Posted on September 23, 2020 by modem in News | Comments Off on November’s online STEM engagement activities from I’m a Scientist

Who’s taking part in the Blue Zone

From the 1st September, I’m a Scientist is On Demand! Teachers and students can connect with scientists all term. Every month a new zone with new scientists opens, keeping it fresh and exciting for everyone. The Blue Zone takes place between the 1st and 25th September, funded by UKRI. Over four weeks, students will put their questions to 30 scientists from across the UK. Students vote for their favourite scientist to win £500 for further STEM engagement. The scientists have a huge range of backgrounds and experiences, including: Georgia, Research Technician with Johnson Matthey Fatma, Senior Forensic Scientist at LGC Adam, Quantum Physicist at the University of Sussex. Find out more about the scientists taking part, and the schools that have registered, using the map below. Teachers and Scientists: Get involved in future zones in I’m a Scientist: On Demand.

Posted on September 1, 2020 by modem in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part in the Blue Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: On demand

The Coronavirus pandemic has caused immense uncertainty in education. Most students have been working from home since April. They will be back in September, but how schools will operate through to Christmas is anything but certain. Blended learning at school and home. Local lockdowns. Second waves. Online engagement this autumn One certainty, however, is that teachers will be able to access quality STEM enrichment. I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is going to be On Demand. From the 1st September onwards, I’m a Scientist will be available for teachers to connect their students with scientists. Every four weeks a new zone with new scientists will open, keeping it fresh and exciting for everyone. Teachers, sign up your classes. Scientists, apply now for a place. We will increase our capacity in I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer as demand from teachers requires. This will include Zones for Maths … Continue reading

Posted on July 10, 2020 by modantony in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: On demand

Book your I’m a Scientist, Stay at home Live Chat!

Chat bookings are LIVE for I’m a Scientist, Stay at home for the coming weeks! Book your live chat here: imascientist.org.uk/live-chat I’m a Scientist. Stay at home is designed to give you and your students a chance to reconnect safely with each other and science as a whole. You can watch an example live chat here to see what it’s like. Through a series of live chats and submitting questions to ‘ASK’. Students can decide which scientist gets their vote to be crowned ‘Scientist of the Week’.  Live chats have been busy with tonnes of questions for our scientists. Students have been discovering everything from how a scientist started in their job to qualifications they’ve taken and what they had for breakfast. Students may even discover a future job they didn’t know existed! Let’s take a look at the zones we have open:  Medical Research Zone The Medical Research Zone … Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2020 by modclaire in News | Comments Off on Book your I’m a Scientist, Stay at home Live Chat!

Student winners – March 2020

During March’s activity, we asked 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 winners, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there is only one voucher to be won in each zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winners below will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Antimicrobial Zone Winner: Jared, Rainham Mark Grammar School Childhood Zone Winner: ElRose, Carleon Comprehensive School Community Zone Winner: honor, Hayesfield Girls School Copernicium Zone Winner: made389gas, The Petchey Academy Electromagnetic Zone Winner: oli.xlm, Robert Mays School Energy Zone Winners: grew390bug, Ridgewood School Flerovium Zone Winner: jazz391end, Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Food Zone Winner: exit392car, Holy Cross School Livermorium Zone Winner: away399day, Haverstock … Continue reading

Posted on April 14, 2020 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on Student winners – March 2020

“This was one of the best STEM engagement I’ve ever done in my life so far and I would highly recommend any scientist out there”- March 2020 Winners’ blog posts

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the scientists to reflect on all the engagement of the previous weeks, thank all the students for voting for them, and talk about how they plan to use their £500 prize money. If you’re a scientist, whether in the public, private or academic sector, and you’re keen to experience the ‘best crash course in scicomm’, apply now for events happening this year: imascientist.org.uk/scientists Greg Heikel, City Hospital Nottingham, Antimicrobial Zone Thank you all so much for taking part, we had so many great questions and I hope you all enjoyed it! I had a great time, it was really heartening to see the enthusiasm you all had for science and I hope that we have inspired some of you … Continue reading

Posted on March 31, 2020 by modem in News | Comments Off on “This was one of the best STEM engagement I’ve ever done in my life so far and I would highly recommend any scientist out there”- March 2020 Winners’ blog posts

What’s been happening in I’m a Scientist, the online science engagement activity, this March

Over the last week, scientists and students across the UK have been engaging online in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. A huge variety of questions Together they’ve talked about: the future of quantum computers the death of grass staying motivated in science colliding the continents The sustainability of the pharmaceutical industry qualifications for becoming a chemist reductionism versus holism in psychology changing your mind about careers does pineapple belong on pizza (Ed: No) being scared at work whether research has real world applications and of course, coronavirus, A LOT There are 14 zones taking place at once this March: Electromagnetic Zone, Particles Zone, Space Zone,  Copernicium Zone, Flerovium Zone, Livermorium Zone and Moscovium Zone all funded by the STFC Childhood Zone and Community Zone funded by British Psychological Society Energy Zone funded by Royal Society of Chemistry Molecule Zone funded by ScotCHEM Antimicrobial Zone funded by Society for Applied Microbiology and … Continue reading

Posted on March 16, 2020 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening in I’m a Scientist, the online science engagement activity, this March

Who’s taking part: March 2020

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between Monday 9th and Friday 20th, students at over 130 schools will be putting their questions to 80+ scientists across 14 different zones. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… Antimicrobial Zone The Antimicrobial Zone is a themed zone supported by Wellcome. Lucy Kelly | PhD Student, University of Warwick I use viruses to kill harmful bacteria Gregory Heikel | Trainee Clinical Scientist, City Hospital, Nottingham I help to figure out what is making people feel ill by looking at the results of blood tests. Emma Hayhurst | Lecturer, University of South Wales I teach people about tiny bugs called bacteria, and I work in hospitals and with poo to try to work out how to stop the spread of … Continue reading

Posted on March 4, 2020 by modjen in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: March 2020

March 2020 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here returns for two weeks from Monday 9th-Friday 20th March.

We’re running eight themed zones and three general science zones this March.

Read on to find out about them, or head straight to the application form to take part:

Teachers apply by 24th January: imascientist.org.uk/teachers
Scientists find out more and apply: imascientist.org.uk/scientists Continue reading

Posted on December 18, 2019 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on March 2020 Zones

Student winners – November 2019

During the activity in November we asked 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 winners, and everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there is only one voucher to be won in each zone. So, for fantastic engagement during the event, for posting brilliant questions and comments, the student winners below will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Continue reading

Posted on December 16, 2019 by modjen in News | Comments Off on Student winners – November 2019