I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is an online STEM engagement activity for school children.
By taking part you:
- develop communication skills
- gain a fresh perspective on your work
- find out what young people think about science
Everything happens online. Take part from the office or at home, at times that suit your schedule.
Students vote for their favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on further public engagement.
Chats with classes
Chats last 40 minutes. They happen on our text-based messaging platform (no video or audio needed).
Chats are fast paced and fun. We don’t expect you to attend every chat! Sign up to whatever you can fit into your schedule.
Learn more about the advantages of being text-based.
Zones: Groups of scientists and schools
The activity is divided into ‘Zones’. Each Zone typically lasts 4 weeks, with a new group of scientists and school students in each.
A Zone could be a general science-themed, featuring scientists from a broad range of fields. Or, Zones can be themed to a particular area of research, for example, a ‘Medical Research Zone’.
Time commitment is flexible and the format is designed to so you can fit taking part into your normal schedule as much as possible.
Sign up to live chats that suit your schedule. You can also log in to answer students’ questions at any time.
Questions students ask
I’m a Scientist is a student-led activity. This means students can ask anything they like. There could be questions about you, your work, and science in general, from robots to pizza toppings.
All questions and live chats are moderated by our moderation team. The variety of questions and reactions from students are key to the benefits people get from taking part.
Equipment you need
All you need is a computer or other device with internet access. Everything is run through a web-browser, you don’t need to download any software.
The students vote for the scientist they think should win £500 for their own science engagement ideas.
This could be school visits, science fair exhibits, videos or podcasts, blogs, arranging class visits to your lab or office… as long as it’s involving people outside of science, it’s a good idea.
During the activity a Scientist of the Week is announced every Friday. The overall winner is revealed on the final Friday afternoon.
Who can apply
Anyone in a science-related is welcome to take part.
You could be working in industry, academia or the public sector. You could be a technician, an apprentice, or in roles like comms or management.
Take part to show students the wide range of STEM-related careers out there.
If you have any questions at all, contact email@example.com.