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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

I took part in I’m a Scientist! – a moderator’s view

Claire is one of our fantastic team of moderators for the 12 I’m a Scientist zones taking place this November. But her relationship with the project goes all the way back to her days at school.

Here ModClaire talks about what the experience meant then, and how it feels now to be part of running the activity… Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2019 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I took part in I’m a Scientist! – a moderator’s view

What’s happening in I’m a Scientist, the online STEM engagement activity, this November

Over the last week, scientists and students across the UK have been engaging online in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about advice for STEM careers, classical music inspirations, scientists’ circus skills, the number of atoms in a keyboard key, how to observe people argue without affecting it, changing bad microbes to good, why bees have black stripes, and much, much more (Dumbledorus, the bacteria?). There are twelve zones taking place at once this November: Electromagnetic Zone, Nuclear Zone and Roentgenium Zone funded by the STFC Enquiry Zone, Health Behaviour Zone and Society Zone funded by British Psychological Society Elements Zone funded by Royal Society of Chemistry Big Data Zone funded by Institute of Physics Microbe Zone funded by the Microbiology Society Sustainability Zone and the two general science zones Darmstadtium and Meitnerium, funded by Wellcome. See all the scientists and schools taking part. In total, in the seven days has seen: 3,479 school students logging in to … Continue reading

Posted on November 18, 2019 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part: November 2019

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between Monday 11th and Friday 22nd, students at over 120 schools will be putting their questions to 70+ scientists across 12 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… Big Data Zone The Big Data Zone is a themed zone supported by Institute Of Physics. Valerio Giuffrida | Lecturer, Edinburgh Napier University I use computer algorithms to study the growth of plants in their environment. Sreejita Ghosh | PhD student, University of Groningen I look for patterns in data in order to find what is going on in the body of patients Sam Lawrence | Researcher, University of Portsmouth I’m a space scientist, looking at patterns of galaxies in the sky to try and understand the Universe … Continue reading

Posted on October 31, 2019 by modjen in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: November 2019

What’s new for teachers this November

We are always looking for ways to make our activities easier for you to take part in with your classes. As students and teachers recharged their batteries over summer, we’ve been busy making a few changes in time for our November events.  Continue reading

Posted on October 25, 2019 by modjen in News | Comments Off on What’s new for teachers this November

Student Winners – June 2019

During every event we ask 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 July 10, 2019 by in News | Comments Off on Student Winners – June 2019

November 2019 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here returns in November, for two weeks from Monday 11th-Friday 22nd

We’re running themed zones, psychology zones and general science zones this November.

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

This November also sees the return of I’m a Researcher, I’m an Engineer UK and I’m a Scientist Ireland! Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2019 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on November 2019 Zones