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🦠 Welcome back to I’m a Scientist… and the Pandemic Prevention Zone 🦠

Welcome back to I’m a Scientist…. We have kicked off this year with the Pandemic Prevention Zone 🦠 So far we have had 43 Live Chats with 39 different scientists! Inquisitive and engaged students have been asking the scientists questions about the pandemic, other scary viruses and even their star signs! Check out some of these moments from the Live Chats: Over 170 excellent ASK follow up questions have also been submitted! It has been really interesting reading the profiles of all the scientists that are taking part in this Zone! Here are a few!   There has been excellent feedback from teachers about how engaged their students have been and what great questions have been asked! We’re looking forward to see what the rest of the Zone has in store! This Zone will be running until 11 February so there is still plenty of time to book a Chat! … Continue reading

Posted on January 31, 2022 by modhannah in News | Comments Off on 🦠 Welcome back to I’m a Scientist… and the Pandemic Prevention Zone 🦠

We sent out some certificates!

This summer, we looked back at some of the engagement we’ve seen between school students and scientists through I’m a Scientist, I’m an Engineer, I’m a Medic, and I’m a Mathematician. Did you receive one of our certificates? Why not drop us a tweet at @imascientist? Well done to our learners who took part in the @imascientist sessions! Looking forward to seeing our learners participate again this year..🧑🏽‍🔬👨🏻‍💻💡@CaerleonComp pic.twitter.com/QX0ZBpiQFq — @caerleonbiology (@caerleonbiology) September 7, 2021

Posted on September 9, 2021 by modjosie in News | Comments Off on We sent out some certificates!

Who’s taking part in the Hydrogen Zone?

Throughout September, students can connect with scientists in the Hydrogen Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win a £500 prize for more outreach activities. The scientists are working on lots of different and exciting things. Here are just a few of the people taking part:   Khalid Teli Software solutions developer 💻 Giles Strong Guitar-playing particle physicist 🎸 Alex Snow Climbing skiing biology-human 🧗‍♂️ Jacqueline Siu Outdoor-loving immunologist 💉 Ciarán McInerney Questions, handstands and cake 🍰 Malcolm Mccartney Infectious virologist & bookworm 📚 Gaby Mayorga Adame Woman, Mexican, Oceanographer ⛵ Jacob Maresca PhD student studying galaxies 🌌 Yueng Lenn Woman, oceanographer, swimmer 🌊 Andrew Hone Music-loving maths boy 🎵 Chris Henstridge Human brain investigator 🧠 Katie Emery Artistic gaming scientist 🎨 Nordine Helassa Badminton-addict biochemist 🏸 Pam Harrison Quiet, confident, enthusiastic 🥼 Jade Eyles Adventurous, Smiley, Arty 🌄 Holly Duns Digital forensics … Continue reading

Posted on August 31, 2021 by modem in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part in the Hydrogen Zone?

What’s on: Autumn 2021

We’ve got lots of interesting activities for students this autumn term.

Teachers: get stuck in with I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer! Continue reading

Posted on July 20, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on What’s on: Autumn 2021

A message from June’s winner

The Psychology Zone ran for 6 weeks over June and July 2021. It was funded by the British Psychological Society, and featured 19 psychologists. 476 school students logged in, from 18 schools across the UK. They connected with the psychologists in live Chats and by asking questions. During the activity, students voted for their favourite psychologist. At the end of the Zone, the psychologist with the most votes was… 🏆 John Shaw – Lecturer in Sleep Psychology at De Montfort University As winner, John gets £500 to spend on further public engagement projects. Here’s what he had to say about his victory… “I am honoured that students voted for me as the Psychology Zone winner. It is not something I expected going into this, thank you to everyone involved. One thing that shone through in all the sessions is the curiosity of all involved, the desire to find out answers … Continue reading

Posted on July 20, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on A message from June’s winner

See who’s taking part this June!

Throughout June, students can connect with psychologists in the Psychology Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win a £500 prize for more outreach activities.   Teachers: find out more and register to take part ❯   Here are just some of the psychologists taking part: Megan Whitehorn Brain enthusiast 🧠 Nora Vyas Psychologist, Award-winning Scientist, Fitness-fanatic 🏆 John Shaw Always slightly tired 😴🛏 Jessica Rea Social scientist that looks at how people are affected by their life experiences 🤝 Lisa Newson Inquisitive health psychologist 👨‍⚕️ Amber Newell Good listener, problem-solver, flexible worker, advocator for children and young people 🌍 Natalie Neal Advocating for children 📣 Gabriela Morris Fantasy-loving forensic psychologist 🔍 Gustav Markkula engineer turned behaviour-researcher ⚙ Anastasiia Kovalenko Nerdy psychologist, scared of rollercoasters 🎢😱 Laura Jackson-Burrage Tattooed quirky psychologist 🤯 Naomi Heffer Disney-obsessed psychology researcher 👸 Samantha Harrison Circus acrobat & … Continue reading

Posted on June 4, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on See who’s taking part this June!

The Winner of May’s Orange Zone

The Orange Zone ran for 4 weeks in May 2021. It was funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Science and Technologies Facilities Council, and featured 29 scientists working across a broad range of fields. Over the month, 865 students logged in from across the UK. During the activity students voted for their favourite scientist. At the end of the Zone, the scientist with the most votes was Emma Yhnell. As winner, Emma gets £500 to spend on further public engagement projects. Here’s what Emma had to say about her victory… Thank you so much / diolch yn fawr iawn for voting me as your Orange Zone winner!! I was so happy when I heard that I had won, I ran around my house doing a little happy dance! I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the students who voted and asked the … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on The Winner of May’s Orange Zone

What’s on in June and July 2021

We’ve got 3 activities running in June and July 2021. Each highlights a different area of STEM, but all with the same easy and flexible online engagement! Teachers, here’s what’s coming up this June… The Psychology Zone Connect your students with working psychologists and find out about psychology outside the classroom in the Psychology Zone. “Students read about studies but don’t see those researchers as actual people – the idea they can speak to a real psychologist through I’m a Scientist blows their mind!” – Teacher, Psychology Zone (March 2021) See which psychologists are taking part ❯ Find out more and sign up to the Psychology Zone ❯ The Candela Zone The Candela Zone is running in I’m an Engineer, Get me out of here. It’s a general engineering-themed activity, featuring engineers working in lots of different fields, such as sustainability and medical engineering. Take part to celebrate International Women … Continue reading

Posted on May 17, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on What’s on in June and July 2021

Who’s taking part this May?

Throughout May 2021, students can connect with scientists in the Orange Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win a £500 prize for more outreach activities. The Zone features over 30 scientists, each working something different and exciting things. Here are just a few taking part: Yirui Jiang, who is “trying to bring the world of Harry Potter into our daily life!” 🧙‍♀️ Jordan Bestwick, who investigates the diets of dinosaurs 🦖 Jessica Pimlott, trying to save the world by making big batteries to store renewable energy 🌍 Take a look at all the scientists taking part ❯ Teachers: Find out more and sign up for May ❯ You can see where the scientists are from on the map below:

Posted on May 5, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part this May?

A word from the Red Zone winner 🍾🎉

The Red Zone ran for 3 weeks in April 2021. It featured 28 scientists working in lots of different fields, from neuroscience, to pharmacology, to condensed matter physics. 725 students from across the UK logged in to connect with the scientists. During the Zone, students voted for their favourite scientist. At the end, the scientist with the most votes was Kip Heath. As winner, she gets £500 to spend on further public engagement projects. Here’s what Kip had to say about her victory… I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here was an incredible experience and I’m really grateful for having had the chance to take part. My fellow scientists in the Zone were all wonderful people that I am glad to have had the chance to work alongside. The last year has been really difficult for most people, and that has certainly been the case for NHS staff. I … Continue reading

Posted on May 4, 2021 by in News | Comments Off on A word from the Red Zone winner 🍾🎉