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Who’s taking part: March 2018

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! Between the 5th and 16th March, students from nearly 100 schools will be putting their questions to scientists across 8 different zones; from Climate and Space Data, to Genes and Immune System.

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…

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Posted on February 26, 2018 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on Who’s taking part: March 2018

March 2018 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 5th to Friday 16th March 2018.

This March we’re running 5 themed zones, and general zones suitable for anyone working in science. Read about them all below, or jump straight to the application form:

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Student Winners – November 2017

After 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 could only be one winner 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.

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What’s been happening this November in I’m a Scientist, the online science outreach event

Over the last week, students and scientists have been engaging online in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from the potential of CRISPR to treat cancer,  the variety of possible careers leading from science, whether pollution affects gravity, how to improve the process of science, and the coolest plants to spot in the UK. There are 4 themed zones in the event this November: Gravity Zone, funded by the Institute of Physics, Stress Zone funded by the Physiological Society, Microbiology Zone, funded by the Society for Applied Microbiology and Wellcome, and Cells Zone, supported by Wellcome.  There are also three General Science Zones, Uranium, Neptunium, Plutonium, featuring a wide range of scientists. See all the scientists and schools taking part in the event here. In total, after the first seven days, there’s been: 2,492 school students logging in to the seven zones 1,357 questions asked by students sent to the … Continue reading

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I’m a Scientist November 2017: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! Between the 6th and 17th November, students from nearly 100 schools will be putting their questions to 38 scientists across 7 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… Cells Zone Supported by Wellcome The Scientists Tom Speight | PhD Student, The University of Edinburgh I use a camera on the end of a fibre to look deep inside our lungs and track how good our own cells are eating dangerous bugs we can breathe, and stop us from getting sick. Paul McKeegan | Postdoctoral researcher, the University of Leeds I am interested in finding out how the diet of the egg cell and early embryo affects health and disease from the first week as a tiny embryo to adult life. Natasha Myhill | PhD Student, … Continue reading

Posted on October 31, 2017 by Moderator - Josh in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist November 2017: Who’s taking part?

What’s happening this November?

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are returning this November to show school students across the UK and Ireland a slice of real science and engineering. We are also running I’m a Medic for schools in the East Midlands, introducing students to the range of careers in primary healthcare and General Practice. For two weeks between Monday 6th and Friday 17th November students all over the UK and Ireland will be able to ask questions to and take part in live text-based chats with real scientists, engineers and healthcare professionals in the online events. Students then vote for their favourite to win £500/€500 to spend on further STEM engagement. This November we’re also launching a brand NEW project: 25 Genomes: Mapping Nature’s Code, in partnership with the Wellcome Sanger Institute. 25 new genomes are being decoded by the Institute to mark its 25th anniversary, and they want your students to choose 5 of them. All the … Continue reading

Posted on September 18, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on What’s happening this November?

November 2017 Zones

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here will run for two weeks from Monday 6th to Friday 17th November 2017. This November we’re running four themed zones, and a range of general zones suitable for anyone working in science. Parents and carers of students in I’m a Scientist can also take part in the I’m an Engineer Future Transport Zone. Read about all the zones below, or jump straight to the application form: Teachers apply: imascientist.org.uk/teachers Scientists apply: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply   Cells Zone All living things are made up of cells. Some living things, like bacteria, are made of just one cell. Humans are more complex living things – each one of us is made of roughly 40 trillion human cells. There are many different types of cells in your body, all with specific jobs. For example, muscle cells can change shape to help you move and nerve cells conduct electricity to pass messages around the body … Continue reading

Posted on September 13, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on November 2017 Zones

Student Winners – June 2017

After 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 could only be one winner 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. Drug Resistance Zone Winner: AlexanderPeacock, The Boulevard Academy Epidemic Zone Winner: Team Stony, Tonbridge Grammar School Mental Health Zone Winner: bilbo, Oxford Academy Relationships Zone Winner: Ola, Malcolm Arnold Academy Actinium Zone Winner: Andy_, Court Fields School Protactinium Zone Winner: Scarlett, King Edward VI Handsworth School Thorium Zone Winner: Mad Scientist, Bridge Junior School   After taking part in I’m a Scientist, we ask the students to answer … Continue reading

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What’s been happening in I’m a Scientist this June

For the last week, students and scientists have been engaging online in the latest I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about everything from why we (don’t) get on with our siblings, to being frustrated at work, to whether eye sight loss can be called an epidemic, to why humans need entertainment, to investigating the placebo effect. The event this June has two psychology zones, themed on Relationships and Mental Health. There’s also zones on Epidemics and Drug Resistance, and three general science zones, including Thorium Zone for primary schools. See everyone who’s taking part in the event here. In total, after the first seven days, there’s been: 2,679 school students logging in to the 8 zones 1,734 questions asked by students sent to the 35 scientists Almost uncountable levels of conversation in the 84 live chats that have taken place already. If all this has whetted your appetite for … Continue reading

Posted on June 19, 2017 by modantony in News | Comments Off on What’s been happening in I’m a Scientist this June

I’m a Scientist June 2017: Who’s taking part?

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! In June, students at over 100 schools will be interacting with 35 scientists across 7 different zones. Between 12th – 23rd June school students will put the scientists through their paces in fast-paced live chats and probing questions on everything from infections, to teenage relationships, to the scientists’ thoughts on the election. 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…   Drug Resistance Zone This zone is funded by Wellcome. The Scientists Thom Booth | PhD Student, John Innes Centre Norwich I research how bacteria produce antibiotics and try to use that knowledge to discover new drugs Sanjib Bhakta | Lecturer, Birbeck, University of London TB or not TB: tackling antibiotic resistance in the deadly germ Donna Johnson | Lecturer, Leeds Beckett University Trying to find out how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics Abid … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist June 2017: Who’s taking part?