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
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:
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
In March 2021, we ran 3 Zones in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here.
Each ran for 4 weeks, from 1 to 26 March.
Throughout the month students voted for their favourite scientist. At the end of each Zone, the scientist with the most votes was crowned the winner. They will receive £500 to spend on further public engagement activities.
The Pink Zone was part-funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).
It featured 27 scientists from a broad range of fields. 5 of these were either funded by STFC, or worked at, or used data from, an STFC facility.
Throughout April 2021, students can connect with scientists in the Red 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 taking part: Abdullah Iqbal, who is repairing spinal cords 🪢 Angela Mwape, who gives off ‘positive vibes mostly’ 🎉 Georgia-Ann Carter, an anime-loving cognitive neuroscientist 🧠 Take a look at all the scientists taking part > Teachers – find out more and take part > You can see where the scientists are from on the map below:
In February 2021, the Purple Zone ran for 4 weeks. The activity was all about science, featuring 24 scientists from a broad range of fields. 867 students logged in, taking part in over 65 live chats and sending 150 questions to the scientists. During the activity, students voted for their favourite scientist. 100 votes were cast, and the winner was Amelia Gilio. Here’s what she had to say about being crowned the Purple Zone winner… I am delighted that you voted me your Purple Zone winner! I would like to say a big thank you to all of the students who participated and asked such smart and curious questions. I hope you all stay this inquisitive as it is the best way to keep learning, wherever your interests lie! Engaging with you all over the past month has been an enlightening experience; I have learnt a lot about myself and … Continue reading
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.
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. Continue reading
Chat bookings are LIVE for I’m a Scientist, Stay at home for the coming weeks!
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’. Continue reading
“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 Continue reading