As you all know, the winner of I’m a Scientist gets a £500 grant to spend on science communication. And you students decide who gets it! So we thought we’d have a little look at some of their plans for the money. Here’s a few of the more interesting ones:- Beryllium Treasure Hunt Daniel Mietchen, from Beryllium Zone, is planning to share a bit of it (£50!) with the first student to work out his scientific puzzle. This is open to all students, not just in Beryllium Zone, so get your thinking caps on if you think you’d make a good scientific detective! Scan your Teacher Tom Hartley, in Imaging Zone, would use the money to scan one class’s teacher’s brain. While the teacher does a task chosen by the class. No, rude things not allowed I’m afraid. But you might be able to see inside your teacher’s head! The … Continue reading
Hi everyone! What an exciting week we have had; hundreds of live chats and questions flying in from every direction! We have been super-busy reading and replying to all of your questions, remember that you can comment on them too. Just go to the zone that you asked your question in and comment on the scientists answers as much as you like! You can also post questions for the scientists there as well. We hope that you have enjoyed the first week as much as we have and are looking forward to Monday; remember though if you want your favourite scientist to stand a chance of winning you need to VOTE by Tuesday! Who will win? Only YOU decide!
Greetings! IAS June 2010 is now well underway with record participation! This year we have 100 scientists engaging with 400 classes and 8000 students! We hope you’re all having as much fun as we are! Below I have listed all the schools lucky enough to be able to share in the excitement. This is history in the making! If you missed the opportunity this year but are interested in future events please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Aluminium All Saints RC High Walthamstow Academy Ashmole School Kelmscott School Richmond Upon Thames College The Grange School Oldbury Wells Addey & Stanhope Beryllium Boldon School St. Joseph’s College Woodlands School Heathcote School The Warwick School Beacon Hill High School Business & Enterprise College Cheadle and Marple sixth form college The Phoenix Centre Boron Chace Community School Walthamstow Academy Salesian College The Manor School Beacon Hill High School Business & Enterprise College Broadoak Maths and Computing … Continue reading
Well the event has got off to a flying start! The site had almost 5,500 visits in the first day, with visitors viewing almost 47,000 pages altogether (average 8.5 pages per visit). Previously our busiest day ever on the site was about 2,000 visits – and at the time we were impressed with that. Students have asked, so far, over 3,500 questions. That is really a lot of questions! Pity the poor scientists in Cancer zone who’ve had 546 questions already… Those questions have been amazing, with everything from ‘Do you have any superpowers?‘ to ‘What do you think the most important qualities in a Scientist are, morally as well as academically?‘ We’ve also had 34 live chats already, with hundreds more booked over the next two weeks. As far as we know, there has never been an event bringing scientists and young people together, so closely, on this kind … Continue reading
Fanfare! We have now finally chosen all the scientists to take part in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! June 2010. Here they are, for your delight and delectation… It’s been absolutely excruciating. We’ve had to turn down some fantastic sounding scientists doing fascinating work. Sadly we only have a finite amount of space! If any more funders would like to come forwards (err, hint!) then maybe we can manage more next year… I’m a Scientist was recently described* as ‘the world’s most stunningly innovative teen science education program’ and this will be the biggest event we’ve ever run. In June we will have 100 scientists, engaging with 400 classes and 8,000 students. These scientists will be involved in making history! How were these scientists chosen? We truly believe in listening to our users and that this makes the project much stronger. All scientists who applied wrote a … Continue reading
We would like to congratulate the following winning students from the March 2010 event; as voted for by our chat room moderators… The students winners of I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here! are: Name School Zone Christy Lemmon St Columba’s High School Brain Sebastian Ellis Tiffin School Genes Jessica Harvey King Henry VIII School Helium Ryan Pendlebury Mid Cheshire College Hydrogen Matt Warren Hardenhuish School Lithium Congratulations to above student winners, who were all chosen for their overall contributions to the event. They have now received their student winners certificates and WHSmith vouchers. We would also like to thank all the other students who participated for their brilliant chats and thought provoking questions which made this year’s I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here! one of the most exciting and fun events yet.
We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. In each of our zones five scientists started out in the competition ready to tackle any question, but as the students voted the scientists were eliminated one by one. Today the final vote revealed the ultimate winner for each zone… The winners of I’m a Scientist Get me Out of Here are: JOE from the Brain Zone KERSTIN from the Genes Zone KATY from the Hydrogen Zone MARTIN from the Helium Zone KIRAN from the Lithium Zone Congratulations to all the lucky winners and may each of you enjoy communicating your wonderful science ideas further with your £500 prize. Hard luck and thank you to all you other clever scientists who took part, as each and every one of you contributed to the success of this year’s event. Thank you to all the wonderful teachers for your enthusiasm … Continue reading
The pressure is really on now for the scientists, with only two days to go before the final winner is declared! Here’s a round-up of the evictions so far… On Tuesday the first round of voting closed and the scientist with the least votes in each zone was eliminated from the competition. In the Brain zone Mariana was voted off, in the Genes zone Chris was the one with the least votes, Pamela was eliminated from Hydrogen, Emily from Helium and Sarah lost out in the Lithium zone. The remaining scientists were sad to see their new friends leave, but had to work hard to ensure they survived the next round. Wednesday‘s eliminations produced some surprising results. Anne was the second scientist to leave the Brain zone, Lorna lost the contest in Genes, over in Hydrogen it was Helen who was voted off while in Helium Natalie was forced to … Continue reading
Last week on I’m a Scientist was a chance to start getting to know the scientists. THIS week the young people have to start making some tough decisions about WHO gets the money. The first eviction will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm. Which scientist will be the first to be shown the door? Tune in tomorrow to find out!
Well the first week is almost over already and it’s been incredibly hectic. This is already the busiest event we’ve ever run – we’ve had nearly 4,000 visitors, just in the last few days! Thank you to all the students for the interesting, funny and thought-provoking questions. And thanks to all the scientists for all the hard work they’ve put in answering them. Students – feel free to comment wherever you want to on the site. Visitors – although you can’t comment, you are very welcome to have a look round and read everything. If you want to you can follow us on twitter – our twitter feed is http://twitter.com/imascientist, or the hashtag for the event is #IAS2010 – scientists and teachers, if you are on twitter, please use the hashtag if you are tweeting about the event, then people can find all the comments together. We are having a … Continue reading