You’re taking part in the next I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! activity — hooray! So… what happens next?
Below is the schedule, with a list of some key dates you might want to add to your diary.
You’ll need to respond to live chat invitations, fill in your profile and test the chat with us in the staffroom before the activity begins.
During the event you’ll receive questions in ASK from students at any time, in addition to attending pre-booked live CHATs.
Evictions begin in the second week of the activity and there will also be two evening CHATs for all students involved to introduce you to their families and friends. Read the Scientist Briefing Notes for the full picture of the activity, tips on engagement, and much more.
By Friday 21st February
Make sure you’ve logged into the site by this date to fill in your profile and respond to live chat invitations.
Monday 24th February
Profiles must be completed by this date.
Site goes live and students will begin logging in to read about your work and send you questions via ASK. Make sure everything is working for you by answering their questions (and the ‘test’ question we send) when you can.
Thursday 27th February, 3-4pm
Test out the live chat in our drop-in session in the staffroom.
It’s a good time to meet the other scientists in your zone and the teachers taking part. We’ll be around to answer any questions you have.
Monday 9th March
Marks the start of live chats! Questions will start coming thick and fast this week, and you’ll be getting reminders via email of the live chat bookings. Please comment on each booking to say if you can or cannot attend.
Thursday 12th March, 7-8pm
We open every zone for students to log in from home and take part in a special evening live chat. Students are encouraged to join in with their families and friends, who can also ask you questions.
This a great opportunity to increase parental engagement in STEM subjects. You’re welcome to drop in and out during the hour, and we would love for as many scientists as possible to join us.
Tuesday 17th March
Every day from this date on, we’ll count up all the votes and announce at 3pm who has received the fewest and is evicted from the competition.
Read more about evictions here. Remember, being evicted just means you’re out of the running for the prize. You can still update your profile and take part in live chats!
Thursday 19th March, 7-8pm
We open the zones for another parental engagement opportunity, where students get to log in from home and take part in a special evening live chat.
Friday 20th March
The final live chat takes place, 12-3pm today! It’s an open chat where scientists and students can drop in and out. It may be busy, it may be quiet, but it’s certainly a chance to gain a few extra votes!
At 2.30pm the voting closes and the winners of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! are announced.
From 4pm onwards, after the computers are switched off and the lights go out at I’m a Scientist headquarters until the next event, we — we being your moderating moguls — will be heading to the pub for some well earned celebrations. We would love for you to join us! Look out for an email closer to the time with more info.