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Thank you from your winner – Lee

Students! Help us decide which scientists and engineers should take part in the next event, and you could win a £20 voucher. All you need to do is take 2 minutes now to judge these 12 sentences. Firstly, I would like to thank all of the students who took part in I’m a Scientist. I was very impressed with the insight of the questions that you all asked, and I’m sure that all of my fellow competitors agree. You really made us think about the nature of our work and why it is necessary – something which is very important for all scientists at any stage of their career. Your questions ranged from which drug we thought was the most useful (my thoughts: caffeine), to what we thought the world would look like in 2050 (unless we stop global warming, hot!), via who our favourite scientist was (Paul Dirac). In … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

The Drug Discovery Zone student winner is…

Carina, congratulations!

During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions.

Carina from St Mary’s School for Girls was nominated by the scientists for asking ‘really insightful questions.’
Their questions in ASK included: “I really like coding on computers. Is coding a part of your job?” and “Did your teachers believe that you would be good at science?

As the student winner, Carina will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

Well done to Carina, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Lee Steinberg Congratulations! The students chose Lee as the Drug Discovery Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on March 15, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Eleanor Senior

Sorry Eleanor, you’re out of the running for the prize! Eleanor can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you!

VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

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Posted on March 13, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join the second evening live chat tonight, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about drug research, funding, potential medicines and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientist in the Drug Discovery Zone!


Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about chemistry, drug molecules, cancer medicines and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 7, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Drug Discovery Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this March. Between the 4th and the 15th, students from eleven schools will be putting their questions to six scientists in the Drug Discovery Zone.

For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK.

Photos of the six scientists taking part in the zone.

 

The Drug Discovery Zone is a themed zone supported by Wellcome. Continue reading

Posted on February 20, 2019 by in News | Leave a comment