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The Mendelevium Zone student winner is…

it’s_me, 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 good questions. it’s_me from Swindon Academy was nominated by scientists for their “really great questions”, such as “It must be interesting working with animals but what part do you enjoy most?” and “Is there anything bigger than our universe?” As the student winner, it’s_me will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to it’s_me, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on November 28, 2018 by modsophie in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Iain!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! Wow, I can’t believe I won! I had an amazing time and am already missing the frantic, frenzied, fun that was the live chats. The students were brilliant with a whole range of excellent questions. My head still hurts from trying to ponder the meaning of life or what is my favourite scientific discovery. I am used to answering questions about seals and penguins but learnt so much myself about “the big bang theory”, “what the universe is made of” and “the chances of aliens existing”. I have always enjoyed doing outreach work as the children’s enthusiasm is so infectious and, as a scientist, it is a great reminder of what inspired me to do research in the first place: The simple joy of discovery … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2018 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Iain Staniland Congratulations! The students chose Iain Staniland as the Mendelevium 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 November 16, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The third scientist evicted is…

Carl Heron The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Carl, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Iain Staniland, Heidi Gardner and Emma McEntee. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Iain would: build an exhibit to allow people experience underwater noise pollution and understand how this causes problems for marine animals. Heidi would: create a zine to explain clinical trial concepts and encourage critical thinking about science. Emma would: donate the money to PSI CALC to help organise further careers events to inspire students to study maths and statistics. Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on November 15, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Jamal Kinsella

Sorry Jamal, you’re out of the running for the prize! Jamal 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. Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by ModShane 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 scientists in the Mendelevium 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 antarctic seals, clinical trials, archaeology and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Mendelevium Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 13 secondary schools and colleges will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Mendelevium Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Mendelevium Zone is a general science zone supported by Wellcome. Morwenna Bugg | NHS Clinical Comissioning Group I explain science to people who share out the money so that we can have hospitals, doctors and medicines. Jamal Kinsella | PhD Student, University of Southampton I research how people think and look at the world when driving cars so we can make them safer Iain Staniland | British Antarctic survey By attaching small electronic tags I investigate where Antarctic Seals go when they are at sea and how they find and catch their prey. Heidi Gardner … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment