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Thank you from your winner – Darren!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Darren to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Hi everyone! I was extremely happy to be the winner of the Astatine Zone for I’m A Scientist, Get me out of here! It was a pretty manic few weeks but the spectrum and quality of the questions was really something special: I was so impressed that so many young scientists were asking questions from consciousness and AI… to robotics, the universe and beyond! I had to really dig deep to answer some of them, and I wish I had the opportunity to be involved with a platform like this when I was younger! Thank you again to all the students who asked questions, and also a big thank you … Continue reading

Posted on November 25, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Astatine Zone winner: Darren Rhodes Hard luck to Andres Olivares del Campo but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on November 18, 2016 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Ellie Paige This leaves just “Tall, Curious and Happy” Darren Rhodes and “Adventurous, curious and restless” Andres Olivares del Campo to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on November 17, 2016 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Catherine Wigley The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on November 16, 2016 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Samantha Watson One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

Who’s taking part in the Astatine Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… The Scientists Samantha Watson | Public Health England I look at how to protect people and clean up after an accident involving radiation. Ellie Paige | Postdoctoral, University of Cambridge If you could see your future, would you want to change it? I’m a disease detective and I use information on millions of people to look for causes of future heart disease that we may be able to change early in life. Darren Rhodes | Postdoctoral, University of Sussex I am finding out how we can make robots predict the future – by learning how the human brain can perceive time. Catherine Wigley | TDL Pathology I work in a private blood transfusion laboratory providing blood products to six hospitals. Andres Olivares | PhD Student, Durham University I work trying to understand some tiny particles called neutrinos. These particles are so tiny that billions of them pass through you every second without … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment