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The Imaging Zone student winner is…

science_qween.alyssa27, 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.

science_qween.alyssa27 from Walton Girls’ High School was nominated by scientists for their “amazing questions not just technical but more philosophical” in their live chat. Their questions included: “Where do you see yourself in 10 years if your reseach gets published?” and “i love science but i dont think im very good to be fair, any tips for being determined and finding research to work on?”

As the student winner, science_qween.alyssa27 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher.

Well done to science_qween.alyssa27, 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 modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Rosanna


As someone who’s right at the beginning of their career in science, I definitely did not head into this event thinking I would win, so I’d like to give a huge thank you to all the students who voted for me! I was asked some really thought-provoking questions, and even learnt a few things myself. The chats were crazy at times, but I had so much fun, and it was really great to see so many of you so interested in our research. I absolutely love doing outreach and getting to talk about exoplanets and astrobiology, so I especially enjoyed discussing the broader questions about life in space and the inevitable conversations about alien civilisations. I also found it interesting to see which questions were most commonly asked (mostly, what I’d name a planet, whether I’d been to space, and how many stars there were), as it helps me understand how people perceive my research and also what they’re most interested in finding out, which is useful information to take forward in the future. The students were all fantastic, and I really hope that they enjoyed the experience as much as I did!

I’ve got to shout out all the other scientists in the Imaging Zone – Matthew, Dan, Marleen, Sonal and Atreya- you guys rock, and it was really fun to talk to you and hear about your research when the chats were a bit slow. As a newbie to academia, it was super useful to hear about your career paths, and it was also nice to find out how scientists in other fields spend their days (glad to know I’m not the only one with a bit of a caffeine addiction)! I’m already missing logging into the chats every day with you all.

I’m really looking forward to getting my outreach project up and running with the prize money, which will be an event about women in physics, aimed at high school and A level students. I was heartened to get some questions from students about this subject in the chats, as I believe inclusivity and diversity are really important topics in STEM. It would be awesome if some of the students who took part in I’m a Scientist were at the event too, so they could see what their votes led to! Continue reading

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

The third scientist evicted is…

Sonal Bhadane The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Sorry Sonal, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Rosanna, Matthew and Dan. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on March 14, 2019 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Marleen Wilde

Sorry Marleen, you’re out of the running for the prize! Marleen 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 Imaging 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 x-rays, radiation therapy, telescopes and more… Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2019 by modamy 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 Imaging 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 x-rays, radiation therapy, telescopes and more… Continue reading

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

Who’s taking part in the Imaging Zone

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

The Imaging Zone is a themed zone supported by the Science & Technology Facilities Council. Continue reading

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