The Einsteinium Zone student winner is…

Code: Agent Zero, 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. Code:Agent Zero from Brayton Academy was nominated by scientists for their great questions in ASK, which included “what can you do to help the world that all the other scientists can’t?” and “how can nano-tech be used in the hopefully near future to better human life, society and the world as we know it?” As the student winner, Code: Agent Zero will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Code: Agent Zero, 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 — … Continue reading

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

Thank you from your winner – Graeme!

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! Being chosen as the winner of the Einsteinium Zone well and truly knocked my socks off. I am very grateful to all those who voted for me. I really enjoyed interacting with all the students and answering their questions on a wide variety of topics, from the effects of quantum mechanics inside black holes, to the type of cheese the Moon should ideally be made of (spoiler alert: Emmental). I also really enjoyed chatting with the other scientists in the zone and learning a lot about their own diverse fields of research. During my PhD and subsequently in my postdoc, I have always been aware of the obvious positives about STEM outreach. Yet taking part in I’m a Scientist has shown me how vital it … Continue reading

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

The winner is…

Graeme Poole Congratulations! The students chose Graeme Poole as the Einsteinium 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…

Kathryn Harriss The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Kathryn, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Graeme Poole, Agnes Wojtusiak and Adam McGuinness. 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? Graeme would: Fund a UK lecture tour around the most disadvantaged areas to encourage the next generation of scientists. Agnes would: expand Robogals – volunteers who visit schools with LEGO robots! Adam would: invest in a portable demonstration microscope so we can perform better public engagement at the University of Birmingham’s outreach events. 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…

Anne Green

Sorry Anne, you’re out of the running for the prize! Anne 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 Einsteinium 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 space rocks, steel, lasers and more… Continue reading

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

Who’s taking part in the Einsteinium Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 11 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Einsteinium Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Einsteinium Zone is a general physics zone supported by STFC. Kathryn Harriss | Postdoctoral, University of Kent I investigate impacts between two objects at very high speed, using a very big gun! Graeme Poole | Postdoctoral, University of Bristol I look at rocks from space to find out how the Earth, Moon, planets and solar system formed over 4 billion years ago Chris Davies | Industry and private sector, Tata Steel UK I help to improve quality issues in the steel industry Anne Green | Professor, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Nottingham I’m looking for dark … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by in News | 3 Comments