Get ready for I’m a Scientist!

I’m a Scientist starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days!

Let’s meet the people competing for votes in the Osmium Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them…

The Scientists

This Zone features people who have studied physics and now work in a variety of fields, including those outside of academia.

Aaron Boardley | Press and communciations officer, Royal Academy of Engineering

My everyday job involves writing press releases and case studies, dealing with journalist enquiries, and engaging with people on Twitter about the latest news in engineering. A good understanding of physics helps a lot.

Peter Burgess | Solarcentury

I use data to make sure solar farms are in great condition

Keith Franklin | UK Trade and Investment, British Embassy, Tokyo

I help Japan to clean up after the Fukushima accident by introducing clever gadgets from the UK.

Natalie Garrett | Postdoctoral, The University of Exeter

I shine laser light at brains – a small portion of this light has a different colour after it’s reflected (we call this ‘Raman scattering’), and since this colour change depends on the chemicals inside the brain, it can tell me which parts are diseased.

 Abbey McGarrigle | Renishaw PLC

I design medical device that are used for Neurological surgery

The Schools

  • Ardrossan Academy, Ardrossan
  • Belmont Academy, Ayr
  • Boston Spa School, Boston Spa
  • Bulmershe School, Woodley
  • Cranford Community School, Cranford
  • Didcot Girls’ School, Didcot
  • Fakenham Academy, Fakenham
  • Framwellgate School Durham, Framwellgate Moor
  • Fulford School, Gosforth
  • Gosforth Academy, Gosforth
  • Hillpark Secondary, Glasgow
  • Reepham High School and College, Reepham
  • Smithdon High School, Hunstanton
  • The John Henry Newman, School Stevenage
  • Vandyke Upper School Leighton, Buzzard

This zone is funded by the Institute of Physics.

Posted on November 5, 2015 by modantony in News. Leave a comment

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