Greeting science enthusiasts! If you’re anything like me, you like to discuss the things you’re passionate about. In my case my passion is science, particularly my research on tracking nanoparticles in the body. After all, who wouldn’t love to talk about huge lasers and technology that could improve the lives of cancer patients?! I’m very keen to talk to school children about my research so that they can find out some of the amazing things you can do with Physics – I never had a scientist visit my school when I was younger, so it took me a long time to really make my mind up about what to study at University. I’d like to help the next generation of scientists by showing them just how exciting research can be. This is why I jumped at the chance to take part in ‘I’m a Scientist Get me out of here’ … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Osmium Zone winner: Natalie Garrett Hard luck to Aaron Boardley 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 questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Abbey McGarrigle This leaves just “Innovative, Quirky, Practical” Natalie and “Tall, beardy, punny” Aaron to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
The next scientist out of the event is… Keith Franklin 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. Students, please fill in the questionnaire on your profile page to be in with a chance to win a voucher. And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Peter Burgess 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!
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 – … Continue reading