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The Sustainability Zone student winner is…

Pigganator333, 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. Pigganator333 from Fetlar Primary School was nominated by scientists for “some really great questions, showing a deep interest in science and thought about a future career.” They took part in both open live chats, and their ASK questions included “Have you ever been to Shetland?” and “How long have you been working as a scientist?” As the student winner, Pigganator333 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Pigganator333, 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 — click here to be the … Continue reading

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

Thank you from your winner – Liam!

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! Thank you! I have had such a great time chatting to the students and other scientists, so I am absolutely chuffed to bits to have been chosen! I’d like to thank the students, and their teachers, for being so curious about science and sustainability. Thanks also to the team at I’m a Scientist who were super supportive, fun, and encouraging throughout the event. Climate change is one of the most important environmental issues of our time, and it is the next generation that will be most impacted. Whenever I do STEM engagement activities with primary school children, it makes me genuinely optimistic that the Earth is in safe hands. I am particularly encouraged by the questions we received during this event – bursting with curiosity … Continue reading

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

The winner is…

Liam Taylor Congratulations! The students chose Liam Taylor as the Sustainability 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 | 2 Comments

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 Sustainability 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 climate change, tap water, bacteria and more… Continue reading

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

Who’s taking part in the Sustainability 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 Sustainability Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Sustainability Zone is a primary school zone supported by Wellcome. Matt Bower | Drinking Water Quality Regulator, Scottish Government I use science to check that the water company is providing tap water that is safe to drink and looks and tastes good Maia Elliott | UK Research and Innovation I analyse and summarise food to help find solutions that will make our food system more healthy and sustainable Lyndsay Christie | Cefas/University of Bath I look for bacteria inside of fish and find out if they are bad bacteria (which make the fish ill) or good bacteria … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment