The Crystallography Zone student winner is…

652cryp32, 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. 652cryp32 from Newbattle High School was nominated by scientists for “asking for important advice and asking us interesting questions” in their live chat. They showed an interest in the scientists’ work, asked if their role involved travelling, and sought advice on university choices and becoming a veterinary physiotherapist. As the student winner, 652cryp32 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to 652cryp32, 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 judge.

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

Thank you from your winner – Callum!

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! Goodness me… where to begin… what an amazing couple of weeks! I can’t believe that it’s over already!! I’m still completely shocked at the outcome, but absolutely delighted that you, the students, have voted for me to win the, I’m a Scientist Crystallography Zone. It’s been such an enjoyable and memorable couple of weeks and I’m hugely grateful for the opportunity to participate in such an inspirational experience. I feel quite honoured to have been able to speak to you all and I hope you’ve enjoyed talking to scientists about science as much as I have. To all of the students taking part, you have been absolutely fantastic; as have my fellow scientists and all of the organisers and moderators from the I’m a Scientist … Continue reading

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

The winner is…

Callum McHugh Congratulations! The students chose Callum McHugh as the Crystallography 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

The second scientist evicted is…

Alice Loasby

Sorry Alice, you’re out of the running for the prize! Alice 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 Crystallography 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 molecules, explosives, protein purification and more… Continue reading

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

The first scientist evicted is…

Martyna Pastok

The students have spoken. Martyna will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of £500.

There will be a new scientist being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition. Continue reading

Posted on November 13, 2018 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

Who’s taking part in the Crystallography 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 5 scientists in the Crystallography Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Crystallography Zone is supported by STFC. Meet the scientists William Glass | PhD Student, University of Oxford I use computers to simulate biological machines Rebecca Roddan | PhD Student, Birkbeck College / UCL I’m using proteins called enzymes to make drug molecules which can be used to treat different diseases Callum McHugh | Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland I use chemistry to improve our way of life by designing molecules that conduct electricity and detect explosives, and try to pass on this knowledge to students to help them become our scientific leaders of the future. … Continue reading

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