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Thank you from your winner Kirsty

I can’t believe I won! Thank you so much to all the students who took the time to vote and ask such interesting questions. They certainly stretched my general knowledge. I’d also like to thank the other scientists for being such good sports, especially Austin and Sarah. I loved taking part, especially in the live chats, where I typed faster than ever before! I also really enjoyed the Ask section where I tried to take a little more time to answer your questions in greater depth. I am planning on spending the money on training to design new and exciting activities that I can bring into schools. I’d like to then bring those activities into the schools that joined in the live chats, so hopefully I’ll be able to see some of you in person in the very near future! Kirsty

Posted on June 27, 2012 by in News | 1 Comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is KIRSTY

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Kirsty, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Nike and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/934591/I-m-a-Scientist-June-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think

Posted on June 22, 2012 by ModShane in News | 3 Comments

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let AUSTIN go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… AUSTIN This leaves just Nike and Kirstyto fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Nike says “I would give one of my voters a chance to be a scientist for a month — I would give him or her the £500, and he or she would work with me for a month in my lab” and Kirsty says “I’d like to attend training on designing activities to take into schools to make science even more exciting!” The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Ask them more questions to help you decide who should win – … Continue reading

Posted on June 21, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted Nicola

We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… NICOLA In just 24 hours time the final 2 Krypton Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final https://kryptonj12.imascientist.org.uk/vote/ If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? https://kryptonj12.imascientist.org.uk/ask/ One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the scientist to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to see NICOLA go after … Continue reading

Posted on June 20, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Sarah

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first scientist to be evicted is… SARAH Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

Posted on June 19, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Krypton Zone is GO

I’m a Scientist kicks off in full on Monday 11th and the scientists in the Krypton Zone are eagerly awaiting your questions! You can read all about the scientists on their profiles – https://kryptonj12.imascientist.org.uk/scientists/ And then: ASK them all those tricky science questions you want to know the answer to CHAT with them in live chats booked by your teacher VOTE for your favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on communicating science So get thinking about what it is you want to know about the world of science.

Posted on June 8, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment