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A thank you from your winner Jon

Wow, what a couple of weeks! Being on I’m a scientist was an incredible experience. I learnt a lot! It was just so amazing to see how enthusiastic young people are about science and volcanoes in particular!! With my prize money I am getting a remote controlled quadcopter, so that we can make some videos and take some aerial photographs of villages near volcanoes. Hopefully this will be really engaging for young people in these places, helping them to learn about volcanic hazards. Thank you to everyone who asked questions and those that voted for me! The other scientists in my zone were really great…but the enthusiasm for volcanoes was relentless! I would recommend that any scientist, regardless of age, should apply to take part in I’m a scientist. It was genuinely brilliant. Jon

Posted on March 28, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is… JON

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Jon, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Kat 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 tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in 4 quick questions in the pink box on the right of the browser, to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on March 22, 2013 by ModShane in News | 3 Comments

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

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… GLYN This leaves just “Curious, fun, chatty” Kat or “Excitable, honest, friendly” Jon to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Kat says “I’d buy some decent equipment so that I could become my own roving mini-lab, and take my science to the local schools” and Jon says “Use a remote controlled helicopter with a camera attached to make videos from the air of villages and towns near volcanoes, to help young people understand the dangers that they face –> I would bring it to your school for testing!” 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. Vote NOW to make sure … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted… DEBBIE

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… DEBBIE Sorry to see DEBBIE go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun. In just 24 hours time the final 2 Technetium 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! Will it be “Curious, fun, chatty” Kat, “Excitable, honest, friendly” Jon or “Curious, friendly, annoying” Glyn? The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they need your vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE HERE What do you think about science NOW? We hope that taking part in I’m a Scientist has been fun and interesting. But has it changed your view of science and scientists? Please tell us what you think about science now you’ve … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is… Nicola

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering hundreds 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… NICOLA 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 March 19, 2013 by ModShane in News | 4 Comments