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Thank you from your winner Eileen!

Hello everyone! I am back doing my PhD research today in my office… and totally missing the FUN and total MADNESS of the past two weeks with all of you guys doing the I’m A Scientist – Get me out of here! event. I don’t think I’ve ever answered so many questions about pink feathers in my life – not to mention ones about stinky flamingo bums…(but more about these later). I was totally amazed by you guys… by your enthusiasm, by your excitement, and most of all, by the amazing questions that you asked. The chats were probably my favorite bit – 30 minutes of non-stop typing to answer your questions. I loved each and every one of them, and only wish that the chats could have gone on a bit longer…even if my brain was totally fried by the end of 30 minutes! So like I said, now … Continue reading

Posted on November 27, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is EILEEN

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations EILEEN, we look forward to hearing how you spend your €500 prize money. Hard luck to Andrew 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. Also, fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win €30 iTunes voucher, here.

Posted on November 23, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

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

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… AGGELOS This leaves just “Excitable, Nerdy, Chaotic.” Eileen and “Inventive, curious, philosophical” Andrew to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Eileen says “scienceXstudents.com! Science by students is an innovation in science writing. I’m going to pick 4 schools in Ireland and give 1 class in each the tools you need for reporting science – a digital camera, a voice recorder, and more! scienceXstudents will be a website where students like you write about funny, interesting, and/or important science issues, for people all over the world to read. (Because too much science is written by old people!)” and Andrew says “I would improve my building’s zoology museum to help when School students and members of the public visit.“. The competition is hotting up and the scientists … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

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

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… SHANE Sorry to see SHANE go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun In just 24 hours time the final 2 Hydrogen 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 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 taken part. When you next log in you’ll see a pink box with 4 quick … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is… NAOMI!

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… NAOMI 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, for your favourite scientist to win! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

Posted on November 20, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment