Hi all! I’d like to start by thanking the students, teachers and organisers of I’m a Scientist- I had a really great time participating in the event and it was all thanks to you! For two weeks, I’m a Scientist took over my life. In a good way. I didn’t realise at the time I signed up just how much I would be waiting in expectation of the next chat, or for new questions to appear in the ASK section. Talking about science with you guys, on your terms and with your questions, was enjoyable and an honour. Being able to share my love of science with you filled me with a sense of pride and really reminded me what science is for: to learn and to pass on your knowledge. Not just questions about science either, I was happy to answer questions about my own experiences of being a … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Drug Synthesis Zone winner: Sinead Balgobin Hard luck to Florence McCarthy but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Mark Collins This leaves just “Definitely Paying Attention” Sinead and “Honest, open and prudent” Florence to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
The next scientist out of the event is… Neil Day One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. Students, please fill in the questionnaire on your profile page to be in with a chance to win a voucher. And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Anne Moore One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
I’m a Scientist starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days! Let’s meet the scientists competing for votes in the Drug Synthesis Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Scientists Sinead Balgobin | PhD Student at The University of Manchester I make molecules of lots of different types- colourful, medical, materials… All using special compounds called “catalysts”, which make my job really easy! Anne Moore | Lecturer at University College Cork We figure out how we can make better vaccines that teach the body’s immune system to seek and destroy invading bugs. Mark Collins | Almac Sciences I work with scientists across the world together to develop new medicine that will help us all. Neil Day | Genzyme, A Sanofi Company in Waterford I am keeper of the knowledge for how to make medicine for rare diseases. Florence McCarthy | Lecturer at University College Cork We make heterocycles to affect cell cycles. The Schools Colaiste Bhaile … Continue reading