Hello all, I have to admit when I signed up for I’m a Scientist I was definitely unprepared for the events that took place. I was expecting questions from students of course but I didn’t think they would be so insightful as to make me stop and think about why I like being a scientist and the challenges that I face on a daily bases. The live chats were hectic but this was only a sign that you guys were really interested in what we scientists do and that was our aim! I also found myself looking forward to them and trying to do as many as possible because there were so many good questions asked. So thank you for the engagement. Thanks to all the students for putting in the time to come up with some great questions and taking part, and of course to everyone who voted for … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Nanoscience Zone winner: Claire O’Connell Hard luck to Leona Mc Girr 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… Anil Jain This leaves just “Enthusiastic, curious and hard-working” Leona and “Passionate, diligent and friendly.” Claire 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… Micki Mitchell 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… Aisling Kerr 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 Food Science Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Scientists Anil Jain | Postdoctoral Researcher at Tyndall National Institute Speeding-up internet by developing state of the art electronics. Claire O’Connell | PhD Student at School of Physical Sciences/BDI, Dublin City University I make really tiny glass spheres that glow in different colours which can stick to things that shouldn’t be in your blood, that are very good at hide and seek, and the spheres make them easier to be found. Leona Mc Girr | PhD Student at Queen’s University Belfast Forensic Science to Cancer Research -the life of a chemistry PhD student. Micki Mitchell | PhD Student at Tyndall National Institute I’m diagnosing illnesses using laser light. Aisling Kerr | PhD Student at University College Dublin Fire lasers at really small things and see how they react The Schools Beaufort College, … Continue reading