The Epidemic Zone student winner is…

766epdp24, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. 766epdp24 from Rainham Mark Grammar School was nominated by scientists for “a really good, thought-provoking question. They understood points raised in the live chat and showed additional interest and curiosity with their ASK question: How does a virus create a new genetic makeup that isn’t known to any human viruses?” As the student winner, 766epdp24 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to 766epdp24, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on November 28, 2018 by modsophie in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Danny!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! I still can’t quite believe I am a winner! I am so very grateful for everybody’s votes. I had such a fantastic time taking part in I’m a Scientist this year. I found it to be a lot of fun. When I first signed up to I’m a Scientist, I didn’t really know what to expect, but I am so glad that I did now! I’d like to say a massive thank you to everyone involved with I’m a Scientist this year! Students who asked so many brilliant and thought-provoking questions, the staff and moderators behind the scenes who made things run smoothly, the scientists and of course the funders who made this all possible – thank you all! Since starting my PhD at the … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2018 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Danny Ward Congratulations! The students chose Danny Ward as the Epidemic Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on November 16, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Catherine Smith

Sorry Catherine, you’re out of the running for the prize! Catherine can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you!

VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money. Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Epidemic Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about Ebola, homelessness, micro-organisms and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Epidemic Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Epidemic Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Epidemic Zone is supported by Wellcome.  Verity Hill | PhD Student, University of Edinburgh I use the genetics of Ebola to work out why it spread so far in West Africa and how we can stop it happening again! Trystan Leng | PhD Student, University of Warwick I study how sexually transmitted infections spread through populations, how the structure of sexual networks affects their spread, and how this impacts their control. Raquel Medialdea Carrera | European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control I am an epidemilogist fascinated about virus, bacteria, epidemics and outbreaks! Danny Ward | PhD … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment