Day 10 – The I’m a Scientist Ireland Finale!

The first ever I’m a Scientist Ireland has finished! It’s been a brilliant, intense two weeks of chaotic live chats and freakishly good questions.. There were over 689 questions asked through the site as well as 52 live chats, and a tonne of comments between students, scientists, teachers and moderators!

Fireworks by Semnoz on WikiMedia

endaoconnell: Well done to everyone who took part and the excellent moderating, coaxing and harassing from Emily, Rosie and Katie
davidmckeown: At least I get Paul’s beard as a runner up prize
eileendiskin: good job everyone! i have learned so much by answering questions – but also reading everyone’s answerings to the questions (including a good bit of creeping in the other zones)
jeanbourke: You know, it actually would not be a bad idea to try and get us all together. Just saying. Some sort of I’m a Scientist reunion

Thank you to everyone who took part, students, teachers and scientists! It was great fun and an even greater success. You all did so well, and it was a close race at the end. It’s sad to say goodbye but we have our winning scientists, the festive holidays and lots more events on the horizon to look forward to!

Here are our winners! Congratulations to:



Where they work

Health Zone

Enda O’Connell

 NUI Galway

Hydrogen Zone

Eileen Diskin

 Trinity College Dublin

Space Zone

Paul Higgins

 Astrophysics Research Group, Trinity College Dublin

The winning scientists all receive €500 to spend on science communication, and we can’t wait to see their wonderful ideas put into practice!

Thank you to all the scientists who have taken part. You’ve been great contenders; each and every one of you has contributed to making this event a success.

We’d also like to thank teachers for your enthusiasm and involvement. And students for your questions and live chats, which have been a mixture of challenging, funny, thought-provoking and sometimes quite bizarre. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part! students, please remember to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win €30 iTunes voucher, here.

Scientists and schools can sign up now for future events!

Posted on November 23, 2012 by modemily in News. 1 comment

One Response to Day 10 – The I’m a Scientist Ireland Finale!

  1. tosty55 says:

    Good fun, enjoyed it, Thanks!

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