Prizes for November Winners

With just the slightest hint of whimsy — and of very little to do with Shane wanting to see the rugby — we changed tack a little, and instead of sending a cheque or a bank transfer decided that the Irish winners ought be presented with cash.

So on the 7th February, Shane filled a suitcase with money, I’m a Scientist mugs, and probably only the one rugby jersey and set off for Dublin.

IASIE Winners 2013

Four winners pictured with their €500 prize.
From left: Joseph Roche, Shane McGuinness, Sive Finlay, and Sinead Cullen.
[Photo: Jessie Doyle]

As a little party, and to make the prize giving into a bit more of a presentation. A host of faces were invited to Science Gallery for the afternoon. Faces of scientists and of funders, including Stephanie O’Neill from SFI and ESERO.

IASIE Winners 2013

Going up the stairs from the left: Sinead Cullen, Joseph Roche, Christian Wirtz, and Ciara Keane. I’m a Scientist’s Shane in the middle, and (coming down the right) Adam Murphy, Sive Finlay, and Shane McGuinness. [Photo: Jessie Doyle]

The €2,000 in prizes will go towards projects on improving visitors’ experiences in zoos, taking scientists into schools, and finding “novel ways of communicating the beauty and intrigue of space.”

Thanks to Joe for hosting at Science Gallery, to the funders for making I’m a Scientist possible, to everyone there for looking after Shane, and for the 26-3 score bringing him back to I’m a Scientist towers in such a good mood.

IASIE Winners

I’m a Scientist November 2013 Winners. [Photo: Jessie Doyle]

Posted on February 11, 2014 by ModJosh in News. Leave a comment

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