What’s happening in I’m a Scientist, the online STEM engagement activity, this November


Over the last week, scientists and students across Ireland have been engaging online in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here. Together they’ve talked about which pharmacological drugs they would destroywhy they love rocks so muchhow many trees we really need on the planetthe time spent in labs (or in fields)how climate change affects science researchbringing wolves to Ireland, and even if scientists ever doubt themselves.

There are five zones taking place at once this November, starting in Science Week and finishing on Friday 22 November:

See all the scientists and schools taking part.

In total, the seven days has seen:

  • 1,540 school students logging in to the 12 zones
  • 1,450 ASK questions sent in by students sent to the 30 scientists
  • 798 votes cast by students for their favourites
  • (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in the 45 live chats that have taken place.

If all this has got you wanting a piece of the action, then apply for next year’s I’m a Scientist, scheduled for November 2020. Or, if you’ve taken part already, tell your colleagues to sign up!

This year, there’s still much more to come. From 3pm on Tuesday the pressure starts to mount as the first scientist is evicted from each zone, with another following each day after. Who will survive to stay in the running for the €500 prize in each zone?

Find out before anyone else from the announcement in the staffroom each day until the winners are announced this Friday 22 November. Best of luck to all the scientists!

Posted on November 18, 2019 by modantony in News. Leave a comment

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