Hi!! When I joined “I’m a scientist-get me out of here!” I wasn’t really sure what to expect but it sure sounded like fun! I feel very grateful to have the chance to share my research (and my life really!) with all the students asking questions. It has been a great experience, I have loved reading all the questions and trying my best to reply to things regarding not only my field, but the universe, religion, careers and just life! The chats have been amazing, I couldn’t type fast enough! Found myself chuckling in the office and typing away until my fingers hurt. I ended up looking forward to them a lot, talking to the students in real-time has been so much fun, and has definitely made me want to share science and engage with students in more ways. I’d like to thank everyone at “I’m a scientist”, from organisers … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Heart Zone winner: Cristina Villa del Campo Hard luck to Praveen Surendran 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… Gemma Barron This leaves just “Ambitious, hardworking and resourceful” Praveen and “Curious, playful, stubborn” Cristina 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… Loan Nguyen 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… Michael Schneider 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 Heart Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Scientists Gemma Barron | Postdoctoral, Robert Gordon University I grow blood vessels in a lab!! I look at how inflammatory molecules released from fat tissues, in our blood, effect blood vessel development and look at what happens next. Loan Ngyuen | Postdoctoral, The University of Manchester I learn about the how and why burgers and chips clog up your arteries and set you on fire. Michael Schneider | Professor, Imperial College London Because heart muscle cannot grow back when it’s damaged in a “heart attack,” we study ways to regenerate the heart using stem cells, and ways to protect human heart muscle grown in the laboratory. Praveen Surendran | Postdoctoral, Cardiovascular Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge Through our research we aim to identify … Continue reading