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Thank you from your winner – Hannah!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Hannah to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what she said… What a great experience this has been! The I’m a Scientist competition is great fun and definitely a challenge I’d recommend to my colleagues. I really want to thank everyone who voted for me and for all the great questions you all asked. It wasn’t easy trying to answer all the questions but I hope everyone managed to get something from the online chats. It means a lot to me to have won this because outreach and working with young people is something I really enjoying doing. I also want to thank the other scientists in the Space Exploration zone. I honestly thought I had no chance of winning because … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Space Exploration Zone winner: Hannah Sargeant Hard luck to Phil Sutton 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 new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Lucy Kissick This leaves just “curious, sporty, clumsy” Hannah Sargeant and “curious, determined, focused” Phil Sutton to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Stephen Pulker The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Rochelle Velho 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! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Space Exploration Zone is funded by the UK Space Agency. The Scientists Hannah Sargeant | PhD Student, The Open University Finding useful stuff in soil on the Moon to help humans live and explore on other planets. Stephen Pulker | Principal Mechanical Architect, Airbus Defence and Space I’m building a robot to send to Mars. Lucy Kissick | PhD Student, University of Oxford I look at rocks on Mars to search for signs of alien life. Phil Sutton | Technical Tutor in Physics, Loughborough University I use super computers and the spacecraft CASSINI to create models of Saturn’s rings to find out how moons and even planets might form. Rochelle Velho | Postdoctoral, Heart of England NHS Trust Looking after astronauts practicing to be on Mars… The Schools Barnsley Academy, South Yorkshire Berkshire College of Agriculture, Berkshire Bluecoat Academy, Nottinghamshire Burnside Business and Enterprise College, Tyne and Wear Darlington School of Maths and Science, County Durham Dinglewell Junior School, Gloucestershire Lark Rise … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment