A thank you from your winner Duncan

I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all of you who voted for me in this year’s Food Science Zone. I must say that winning was a bit of a surprise! My apologies to the other scientists in the zone. When I applied I had only a vague idea of what the competition involved, do a few chats and answer a few questions. Easy I thought. Ha! 14 chats and many many questions later all I can say is ‘Wow!’ I’ve done a few public engagement activities before, but none as full on as trying to type answers to multiple questions being fired at you simultaneously by a class of enthusiastic children. The sheer range of topics was truly inspiring and trying to think of answers under time pressure was exhilarating. Hopefully you guys got something from our answers, I certainly learned a few things along the way – I … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is… DUNCAN

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Duncan, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to Julie and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in 4 quick questions in the pink box on the right of the browser, to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on March 22, 2013 by ModShane in News | 4 Comments

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let NIK go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… NIK This leaves just “Hard working, organized, creative” Julie or “Chaotic, creative and likeable” Duncan to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Julie says “buy a small cheese-making kit to show students in neighbouring schools how cheese is made and how science helps to make better cheese” and Duncan says “Donate it to the Teacher Scientist Network, an organistation I’ve borrowed many kits from for school activities over the last few years”. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the £500 prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist walks off with the prize – VOTE HERE If you haven’t made … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2013 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted… RACHEL

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… RACHEL Sorry to see RACHEL go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun. In just 24 hours time the final 2 Food Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! Will it be “genius magnificent modest” Nik, “Hard working, organized, creative” Julie or “Chaotic, creative and likeable” Duncan? The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they need your vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE HERE What do you think about science NOW? We hope that taking part in I’m a Scientist has been fun and interesting. But has it changed your view of science and scientists? Please tell us what you think about science … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2013 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Grant

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering hundreds of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first scientist to be evicted is… GRANT Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

Posted on March 19, 2013 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments