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Thank you from your winner – Lewis!

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 Lewis to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Whilst I’m happy to have won, I’m sad that it is over – at the start it felt strange being taken out of my comfort zone, but by the end I was looking forward to it! The chance to think about familiar things in a completely new perspective, as well as things that had simply never occurred to me has been invaluable. I’ve learnt a lot, and I hope you all have too! I’d like to thank everybody who voted for me (I’m honoured!), but also the other scientists in my zone – reading your top-class answers showed me the stiff competition I had and spurred me on! Thanks as … 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 Francium Zone winner: Lewis Wright Hard luck to Sandra Greive 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 | 2 Comments

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… James Martin This leaves just “curious, excitable, loyal” Sandra Greive and “chirpy, energetic, curious” Lewis Wright 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… Dakshat Trivedi 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… Humayra Abdul-Razakq 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 Francium Zone is funded by Wellcome. The Scientists Lewis Wright | PhD Student, Loughborough University Making it super easy and super cheap to turn light into electricity. Humayra Abdul-Razakq | Gastrointestinal Scientist, Poole Hospital NHS Trust I use super fancy equipment, and carry out exciting experiments to find out what’s wrong with patient’s bum and tums! James Martin | Geophysicist, Shell I use computers, maths and physics to see inside people and the earth. Sandra Greive | Postdoctoral, University of York How do the tiny biomachines inside cells and viruses work? Dakshat Trivedi | PhD Student, University of Manchester Did you ever wonder why your dad has no hair on the head or how his skin gets wrinkly? – I wonder why too! The Schools Audenshaw School Academy Trust, Greater Manchester Caroline Chisholm School, Northamptonshire Ethos College, West Yorkshire Mount Tamar School, Devon Perth Academy, Perth Poole Grammar School, Dorset Queen’s Park High School, Cheshire Reading School, Berkshire Sacred Heart Catholic High School, Tyne and … Continue reading

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