The Fast Computing Zone student winner is…

scientific._.koala, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. scientific._.koala from Harris Girls’ Academy East Dulwich was nominated by scientists for  their questions in the live chat. One scientist said “they were polite and asked some very thought provoking questions”, which included their ASK question “What advice do you give to young kids like me who aspire to be a scientist or something in the related field?” As the student winner, scientific._.koala will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to scientific._.koala, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click … Continue reading

Posted on November 28, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – David!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! I feel incredibly honoured to be chosen as the winner of the Fast Computing Zone. I have enjoyed every minute of the competition, and I hope that this is a reflection that the students share some of these feelings. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the other scientists in my zone – Martin, Kathryn, Stewart, Laura and Miriam. I genuinely believe that any of them would be equally deserving of the win, and it was a pleasure to hear their anecdotes, opinions and jokes. I also learnt a lot myself from their outstanding answers (though Stewart and I will have to agree to disagree on the best Disney princess). I’m also very grateful to all of the I’m a Scientist staff and moderators … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2018 by admin in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

David Ho Congratulations! The students chose David Ho as the Fast Computing Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on November 16, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Kathryn Coldham

Sorry Kathryn, you’re out of the running for the prize! Kathryn can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you!

VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money. Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Fast Computing Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about climate change, star systems, particles and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Fast Computing Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 9 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Fast Computing Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Fast Computing Zone is supported by STFC. Stewart Martin-Haugh | Postdoctoral, STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory I am a particle physicist with the ATLAS experiment. Miriam Hogg | PhD Student, University of Leicester I use computers to simulate how star systems evolve, specifically how stars may interact with one another as they age. Marton Olbei | PhD Student, Earlham Institute in Norwich I collect a bunch of knowledge about bacteria, put it into a computer, and try to see how much of this collection behaves like the real thing. Laura Kent | National Physical Laboratory I work on lifetime … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment