Thank you from your winners Jack and Tom

Hi guys! I’ve had such a great time taking part in the Drugs Zone. At the end of the event my fingers were aching from all the typing and my brain hurt from trying to puzzle over all your great questions. But I’m so happy that you thought I was making some sense and voted for me! It was a really cool competition and it’s great that Jack and I were tied in the end so we both won. You all asked really interesting questions, some great ones about animal testing, cancer and the use of placebos. Hope we were able to give some good answers so you understood a bit more. The live chats were particularly good, being able to get some discussions going on the big issues. I also found some of the non‑science questions really fun to answer; I support Derby County and definitely like pancakes. We … Continue reading

Posted on April 2, 2013 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winners are JACK and TOM – It’s a draw!

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Jack and Tom, we look forward to hearing how you each spend your £500 prize money. 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 in News | 1 Comment

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

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… CLAIRE This leaves just “Very easily excited” Tom or “Ambitious, fortunate, happy” Jack to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Tom says “I’d use the money to get school students into a real university lab to try out some cool science” and Jack says “I’d donate the money to help fund a mobile science lab run by Taste For Science in Uganda”. 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 up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2013 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

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

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… YALDA Sorry to see YALDA go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun. In just 24 hours time the final 2 Drug Development 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 “Very easily excited” Tom, “Ambitious, fortunate, happy” Jack or “I like jam” Claire? 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 now … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2013 by ModShane in News | 4 Comments

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Jon

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… JON 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 | 3 Comments