Thanks from your winner, Dave

Amazing! I’m really excited to have won, especially in a zone filled with so many excellent scientists researching such a wide array of cool stuff.  Thank you so much for voting for me!  If you didn’t vote for me, don’t worry, I forgive you! 😉 It was really brilliant to see so many great questions on so many different things.  In science, it is really easy to focus just on your own research and start to forget some of the other amazing things that are out there.  The breadth of questions made sure I got a chance to think about lots of things that I hadn’t ever thought about before (or at least for a very long time!), so thanks for that too.  I was also pretty amazed by how difficult some of the questions were, that really shows how good they were because the best questions are always the … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Drug Development Zone winner: Dave Jones Hard luck to Laurence 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 4 questions in the pink box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on June 27, 2014 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… Greig Cowan This leaves just “Passionate, patient, curious” Laurence and “Interested in everything” Dave to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE NOW! We’re also opening your live chat tomorrow between 12pm – 3pm. Drop in to chat more to the scientists or say hello before the end of the event!

Posted on June 26, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Aimee Hopper 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 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a £20 WH Smith voucher. We hope you’ll spend it all on books and essential school equipment, but we understand how difficult it will be to pass the pick’n’mix section..

Posted on June 25, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Chris Allton 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 £20 WH Smith voucher for asking great questions (questions that aren’t about One Direction). And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on June 24, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Evictions Week is Coming!

We’re half way through the June round of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, and it’s time to shake things up a little… Let’s get some scientists out of here! Starting on Tuesday, we’ll evict one scientist every day until just two remain on Friday to battle it out for the title of Extreme Energy Zone Winner! Here’s how the evictions work… Students, you vote for your favourite scientist! You get one vote for each round of the competition. Round 1 Now until 3pm on Tuesday 24th June. The first scientist will be evicted at 3pm on Tuesday! Round 2

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

The most important issue in science? You decide!

The Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10 million prize to help fund one of the biggest scientific issues facing us today. But first, we need to decide what that issue is, and you get to vote! Students, join the debate on the biggest science prize in the past 300 years! Click here! There are six challenges to choose from: Water, Paralysis, Food, Flight, Dementia, and Antibiotics. Until Wednesday June 25th you can quiz our champions to help decide which Longitude Prize challenge to vote for, before the winning challenge is announced on the BBC’s One Show. Your family and friends can also join in the debate by logging in through their social media accounts at Thanks to NESTA, the innovators of the Longitude Prize, for their support.

Posted on June 19, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment