Thank you from your winner Paul!

Thanks to all the students for making this such a great event! Also, thanks to the teachers for getting your students involved- and thanks for voting for me!! Also a shout out to ModEmily for trying to control those frenzied chats (but great fun!)- Talk about multi-tasking… Before the event started I was a bit nervous, thinking I wouldn’t be able to answer loads of the questions, and it would be really hard. But, I ended up having so much fun that I didn’t worry about getting things wrong- it turns out that “I don’t know” is a perfectly valid answer. This is particularly applicable for me at the moment, since I am going to have my PhD defense (viva) in 2 weeks (eep!). And when I didn’t know an answer, it was actually great because all of the scientists in my zone were REALLY knowledgeable… So, thanks to the … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2012 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is PAUL

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations PAUL, we look forward to hearing how you spend your €500 prize money. Hard luck to David 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. Also, fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win €30 iTunes voucher, here.

Posted on November 23, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | 1 Comment

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

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… ARLENE This leaves just “driven, inspired, scattered.” Paul and “Floating through Space” David to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Paul says “If I win this contest, I will use the money to hire an undergraduate student (part-time) and purchase materials to kick-off a project I have been thinking about for a long time-, a story-driven, astronomy education website, aimed at primary and secondary students.” and David says “I want to build a computer game in a table top which you can play by moving your chair around. No meal will ever be boring again! It would be a interactive piece for Dublin mini maker Faire (, which I help organise. It would use the tilt of the chairs people are sitting on … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

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

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… COLIN Sorry to see COLIN go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun In just 24 hours time the final 2 Space 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! 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 you’ve taken part. When you next log in you’ll see a pink box with 4 quick … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is… EUGENE!

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… EUGENE 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, for your favourite scientist to win! Who will walk off with the prize? YOU decide!

Posted on November 20, 2012 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment