The New Materials Zone student winner is…

Seán, 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. Seán from Coláiste Éanna was nominated by the scientists because “they stood out as a student who had a number of good questions in ASK, particularly relating to computer science and careers/education advice and also engaged in conversation in comments.” Their questions included “can nanowires help people who are paralysed?” and “how was the really long names on the periodic table like ununtrium and ununquadium created/found?” As the student winner, Seán will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Seán, 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 … Continue reading

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

Thank you from your winner – Hugh!

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’m so happy to have won I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here!, I cannot thank everyone who voted for me enough, I really enjoyed every moment of the event. I was very impressed with the enthusiasm and interest of the students and the quality of the questions. I must thank the organisers and moderators, everyone on the I’m a Scientist team was incredible and worked so hard behind the scenes to make the event run smoothly, I particularly liked all the Twitter interaction surrounding the event! I don’t think I was quite prepared for the huge variety of questions, or the intense fast-paced nature of the online chats. Questions of all types came flooding in; from my favourite animal to my own hobbies … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Hugh Manning Congratulations! The students chose Hugh Manning as the New Materials 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 iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The third scientist evicted is…

Emily Growney Kalaf The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Emily, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Kieran Joyce, Julia Savioli and Hugh Manning. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Kieran would: developing a VR platform to help younger students visualise the workings of a cell Julia would: buy new equipment for science fairs for school students Hugh would: bring nanoscience to schools and try inspire students about the future! Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on November 15, 2018 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Simone Iadanza

Sorry Simone, you’re out of the running for the prize! Simone 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 iasieadmin 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 New Materials 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 3D printing, oxygen, lasers and more… Continue reading

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

Who’s taking part in the New Materials Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the New Materials Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASIE. The New Materials Zone is supported by Science Foundation Ireland. Meet the scientists: Tríona Kennedy | Industry and private sector, Stryker Ireland I use 3D metal printers to make parts for the spine, hips, knees and other parts of the body. Simone Iadanza | PhD Student, Cork Institute of Technology I build very small structures on pieces of thin flattened material that are then used to better trap light and release it as a laser beam. Kieran Joyce | PhD Student, CURAM, NUI Galway I design medical devices to replace the discs in the spine when they … Continue reading

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