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Thank you from your winner – Stephen!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a voucher! We asked Stephen to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Hey guys, I want to start off by thanking everyone involved in the I’m a Scientist – get me out of here competition, from the other Scientists: Saoirse, Dervil, Moises and Pramod, everyone was great and I’m sure you can agree we got some great answers and fascinating insights into their work. The next people to thank are the organisers and moderators who really are the people who make all this happen and have worked around the clock during the competition. But of course, the biggest thanks must go to all the schools who took part, you guys rocked! I don’t think any of us scientists were quite ready for … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2016 by in News | 1 Comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Light Zone winner: Stephen Davitt Hard luck to Saoirse McCrann 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 voucher.

Posted on November 18, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | 1 Comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Dervil Cody This leaves just “A little nuts!” Saoirse McCrann and “Passionate Charismatic Messer” Stephen Davitt to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on November 17, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | 2 Comments

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Moises Jezzini The 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 voucher.  

Posted on November 16, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Pramod Kumar 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 voucher for asking great questions! 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 November 15, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Light Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… The Scientists Steven Davitt | PhD Student, NCPST DCU I fire lasers at things and look at the light from the explosions Saoirse McCrann | PhD Student, Dublin Institute of Technology I want to combat shortsightedness in children and teenagers! I aim to prevent shortsightedness and stop it getting worse so you will not have to wear glasses to see distance tasks like the board in school. Pramod Kumar | Postdoctoral, University College Cork I’m trying to understand what super fast lasers do on a very small scale so we can use them in future technology. Moises Jezzini | PhD Student, Tyndall Helping Electrons and Photons be friends Dervil Cody | Postdoctoral, Dublin Institute of Technology I work in a laser laboratory where we make holograms which can be used for lots of different things including as gas detectors, security holograms on passports, and even in solar power! The Schools Barnaderg Central … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment