Thank you from your winner – Mark!

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 Mark to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Hi there, I’ll be quite honest with you, I’m still in shock from having won I’m a Scientist, and I can’t wait to get started properly on developing the podcast in my University. I have a production meeting tonight with my co-conspirators, where we’ll be deciding on a website name, hosting services and figuring out what additional equipment we’ll need. I can’t wait to share what we make with you. I initially entered IAS 3 years ago when I got an email sent around our department, and I signed up not ever expecting to be actually taking part. And now that the competition is over, I wish I could go back … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2016 by in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Oxygen Zone winner: Mark Kennedy Hard luck to Gavin Coleman 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 | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Roisin Jones This leaves just “Focused, Funny, Fascinated” Mark Kennedy and “Curious, excitable, interested” Gavin Coleman 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 | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Michel Destrade 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… Karen Foley 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 Oxygen Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… The Scientists Roisin Jones | PhD Student, University College Cork I make tiny amounts of drugs that are illegal (I have a license, I swear: I’m no Walter White!) to figure out how criminals are making them, so I can tell the police how to track people ordering suspicious supplies! Michel Destrade | Professor, NUI Galway I work on the mechanical properties of the human skin: How hard/soft is it, How should it be cut to avoid ugly scars, How much force does it take to pierce it? Mark Kennedy | PhD Student, University College Cork I work on seeing what happens when some of the most energetic and destructive objects in the Universe (black holes and neutron stars) come close to stars like our own sun. Karen Foley | Coombe Women and Infants University Hospital I work in haematology which means I test your blood when you get … Continue reading

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