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The Final Scientist of the Week is…

Today marks the last day of the Green Zone and the final time to announce the ‘Scientist of the Week’. This week’s winner is Louise McGrath, a PhD student at the Tyndall National Institute. Congratulations Louise! Thanks to all the students, scientists and teachers for taking part over the last 5 weeks. Next week we will be announcing the Student Winner of the Green Zone! Scientists – if there is anyone you would like to nominate, please email us over the weekend.  

Posted on May 29, 2020 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

What’s happened in the Green Zone?

Over the last 5 weeks, scientists and students across Ireland have been engaging online in I’m a Scientist, Stay at home.  During school closures, 191 students across Ireland have logged in from home to chat with 66 scientists. Students sent 127 Ask questions and had (almost) uncountable levels of conversation in 35 live chats. Together in the Green Zone, they’ve talked about a huge variety of topics, such as: the possible existence of Planet X why caterpillars are able to eat so much how black holes suck things in how life began how experiments can go wrong science ebook recommendations the role of scientists in the current coronavirus pandemic. See all the scientists who took part.  A huge THANK YOU to the funder of the Green Zone, Science Foundation Ireland, and all the students, teachers and scientists who have taken part over the last few weeks. It couldn’t have happened … Continue reading

Posted on May 29, 2020 by modemily in News | Leave a comment

The Green Zone Scientist of the Week!

We’re delighted to announce that Mark Kennedy has been crowned ‘Scientist of the Week’. Marks works as an Astrophysicist at Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics (JBCA) within the University of Manchester. Who do you want to win next week? VOTE!

Posted on May 15, 2020 by modemily in News | 2 Comments

The Green Zone Scientist of the Week

We’re delighted to announce that Katie Benson has been crowned ‘Scientist of the Week’. Katie works as a genetics researcher at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin Who do you want to win? VOTE!

Posted on May 8, 2020 by in News | 1 Comment

The Green Zone Scientist of the Week

We’re delighted to announce that Jean O’Dwyer has been crowned the ‘Scientist of the Week’. Jean works as a Lecturer in Environmental Science at University College Cork. Who do you want to win next week? VOTE!

Posted on May 1, 2020 by in News | 1 Comment

Book your I’m a Scientist, Stay at home Live Chat!

Chat bookings are LIVE for I’m a Scientist, Stay at home for the coming weeks! Book your live chat here: imascientist.ie/live-chat I’m a Scientist, Stay at home is designed to give you and your students a chance to reconnect safely with each other and science as a whole. You can watch an example live chat here to see what it’s like. Through a series of live chats and submitting their questions to ‘ASK’. Students can decide which scientist gets their vote to be crowned ‘Scientist of the Week’.  Live chats have been busy with tonnes of questions for our scientists. Students have been discovering everything from how a scientist started in their job to qualifications they’ve taken and what they had for breakfast. Students may even discover a future job they didn’t know existed! From scientists’ favourite animal to robots and fish we have over 50 scientists in this zone … Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2020 by in News | 2 Comments