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A thank you from your winner, Marcello 🏆🎉

Dear Students, Thanks for your votes and, more importantly, thanks for your wonderful and curious questions. This is not the first time that I’ve participated in I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, but I’m happy to say that this year, I had even more fun than before! I would like, one day, to replicate this format in Italy, where an event like this would be appreciated for sure. I really hope that in the last month I have been able to give you not only answers, but also a nice experience to be remembered. As for us scientists, we tried to show you how science can influence the society we live in, and how we contribute to improving it. I am a former maths and science teacher so I understand that even if this experience hasn’t inspired you to follow a career in science, technology, engineering, or maths, … Continue reading

Posted on December 3, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The Winner of the Red Zone is Marcello 🦠

Thanks to all the students, scientists and teachers that have taken part in the Red Zone! It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being a scientist. There have been some excellent questions asked by students. Here are a couple of my favourites: Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite scientist. That scientist will win a £500 prize to spend on more science engagement. We are pleased to announce that the winner is… ⭐️Marcello Valente⭐️ Marcello is a bio-technician developing a sensor to detect dangerous mutations in living organisms 🦠 🎊 Congratulations! 🥳 🏆🥇 Though the Zone has come to an end, you can view it at any time, to look back at the scientists’ profiles, and see the answers they gave. We hope you’ll carry on being curious – and keep … Continue reading

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The final Scientists of the week are Lara and Alan 🚗💾

The final Weekly Winners in the Red Zone are… Lara Codeca and Alan McGibney 🥇 Lara is simulating cities to improve traffic jams and travel routes🚗 Alan uses his research into technology to make cool new gadgets💾 The overall winner will be announced later today! The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Red Zone wins a £500 prize for more science outreach activities.

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Final day of the Red Zone! Open Chat today – 12pm to 3pm

Today is the final day of the Red Zone! To celebrate, we have a Chat open from 12pm to 3pm 🎉 It’s open to all. Drop in anytime! Just log in and head to the Chat page. Students, it’s your final opportunity to ask questions. Scientists, it’s your last chance to win Votes! Voting closes 2pm. At 2.30pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the Chat! Don’t miss out! 🏆 🥇 See you this afternoon! ModAlex and the Red Zone team How to join the open live chat Log in to the Red Zone as normal Click the Chat icon Start asking your questions!

Posted on November 27, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Join the final evening live chat in the Red Zone, 7 to 8pm.

Evening Chat tonight – 7pm to 8pm  Students: continue asking your brilliant questions in the final special after-school live Chat. Just log in and head to the Chat page from 7pm! The scientists signed up for the Chat tonight include: Liudmila Khokhlova who uses technology to help people with knee injuries to recover faster ⌚️ Malgorzata Dabrowska who is a neuroscientist who studies how Multiple Sclerosis starts to develop 🧠 Changhong Jin who focuses on animal health, researching ways to detect mastitis in dairy cows 🐄 Marcello Valente who is a bio-technician developing a sensor to detect dangerous mutations in living organisms 🦠 Invite your friends and family to join in! They can meet the scientists, ask questions, and chat through your account. 💬 ⭐️ Plus: Open live Chat – Friday 12pm to 3pm ⭐️ As Friday is the last day of the Red Zone, there will be a special live … Continue reading

Posted on November 26, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The third scientist of the week is Danny 💎

The third weekly winner in the Red Zone is… Danny Hnatyshin🥇 Danny uses rocks and crystals to help figure out how long ago the dinosaurs lived 💎 Who do you think should win? Look through all the scientists’ profiles, use Ask to send them your questions, and Vote, for your favourite person to be next week’s winner! You get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Red Zone wins a £500 prize for more science outreach activities. So choose wisely!

Posted on November 20, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Join the third evening live chat in the Red Zone, 7-8pm.

Continue asking your brilliant questions in the third special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! The scientists signed up for the chat tonight include: Changhong Jin who focuses on animal health, researching ways to detect mastitis in dairy cows 🐄 Greta Monacelli who uses numbers to scientifically describe human behaviour in a faster and more precise way 📇 Bhaskar Dhariyal who is a computer scientist who uses data from phones to analyse physical activities such as running 🤸‍♂️ Marcello Valente who is a bio-technician developing a sensor to detect dangerous mutations in living organisms 🦠 Ayesha Sharif who is a Physics researcher working to fuse very small sized particles (nanoparticles) to make them more conductive. ⚡️ Why not introduce your friends and family to the Scientists? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the scientists’ work and interests, or … Continue reading

Posted on November 19, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

🏆 The second Scientist of the week is Malgorzata 🧠

The second Weekly Winner in the Red Zone is… Malgorzata Dabrowska🥇 Malgorzata is a neuroscientist, working on the brain and everything connected to neurons. She’s currently researching how Multiple Sclerosis starts🧠 Who do you think should win? Look through all the scientists’ profiles, use Ask to send them your questions, and Vote, for your favourite person to be next weeks winner! You get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Red Zone wins a £500 prize for more science outreach activities. So choose wisely!

Posted on November 13, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment

What’s been happening in the Red Zone? 🔬

The Red Zone, funded by SFI, is running until the 27 November. There have already been 28 chats, and 498 questions in Ask from students to 36 scientists. Here’s what’s been happening so far… In Ask, students have been asking questions about subjects as diverse as how the brain and the effects of COVID-19 on the scientists work.   In live chats, students have been asking a wide range of questions, from how the scientists work applies in the wider world and the types of data they use!     Want to get involved? Follow the links below Students – read about the scientists in the zone and send them a question from their profile Teachers – book more live chats for your students in the Red Zone Scientists – head to your dashboard to see the live chats you can join, and answer questions from students

Posted on November 13, 2020 by modtom in News | Leave a comment

👩🏻‍💻 Join the second evening live chat in the Red Zone, 7-8pm.

Continue asking your brilliant questions in the second special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! The scientists signed up for the chat tonight include: Marcello Valente who is a bio-technician developing a sensor to detect dangerous mutations in living organisms 🦠 Alessandro Casa who is listening to the stories told by numbers in big datasets 📊 Lara Codeca who is simulating cities to improve traffic jams and travel routes 🚗 Why not introduce your friends and family to the Scientists? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the scientists’ work and interests, or about science and engineering… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Red Zone as usual Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModAlex and the Red Zone team

Posted on November 12, 2020 by modalex in News | Leave a comment