Thanks from your winner, Daren

Wow, what a great couple of weeks, I hope you all enjoyed it and learnt as much as I did! Your questions were brilliant and your votes were really appreciated; thank you so much. I am very proud to be selected as I was up against some fantastic scientists and because we were representing the magnificent Diamond Light source. I was genuinely surprised to be selected so I now need to think more about the finer details of my plans with what to do with the prize money. The whole event was an eye opener and I was hooked from the first live chat with South Molton Community College. I wanted to answer every question possible. I hope you learnt a lot from our answers; not just about science but about what being a scientist is like, what drives us and why we love doing what we do. It was … Continue reading

Posted on July 4, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Diamond Zone winner: Daren Fearon Hard luck to Jenny 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 £20 WH Smith voucher.

Posted on June 27, 2014 by ModShane 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… Phillip Manning This leaves just “Sun-sneezer, Volunteer-aholic, super-organiser” Jenny and “Introverted, logical, indecisive” Daren to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE NOW! We’re also opening your live chat tomorrow between 12pm – 3pm. Drop in to chat more to the scientists or say hello before the end of the event!

Posted on June 26, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Lynne Thomas The two 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 £20 WH Smith voucher. We hope you’ll spend it all on books and essential school equipment, but we understand how difficult it will be to pass the pick’n’mix section..

Posted on June 25, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Simon Redfern 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 £20 WH Smith voucher for asking great questions (questions that aren’t about One Direction). 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 June 24, 2014 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Evictions Week is Coming!

We’re half way through the June round of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here, and it’s time to shake things up a little… Let’s get some scientists out of here! Starting on Tuesday, we’ll evict one scientist every day until just two remain on Friday to battle it out for the title of Diamond Zone Winner! Here’s how the evictions work… Students, you vote for your favourite scientist! You get one vote for each round of the competition. Round 1 Now until 3pm on Tuesday 24th June. The first scientist will be evicted at 3pm on Tuesday! Round 2

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment

What deserves a £10,000,000 prize?

Fresh water or Food? What’s more important? Paralysis or Dementia? Who needs more help? Zero carbon flight or quick antibiotic diagnosis? Which will be more beneficial? Six causes are competing for a £10,000,000 prize, and you get to question their champions! Students, click here to ask your questions! Which issue is most important? The Longitude Prize is a challenge with a £10,000,000 prize to help fund one of the biggest scientific issues facing us today. Until Wednesday June 25th you can quiz our champions to help decide which Longitude Prize challenge to vote for, before the winning challenge is announced on the BBC’s One Show. Your family and friends can also join in the debate by logging in through their social media accounts at Thanks to NESTA, the innovators of the Longitude Prize, for their support.

Posted on June 20, 2014 by Moderator - Josh in News | Leave a comment