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Thank you from your winner, Shane

Well guys, I made it! it’s been emotional to say the least! From that first panicked chat session, where it seemed impossible to keep up with all your enthusiastic questions, to the final offline questions I answered right up to 3 pm on the final day. I’d like to offer a huge “well-done” to all the students that took part in the competition in general and in the Helium Zone specifically. Some of the questions we received in chat sessions and as offline questions were truly remarkable. From the very deep “why do we grow” to the remarkably specific “If the poor farmers got more money would they care more about the gorillas in the national park”. I know for sure that all of the questions really got us scientists thinking. Not only this, but it got us to think in a new way. It forced us to think about … Continue reading

Posted on December 4, 2013 by ModJosh in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Double counted… Congratulations to the Helium Zone winner Shane McGuinness Hard luck to Karen McCarthy but a massive thank you to all of you who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. 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 €25 ITunes voucher. And remember, you can still comment on posts and continue the conversations with the scientists.

Posted on November 22, 2013 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Just two remain…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… Angela Stevenson We hope you’ve had fun. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in any live chats tomorrow. Angela has answered some fantastic questions, and we’ve picked out our favourites, if you want to find out more, remember you can still comment on the questions. Who invented science? How does helium make your voice squeaky? You need to keep voting, to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to tomorrows epic final battle – VOTE Students, we hope that taking part in I’m a Scientist has been fun and interesting. But has it changed your view of science and scientists? We’d like you to tell us what you think about science. When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with 4 questions on the … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2013 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

You’ve chosen to evict…

We’ve counted the votes and can now reveal that you have decided to evict… Gabriele De Chiara We hope you’ve had fun. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in live chats. Gabriele has answered some fantastic questions, and we’ve picked out our favourites, if you want to find out more, remember you can still comment on the questions. Question: When will teleportion be useable by all people? Question: why do we need the periodic table ? In just 24 hours time the remaining 2 Helium Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. VOTE NOW! 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 €25 … Continue reading

Posted on November 20, 2013 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – 1st scientist out is…

It’s been a fantastic event so far with the scientists answering hundreds of questions between them. But there can be only one zone winner. Today 5 become 4 as the first scientist leaves the competition. The first scientist to be evicted is… Maria McNamara Thank you for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. And remember, even though you’ve been evicted, you can still take part in live chats. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. So students, make sure you VOTE! Who will win? YOU decide!

Posted on November 19, 2013 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment