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 Sebastian to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Hi students and fellow scientists, First of all I want to thank you all for the great time we had! It was lots of fun. I loved the questions and I was amazed how insightful and thought-through some questions were. I particularly loved this question: “Is immortality possible?” I had fun answering all the questions (well, most of them, some I had no time to answer or the other scientists had answered them perfectly already). This event made me rethink my interactions with the wider community and I certainly want to try to engage with the public much more now. It was such a great experience. I will set up … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Mutation Zone winner: Sebastian Gornik Hard luck to Sinead Loughran 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.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Emma Roycroft This leaves just “Curious, Enthusiastic, Energetic” Sinead Loughran and “curious, inquisitive, inventive” Sebastian Gornik to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Thomas McLoughin 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.
The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Monica Flaherty 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!
Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… The Scientists Thomas McLoughlin | Environmental Protection Agency I am responsible for regulating Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) in Ireland. Sinead Loughran | Lecturer, Dundalk Institute of Technology I love my job teaching science at DkIT and solving questions about cancer as a cancer researcher. Sebastian Gornik | Postdoctoral, NUI Galway I want to find out how and why simple animals, for example jellyfish, can heal and regrow their bodies much better than humans after getting injured. Monica Flaherty | Tallaght Hospital I am a medical scientist working in a Microbiology Laboratory in a large teaching Hospital, and I investigate what bacteria or viruses are causing infections in the patients. Emma Roycroft | PhD Student, Trinity College, Dublin Trying to figure out why tuberculosis becomes resistant to the drugs used to treat it, by studying its DNA. The Schools Coláiste Bhaile Chláir, Galway Coláiste Lorcain, Kildare Community College Dunshaughlin, Meath Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche, Mayo Loreto … Continue reading