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The Food Zone student winner is…

Daisy, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. Daisy from All Saints Catholic College was nominated by scientists for “asking so many amazing and random questions in a quick fire way.” They loved being kept on their toes! As the student winner, Daisy will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Daisy, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on July 13, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Ali!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! Wow! I still can’t believe I won this! It’s been an amazing (if hectic) two weeks. I have never typed so fast as I did in the chats, and some of the questions you asked were nothing short of brilliant. I think I’ve answered everything from is it ok to eat humans (unanimous agreement from the Food Zone scientists is NO!), to what’s my favourite dinosaur (stegosaurs – I like the plates). Some questions I’ve had to really think about, and others I even had to go and look up myself (it’s been a LONG TIME since I last thought about how light travelled!). Thank you to everyone who voted for me and any of the other scientists in the Food Zone, as well as … Continue reading

Posted on June 26, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Ali Hill Congratulations! The students chose Ali as the Food Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on June 22, 2018 by ModShane in News | 6 Comments

Join the final live chat today from 12 – 3pm

Log in between 12 and 3pm today for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Food Zone!   The open live chat is a chance for you to ask your final questions, and for the scientists still in the running to win your VOTEs! To take part, just log in and head to the CHAT page from 12pm. At 3pm, we’ll announce the winner live in the chat! How to join the open live chat Log in to the Food Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you this afternoon! ModAmy and the Food Zone team

Posted on June 22, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The third scientist evicted is…

Simran Chopra The votes were counted and recounted, and the result is in – sorry Simran, it’s game over for you! Which means our three finalists are Mark, Jenny and Ali. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the £500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Mark would: make a card game about bacteria Jenny would: create games about sustainable fishing Ali would: invite students to visit my workplace to learn what foods make you better at sports Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on June 21, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Stephen MacKenzie Sorry Stephen, you’re out of the running for the prize! Stephen can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500. Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you! VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on June 20, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with the scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Food Zone!   Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm! Why not show your friends and family you’re talking with real scientists? You can even ask them to pose their own question about sustainable fishing, food poisoning, the future of our diets and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Food Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions! See you tonight! ModAmy and the Food Zone team

Posted on June 20, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

Paul Newell Price The students have spoken. Paul will still be able to answer questions and take part in live chats, but can’t win that prize money of £500. There will be a new scientist being evicted each day this week, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

Posted on June 19, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Food Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! Between the 11th and 22nd June, students at 11 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Food Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Food Zone is supported by Wellcome. Stephen MacKenzie | Newcastle University I calculate the environmental impact of producing our food Simran Chopra | Northumbria University What we might eat or where would our food come from in the future? I am trying to answer these questions through imagining, discussing and making with people. Paul Newell Price | ADAS I help make sure our land is in a fit state to grow more food and to filter rainwater for healthy streams, rivers, lakes and drinking water. Mark Kirkwood | Quadram Institute Biosciences I’m working out why some nasty food poisoning bugs prefer pigs to … Continue reading

Posted on June 5, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment