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Thank you from your winner – James!

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 £20 voucher! We asked James to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… I’d like to say a big thank you to all on behalf of my fellow scientists and I. We all had so much fun chatting with everyone through ‘I’m a Scientist’ – students, teachers, moderators, and the other scientists. Your questions were brilliant and insightful and considered – we really had to think creatively to give our best answers. You certainly kept us on our toes. Those of you who asked questions did so with a great deal of excitement, enthusiasm, and inquisitiveness – and helped us to tackle topics ranging from why we dream to how much alcohol the brain can handle, and from how language can influence … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Decision Zone winner: James Gudgeon Hard luck to Andrew Jones 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 new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on March 17, 2017 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… Wilhelmiina Toivo This leaves just “Tall. Friendly. Not-too-serious.” James Gudgeon and “Quiet, Happy, Tired (at the moment)” Andrew Jones to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Mary Spiller 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 new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Diana Kornbrot 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! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Scientists Wilhelmiina Toivo | PhD Student, University of Glasgow I want to find out why it is easier to swear and talk about awkward topics in your second language. Mary Spiller | Lecturer, University of East London I am a psychologist and I study how the brain uses information from our senses to make sense of the world. Diana Kornbrot | Professor, University of Hertfordshire I study how people way up evidence to make important decisions that may affect their lives or the lives of others. Andrew Jones | Lecturer, University of Liverpool I examine the behaviour of drunk people, and why people get drunk in the first place. James Gudgeon | Strategist & Consumer Psychologist, DECIDE I figure out what makes people chose things. Where they choose, when they choose, but also how we can make people chose different things. The Schools Alford Academy, Aberdeenshire Cambourne Village College, Cambridgeshire Dame Alice Owen’s School, Hertfordshire Fakenham Academy, Norfolk Horbury … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment