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The Heart Zone student winners are…

James and Bruno, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top students — those who’ve made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. James and Bruno from Renhold VC Lower School were both nominated by scientists for asking great questions in a live chat. “They came across very interested in blood transfusion… I think they’re very inquisitive and are going to be great scientists when they’re older.” As the student winners, James and Bruno will each receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to James and Bruno, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, and we hope you enjoyed being part of the Heart 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 – Sam!

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! I am over the moon that the students chose me! I had such a great time interacting with them and the other scientists were so smart and interesting that this is very special to me. Many thanks to them and to the I’m a Scientist team who worked very hard to make this event as fun, enjoyable and lively as possible. Mission accomplished! I also want to thank the Schools of Bioengineering and Cardiovascular Sciences at King’s College London where I work. They have always been very supportive of STEM engagement and gave me the opportunity to change my approach of my work. While doing STEM engagement, I have always been stricken to realise how little I know about basic phenomena related to my field … Continue reading

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

The winner is…

Samuel Vennin Congratulations! The students chose Samuel as the Heart 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 | Leave a comment

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 Heart 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 Heart Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you this afternoon! ModAmy and the Heart Zone team

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

Who was evicted today?

It’s another draw! We can’t believe it! All six scientists are still in the running for the £500 prize. Every vote counts – it’s up to YOU to decide who gets the money. What would they spend it on? Samuel would: do science outreach at the music and art festival Greenman Pankaj would: develop a video to explain how the blood travels in the heart Lucy would: devise a comic book to explain how the science I do could change your eating and exercise habits Kate would: create an educational series of videos showing how the heart works in detail Jordan would: create a kit which can allow schools to experience a day in the life of a Blood Transfusion Emma would: create an electrical circuit to demonstrate how a pacemaker works on school visits Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!    

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

The first scientist to be evicted is…

It’s a draw! Again! All the scientists can keep answering questions and joining live chats to compete for your votes. Make sure you have your say on who will be evicted tomorrow – every vote counts! VOTE for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money.

Posted on June 20, 2018 by modmichaela 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 Heart 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 blood transfusions, ultrasounds, the structure of the heart and more… How to join the evening chat Log in to the Heart Zone as normal Click the CHAT icon Start asking your questions!   See you tonight! ModAmy and the Heart Zone team

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

The first scientist evicted is…

It’s a draw! All six scientists are still in the running for the £500 prize. The first scientist will be evicted tomorrow, so make sure to VOTE every day for your favourite and keep them in the competition.

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

Who’s taking part in the Heart Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is back! Between the 11th and 22nd June, students at 10 primary schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Heart Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Heart Zone is for Primary Schools and is supported by Wellcome. Samuel Vennin | King’s College London I use computer models to help understanding how the heart works and create new tools to help clinicians treating patients. Pankaj Garg | University of Sheffield I create 3D and 4D models of flow within the heart to better understand complex flow and thunderstorms in the heart. Lucy Green | University of Southampton’s Institute of Developmental Sciences I’m working out how to build better babies, because this sets up how well they do in the world they are born into and their health in later life. Kate Kuyt | … Continue reading

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