What Emma Hanley did with her prize money…

Emma was voted the winner of the Energy Zone in November 2017. Here she writes about using her prize money to help produce the social media based competition and public engagement project Ireland’s Next Top Biofuel. If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, apply for the next I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: imascientist.ie/scientist-apply. I won I’m a Scientist in November 2017, and used the prize money to support a colleague to pursue a Science Communication Project. The money was used to help Aoife Long produce Ireland’s Next Top Biofuel, to be shared on social media throughout Engineers Week 2018. The series showcased the work of the Biofuels and Bioenergy research group in UCC, and also the researchers conducting the work. The format was based on successful and popular TV shows such as America’s Next Top Model, the X-Factor and Dancing … Continue reading

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What Ciara O’Donovan did with her prize money…

Ciara was voted the winner of the Food Zone in November 2017. Here she writes about using her prize money to engage school students in an experiment demonstrating the spread of bacteria. If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, apply for the next I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: imascientist.ie/scientist-apply. Within APC Microbiome Ireland we get the opportunity to visit schools to talk to them about the work we do and complete a couple of fun experiments. With this in mind I used the money to buy some equipment to run experiments when heading out to school visits. The theme of the newest school talk was the immune system and so I wanted to find something that would tie in to this. I decided to purchase a kit which demonstrates the spread of bacteria or viruses from our hands. This kit … Continue reading

Posted on January 23, 2019 by modjen in Winner Reports | Leave a comment

“I have spoken to the scientists of the next generation” – November 2018 winners’ blog posts

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two weeks, thank all the students for voting for them, and talk about how they plan to use their €500 prize money.

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What Stephen Davitt did with his prize money…

Stephen was voted the winner of the Light Zone in November 2016. Here he writes about using his £500 prize money on spectroscopy workshops.

If you’d like the chance to win funding for your own public engagement work, apply for the next I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: imascientist.ie/scientist-apply

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Posted on August 22, 2018 by modem in 2016, Winner Reports | Leave a comment

What Aoife Lucid did with her prize money…

Aoife was voted the winner of the New Materials Zone in November 2016. Here she writes about using her £500 prize money to purchase a renewable energy demonstration kit and a renewable energy monitor for demonstrations and events.

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Posted on May 4, 2018 by modem in 2016, Winner Reports | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer – 2017 Report

In 2017 we ran seven zones. Three I’m an Engineer zones in February–March (Energy, Health, and Space), and four I’m a Scientist zones in November (Diagnosis, Energy, Food, and Fluorine).

Our key findings were:

  • We have improved on engagement rates in IAS since previous years.
  • We have been successful in using online engagement to reach students who are normally under-served by the sector.
  • Taking part improves attitudes of scientists and engineers to public engagement.
  • Taking part leaves most students feeling more positive about working in a STEM career.

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Posted on February 14, 2018 by ModJosh in Evaluation | Leave a comment

‘I’ve been able to look at my research in a new light’ – November 2017 Winners blog posts

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short post to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two weeks, thank all the students for voting for them, and talk about how they plan to use their €500 prize money.

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Posted on November 24, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

What Mark Kennedy did with his prize money…

Mark was voted the winner of Oxygen Zone in November 2016. Here he tells us how he made use of his €500 to support his outreach activities.

If you’d like the chance to win funding to develop your own public engagement ideas, apply for the next I’m a Scientist Ireland at imascientist.ie/scientist-apply

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Posted on June 8, 2017 by modantony in 2016, Winner Reports | Leave a comment

What Eileen Diskin did with her prize money…

Eileen was voted the winner of the Hydrogen Zone in 2012. Here she reports back on the science engagement competition she set up using her €500 prize money.

If you’d like the chance to get funding to develop your own outreach ideas, apply for the next I’m a Scientist competition at imascientist.ie/scientist-apply

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Posted on February 22, 2017 by modantony in 2012, Winner Reports | Leave a comment