After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short blog to be sent to all the students in who took part in the zone. It’s a great way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two weeks and thank all the students for voting for them.
Let’s take a look at what the November Winners had to say…
I really enjoyed taking part in I’m a Scientist and am sad that it’s over, from the endless string of ‘ask’ questions which no matter how many I answered never seemed to get any shorter (apologies if I never got around to them all), to the hectic but brilliant live chats where we defiantly all had a good laugh and fun. I really did enjoy telling tales of some of the things we get up to as scientists and giving you guys an insight into what being a scientist is like.
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?”
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.
Thank you all so much for your fantastic questions and for getting me thinking about some things that I never get to on a daily basis, like how I feel about magnesium or what inspired me to become a scientist in the first place. There were some really fantastic thought provoking questions and the chats were a lot of fun, I enjoyed trying to keep up with so many of you at once! Thank you all so much for getting me thinking and making the experience so enjoyable.
I didn’t know what to expect before I started this and it was such an amazing experience. The questions were incredibly insightful and really may me think about not only my views on science, but why I work in science and made me appreciate how engaging the work I do everyday can be.
The experience really opened my eyes to how enjoyable public engagement can be and I will be becoming more involved in the future.
The last 2 weeks have been really fascinating – the questions from you all were excellent, and I hope you’ve all learned something (not just from me, but from all of the scientists who answered your questions). I want to thank all of the students (and of course, the teachers) for reminding me why I loved physics – making sure I was able to answer some of the questions that you all asked led me back to some of the interesting puzzles that got me interested in physics in the first place (for example, why is time travel not possible? Or what exactly causes a rainbow?).
Are you up for the challenge? Want new inspiration for your research… Or just want to chat about the possibilities of time travel…
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here runs every year in Ireland in November. It only takes 2 minutes and one sentence to apply!