‘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.

Here’s what November’s winners had to say…


Shannon Fullbrook, National University of Ireland Galway, Diagnosis Zone

I knew I would enjoy the experience but what I didn’t expect was to come out of this experience with a renewed love for my own research and science in general. From chatting to you all in the live chats and answering your questions, I’ve been able to look at my research in a new light which has me super excited to get back into the lab and make some new discoveries.


Emma Hanley, University College Cork, Energy Zone

I really enjoyed the two weeks chatting to the different schools and answering really good questions with the other Energy Zone scientists. The questions were diverse and difficult to answer. Some of them made me really question myself as to the reason I became a scientist and what first sparked my interest in science.


Ciara O’Donovan, APC Microbiome Institute and Teagasc, Food Zone

To the students, please keep thinking in the way that ye do. Ye have helped me think in a different way these last two weeks which has given me a new excitement going forward to question everything a little more in the way that I once did as a child. If you are at all interested in science just keep following your passion and find which area really appeals to you.


Sarah Guerin, University of Limerick, Fluorine Zone

I had such a fun two weeks taking part in the event, and that was down to all of the students – as well as Chris, Joanne, Kathryn and Kieran. Thank you to all of the students for asking such enthusiastic questions – I learnt so much science myself through answering them! It really reminded me why I love science and why I am a scientist. I also still haven’t decided if I’d prefer to meet Taylor Swift or travel back in time and meet Einstein!


If you’re up for the challenge, want to answer some downright weird questions, even learn things from students…

Apply to take part ❯

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here runs every November. It only takes 2 minutes and one sentence to apply!

Posted on November 24, 2017 by modmichaela in News. Comments Off on ‘I’ve been able to look at my research in a new light’ – November 2017 Winners blog posts