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I'm a Scientist LogoSelection of IAS PostcardsWe’ve put together some useful info about the event, feel free to use it in emails and newsletters, we’ve supplied both short and long versions for scientists and teachers, as well as a couple of images. If you need anything else contact Josh at josh@gallomanor.com or give us a ring on +44 (0) 1225 326892, we’re also on Twitter @imascientist.

For Scientists (the long version)

Like X Factor for scientists!

I’m a Scientist is an X Factor style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. You put up a profile on our website, answer questions and have live online (text) chats with school science students. Students vote and the winning scientist gets €500 to spend on science communication.

IAS is by far the best public engagement activity I have been involved in. The set up allows everyone to have their chance to ask questions, whether they are the loudest person in the class, or the quiet curious student” – Scientist

Everything happens on the web, so you can join in without leaving your desk. The event runs over 2 weeks in November. There will be around an hour of live text chats each day and an hour answering questions.

It’s a unique, fun way of developing communication skills, gaining a fresh perspective on your research, and finding out what young people think about science and the role of scientists.

Apply at: imascientist.ie/scientist-apply

When you apply you’ll be asked to fill in a 1 sentence summary of your work – make this interesting and understandable to 13/14 year olds, as a panel of students will then select the researchers to take part.

To find out more visit: imascientist.ie/scientists or email Antony at antony@gallomanor.com or give us a ring on +44 (0) 1225 326892.

For Scientists (the short version)

Like X Factor for scientists!

Apply now for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! – a 2 week long online competition for scientists, where students are the judges. You put up a profile on the website, answer questions and have live online (text) chats with school science students. Students vote and the winning scientist gets €500 to spend on science communication.

It runs in November. More info at imascientist.ie/scientists or contact antony@gallomanor.com

Apply at: imascientist.ie/scientist-apply

For Teachers (the long version)

Free science enrichment project: like X Factor for scientists!

I’m a Scientist is a free online X Factor style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. Your students read the scientists’ profiles, ask them questions and have live online (text) chats with them. Students vote for their favourite scientist to win €500 to spend on science communication.

I’d ask a question, and they’d give me an answer, and then I’d have loads more questions, and then more” – Student

Students become more enthused about science, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and see that scientists are normal people.

It runs in November and is completely free for schools. It’s open to all secondary and upper primary school students. All teachers are sent a Teacher Pack with lesson plans to help introduce students to the event and reduce the lesson planning required.

Register at: imascientist.ie/teachers

To find out more visit: imascientist.ie/teachers or Josh at josh@gallomanor.com or give us a ring on +44 (0) 1225 326892.

For Teachers (the short version)

Free science enrichment project: like X Factor for scientists

Register now for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! Your students talk online with scientists over a 2 week period and vote for their winner. Students become more enthused about science, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and see that scientists are normal people.

It runs in November and is completely free for schools. More info at imascientist.ie/teachers or contact josh@gallomanor.com

Register at: imascientist.ie/teachers