Students talk with scientists

ASK CHAT VOTE I'm a Scientist science education activity

A free online program where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an American Idol-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges.

Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the scientists anything they want, and VOTE for their favorite scientist to receive $500 to communicate their work with the public.

Our most recent event was a Genomics zone!

genomics zone logo hli-logo-share           Genentech Logo

Supported by Human Longevity, Inc. and Genentech.

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What is I’m a Scientist?

Hear what students, teachers and scientists who have taken part in I’m a Scientist USA think about it. Laura Heintz, a teacher from Wisconsin, has also made a great video showing her students’ experiences, take a look here.

Pick a Zone

The most recent event took place between April 25 and May 6. We’re ran two Zones. A soil science zone and a general science zone. Click on the icons below to go to the zones.

Soil Zone logo         Helium Zone logo


AAAS 2016 – Our first Zone for scientists and budding science communicators.

The AAAS Zone accompanied our workshop at the AAAS annual conference on Saturday 13th February 2016. Visit the Zone to learn the secrets of science communication success from previous winners of I’m a Scientist.

AAAS 2016Click this link to visit the AAAS 2016 Zone!




The first ever I’m a Scientist USA took place 11th – 22nd May 2015.

I'm a Scientist USA Hydrogen Zone 2015You can visit the Hydrogen Zone by clicking this link or the Hydrogen Zone logo!