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The greatest human beings that have ever lived in the history of the universe.

After week one of the Genomics zone we’re approaching the eliminations and starting to wonder which of our inspiring scientists are going to miss out on the prize and the kudos of winning I’m a Scientist USA. It’s been a … Continue reading

Posted on March 13, 2017 by modtristan in News | Leave a comment

Meet the Genomicists……

I’m a Scientist USA 2017 starts off with a Genomics Zone on March 6th. For two weeks, scientists from across the USA will be answering students’ questions and taking part in live chats, while they compete for the prize of $500 to … Continue reading

Posted on February 26, 2017 by modtristan in News | Leave a comment

From How is the Earth made? to What makes you a good scientist? – Highlights as we begin the eliminations.

The second week of the event is underway in the Helium and Soil Zones and today we have our first eliminations. Despite the likely trepidation the scientists are feeling, they all seem to be loving the event, answering a huge … Continue reading

Posted on May 3, 2016 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on From How is the Earth made? to What makes you a good scientist? – Highlights as we begin the eliminations.

Meet the Scientists…

I’m a Scientist USA 2016 kicks off on April 25th with the Helium Zone and the Soil Zone. For two weeks, ten scientists will be answering students’ questions and taking part in live chats, while they compete for the prize … Continue reading

Posted on April 13, 2016 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Meet the Scientists…

What Jeff Shi did with his prize money

Jeff was voted the winner of the Hydrogen Zone in 2015.  We asked him to tell us what he’s been up to over the last year with his $500 and here is what he said…   I used funds from I’m A … Continue reading

Posted on April 3, 2016 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on What Jeff Shi did with his prize money

I’m a Scientist 2016 dates

I’m a Scientist USA will run for two weeks during April and May from Monday 25th April to Friday 6th May . Apply now to take part! If you have already applied we will be contacting you to confirm your participation in … Continue reading

Posted on March 10, 2016 by modtristan in News | Leave a comment

Building Your Communication Skills with Winners of the “I’m a Scientist” Competition

I don’t think there’s a better indication of how people reacted to hearing about I’m A Scientist at the AAAS conference than this comment by user @redekerd during the live chat.           This year’s AAAS annual … Continue reading

Posted on February 18, 2016 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Building Your Communication Skills with Winners of the “I’m a Scientist” Competition

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

We will be running a Zone to accompany our workshop at the AAAS annual conference in Washington D.C. on Saturday 13th February 2016. Come along to our workshop or follow online! The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) … Continue reading

Posted on January 17, 2016 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on AAAS 2016 – Our first Zone for scientists and budding science communicators.

Dinosaur Bones and Women in STEM

On October 4th the American Association of University Women (AAUW) held a conference titled FROM MUD PIES TO DINOSAUR BONES: Encouraging Girls’ Interest in STEM.  It was an original title and it caught my attention on Twitter so I got … Continue reading

Posted on October 30, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Dinosaur Bones and Women in STEM

How good was the first I’m a Scientist USA? – The evaluation

It might seem like it was just last week but we’ve had a great summer and now everyone is back to school. There’s been amazing discoveries by our scientists and we hope you’ve all been enthralled by the Homo Naledi … Continue reading

Posted on September 25, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on How good was the first I’m a Scientist USA? – The evaluation

May 2015 Student Winner

After every event we ask the scientists and moderators to select a student from each zone who stood out for them; the student they thought asked the best questions, or engaged most in the live chats. Well done to the … Continue reading

Posted on June 11, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on May 2015 Student Winner

I’m a Scientist USA and Science Cabaret attend IPSEC

I’m a Scientist USA (me) and Science Cabaret (Kitty and Mark) attended the first independent International Public Science Events Conference (IPSEC) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Held from June 1-2 at MIT’s Media lab. The event started with a hilarious night of comedy down at … Continue reading

Posted on June 3, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist USA and Science Cabaret attend IPSEC

I’m a Scientist USA Live

Not only did we run our first ever I’m a Scientist USA Zone – Hydrogen – during May but we also put on our first I’m a Scientist USA live event. On 19 May at Lot 10 in Ithaca, I’m … Continue reading

Posted on June 1, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist USA Live

Spiders and handwritten letters – highlights from the first week of I’m a Scientist USA

Well it’s the end of week one, how is everyone doing? The scientists seem to be loving it, despite the huge number of questions they are receiving through ASK, over 250 questions so far, and in the 11 live chats … Continue reading

Posted on May 17, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Spiders and handwritten letters – highlights from the first week of I’m a Scientist USA

Meet the Scientists

The very first I’m a Scientist USA event kicks off on May 11th with the Hydrogen Zone. For two weeks, five scientists will be answering students’ questions and taking part in live chats, while they compete for the prize of … Continue reading

Posted on April 24, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Meet the Scientists

Deadline extended for Scientists – April 17th

Great News! We have extended the deadline for scientists to apply for our I’m a Scientist USA May event. Applications will be open until 5pm EDT Friday 17th April. Apply here  

Posted on April 13, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on Deadline extended for Scientists – April 17th

May 2015 Zone – Hydrogen

I’m a Scientist USA will run for two weeks during May from Monday 11th to Friday 22nd  . Our first Zone will be named after the first element in the periodic table – Hydrogen! The Hydrogen Zone The Hydrogen Zone … Continue reading

Posted on April 12, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on May 2015 Zone – Hydrogen

What is I’m a Scientist like in school?

Laura Heintz, teacher at Weston School in Wisconsin, posted this great video of her students taking part in I’m a Scientist. Take a look… In the video, the students gather around laptops to discuss the scientists and their research, planning … Continue reading

Posted on March 31, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on What is I’m a Scientist like in school?

I’m a Scientist USA launch

I’m a Scientist USA starts on Monday May 11th. Schools across America and many US scientists have taken part in the UK event, but this is the first time an I’m a Scientist event is being run just for American … Continue reading

Posted on March 26, 2015 by modtristan in News | Comments Off on I’m a Scientist USA launch