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I’m a Scientist – your winner is VICKY

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations VICKY, we look forward to hearing how you spend your £500 prize money. Hard luck to JOHN and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to fill in the event feedback survey to be in with a chance to win £20 WH Smith vouchers, here: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/847167/I-m-a-Scientist-March-2012-Tell-us-what-you-think

Posted on March 23, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let KEN go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes since yesterday and now it’s game over for… KEN This leaves just VICKY and JOHN to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. What would they both do with the money, you ask? Vicky says “I’d use it to fund a project that I’m developing called Non-Fiction Science. We remake famous movies like Jurrassic Park in schools but we change a part of the script to correct the science that is wrong. The pupils get to dress up and act out the scenes or film them. Then we edit it into a 5 minute movie” and John says “I’d like to use the money to make a working model of one of our large instruments to show to visitors and schools”. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted…Jarvist

We’ve counted the votes since yesterday and now it’s time to evict… JARVIST In just 24 hours time the final 2 Selenium Zone scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win £500? YOU decide! The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they’re fighting for YOUR vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – https://seleniumm12.imascientist.org.uk/vote If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? https://seleniumm12.imascientist.org.uk/ask One student in each zone will win a £20 WH Smith voucher for asking the best questions in the opinion of the moderators. So keep asking those mind boggling questions that push the scientist to their limits, and it might just be you… Sorry to see … Continue reading

Posted on March 21, 2012 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

I’m a Scientist – 1st out is Indi

It’s been a fantastic event so far and the scientists have worked hard, answering thousands of questions between them. But on Friday there can only be one winner in each zone, so some of them have to go. We are sorry to have to do this to you, but the first scientist to be evicted is… INDI Thanks so much for all you’ve done. We hope you’ve enjoyed taking part. There will be evictions every day for the rest of the week, with the winner announced on Friday. Keep voting students! Some of the great questions we’ve had so far include: If an animal was kept in a dark room from birth with a constant temperature from birth, and it was then taken out into its natural habitat, would it have a functioning body clock? How would this effect them? (I appreciate that this would be cruel and am not … Continue reading

Posted on March 20, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Radio Reminder

Tune in to Radio Cardiff (radiocardiff.org) from 9pm this evening to hear a live show with your five Selenium Zone scientists. You can call, email, text or tweet questions live to them on air.  

Posted on March 18, 2012 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Vote now to save your favourite scientist!

On Tuesday the scientist with the fewest votes will be evicted from the Selenium Zone. YOU decide who goes… Will it be: ‘Old Nintendo Games, Dinosaurs , Food’ loving Vicky ‘creative, care-free, focused’ Ken ‘optimistic, curious, lucky’ John  ‘excitable, intense, disorganised’ Jarvist ‘short, smiley, messy’ Indi After Tuesday’s eviction, you get a new vote to save your favourite scientist in the evictions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.   Next Friday the surviving scientist will be declared the Selenium Zone winner and win the £500 prize!

Posted on March 16, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist, Get me on the Radio

Have you ever wondered what the Selenium scientists sound like? Tonight’s your chance to find out. Tune into Radio Cardiff online (www.radiocardiff.org) tonight at 8pm to hear Vicky, Jarvist, Ken, John and Indi introduce themselves, and put a voice to their photos. There is a second show next Sunday 18th March where you can ask them some of those tricky science questions you’ve got stored up. 8pm TONIGHT Monday 12th March – introduction to the 5 scientists taking part 9pm Sunday 18th March – live show where the scientists answer questions from YOU, the listeners, via text, email, twitter or even the phone.  

Posted on March 12, 2012 by in News | Leave a comment