I’m a Scientist – Get me out of Here

I am a scientist

Are you passionate about your research? Do you want to share what you do with school students? If so, apply to take part in I’m a Scientist – Get me out of Here.

What is it?
I’m a Scientist – Get me out of Here is an X Factor-style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. The Royal Society of Chemistry is delighted to be sponsoring the Energy Zone in the next online event from 17th – 28th June 2013. The Energy Zone will cover the science of and issues relating to maintaining a supply of affordable, secure energy. 
How does it work?
Scientists put up a profile on the I’m a Scientist 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.  Suze Kundu, UCL

Everything happens on the web, so you can join in without leaving your desk. The next event runs over 2 weeks from 17th – 28th June 2013. 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.

Who can apply?
If you are an RSC member and work, or have recently worked, in the energy sector you can apply to take part in the RSC-sponsored Energy Zone.

I'm a Scientist is open to trained scientists in both academia and industry, from PhD students upwards.

Apply now here - Deadline is 7th May 2013

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.

Find out more on the website

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