Yellow Zone Report – October 2020

Read the report: Yellow Zone Report – October 2020 [PDF]

The Yellow Zone ran from the 28th September – 23rd October. This Zone was the second of the I’m a Scientist: On Demand zones, which were created to allow schools to have flexibility in when, and how, they took part. The Yellow Zone was a general zone, supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC).

  • 32 scientists created profiles in the Zone. 27 engaged with students in live chats and Ask. 
  • Scientists from a broad range of fields and career stages took part. For example, Ranjini Swaminathan is a research science solving climate problems at the University of Reading,  Will Davison is a PhD student in Sustainable Aquaculture at the University of Exeter, and Gaby Mayorga Adame is an coastal ocean modeller at the National Oceanography Centre.
  • 65 live chats took place took place during the activity. On average, 3 researchers attended each live chat session. 
  • 187 posted questions were approved and sent to the researchers who responded with 326 answers. 
  • 875 students from 28 schools all over the UK logged into the Zone. 11 of these schools had taken part in a previous I’m a Scientist activity.
  • 212 of active students were from widening participation schools, and 317 from underserved schools.
Posted on November 12, 2020 by modem in 2020, STFC, Wellcome Trust, Zone Reports. Comments Off on Yellow Zone Report – October 2020