The Zone featured 33 scientists from a broad range of chemistry-related fields. 17 scientists were based at a ScotCHEM member university and 15 reported as being members of the RSC.
33 scientists took part. They included:
- Zuzanna Konieczna, PhD student at the University of Edinburgh
- Jesko Koehnke, Reader at the University of Glasgow
- Alexandra Males, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Carbohydrate Enzymology at the University of York
The winner of the Zone was Martin McCoustra, Professor of Chemical Physics at Heriot-Watt University. Martin won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.
927 students from 26 schools across the UK logged into the Zone.
62% of active students were from target schools: 36% from widening participation schools and 34% from underserved schools.
57 live chats took place: 51 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.
On average, 5 scientists attended each chat.