The Pink Zone ran from 1 to 26 March 2021 and was partly funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC).
The activity featured 27 scientists working across a broad range of fields. 5 of these were either funded by STFC, or worked at, or used data from, an STFC facility.
27 scientists took part. They included:
- Lizzie Pendlington, Science Communication student at STFC
- Geraint Evans, PhD student at the University of Southampton
- Karen Burstow, microscopy scientist at Reading Scientific Services Limited
The winner of the Zone was Felicity Hunter, a medical science PhD student at the University of Manchester. Felicity won £500 to deliver further engagement activities.
864 students from 23 schools logged into the Zone.
63% of active students were from target schools: 50% from underserved schools and 26% from widening participation schools.
66 live chats took place: 60 were school classes booked by teachers and 6 were additional chats, open to all the students.
On average, 5 scientists attended each live chat.