News

I had the chance to ask real scientist about questions I was interested in and I got really interesting answers. I had the chance to learn something from the experience of these scientists instead of learning from books. Student, March … Continue reading

Posted on April 18, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

March 2017 Winner Blogs

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short blog to be sent to all the students who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two weeks, … Continue reading

Posted on March 23, 2017 by modmichaela in News, Scientists | Leave a comment

Moderator Vacancy March 2017

We’re looking for a moderator to work with us on our March 2017 events! I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are award-winning online events allowing students (from 9 – 18) to interact with real live scientists and engineers. The events will … Continue reading

Posted on February 8, 2017 by modmichaela in Event News, News, Science Engagement | Leave a comment

Demand vs. Capacity: March 2017

This afternoon we apologised to 47 schools, telling teachers that we have not been able to offer their students a place in I’m a Scientist this March. The graph shows the number of class places requested by teachers (box outline), against … Continue reading

Posted on February 3, 2017 by Moderator - Josh in Capacity, News | Leave a comment

Enquiry Zone: What’s it all about? – For Scientists

This March’s Enquiry Zone is something new for I’m a Scientist. This time, it’s all about you helping school students design and carry out their own research. By talking with students in live chats and answering their questions in ASK, together you’ll … Continue reading

Posted on January 18, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

‘Ask your dog’: Application advice from the pros

Applying for I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer involves a particular challenge: Describe your work in one sentence, in a way that appeals to the average 13 year old. Simple on the surface, yet potentially problematic. Over the years … Continue reading

Posted on January 16, 2017 by modantony in News | Leave a comment

Super Mod: Job opportunity

Title: Super Mod Location: Our office in Bath Dates: 7 weeks from 13th February – 31st March (Monday – Friday) Hours: 37.5/week, 9:30 – 17:30 Pay: £10/hr We’re looking for someone to help us run our I’m a Scientist and … Continue reading

Posted on January 12, 2017 by modmichaela in Event News, News, Science Engagement | Leave a comment

November 2016 Winner Blogs

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short blog to be sent to all the students in who took part in the zone. It’s the perfect way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two … Continue reading

Posted on December 5, 2016 by modantony in News, Scientists | Leave a comment

Gender differences in online engagement

“I thought scientists just looked like they do in the film Flubber and experimented on aliens or weird stuff but when I found out you liked Taylor Swift I realised you are more down to earth and not like mad … Continue reading

Posted on October 21, 2016 by modantony in Evaluation, News | Leave a comment

Moderator Vacancies November 2016

Hello! We’re looking for some moderators for our November 2016 events! I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are award-winning online events allowing students (from 9 – 18) to interact with real live scientists and engineers. We’re looking for 4 … Continue reading

Posted on October 10, 2016 by modmichaela in Event News, News, Science Engagement | Leave a comment

Careers Zone

The Careers Zone is a new zone where students attending a careers fair at their school can talk online with a range of scientists and engineers, based all over the UK. A lot of the time, school careers fairs are … Continue reading

Posted on October 6, 2016 by modmichaela in Evaluation, News, Project News | Leave a comment

Osmium Zone – I’m a Scientist, not just for scientists?

UPDATE: Read about the Institute of Physics’ research into gender differences in online engagement here. In all the zones we run, we aim to include a group of scientists that show how diverse STEM careers can be. At the start of the … Continue reading

Posted on September 1, 2016 by modantony in Evaluation, Event News, News | Leave a comment

An update on widening participation

In September last year we wrote about Widening Participation. We’ve refined our criteria a little since then; below is our definition of a widening participation school. We’ve decided on these criteria because they match, in broad terms, the kinds of criteria universities use to … Continue reading

Posted on July 15, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News, Project News, School, Science Education, Widening Participation | Leave a comment

June 2016 Winner Blogs

After every event we ask the winning scientists to write a short blog to be sent to all the students in who took part in the zone. It’s a great way for the scientists to reflect on the previous two … Continue reading

Posted on July 6, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in News, Scientists | Leave a comment

Demand vs. Capacity — An update for June 2016

Any avid readers of our project blog — there must be at least one of you — will have noticed we’ve written a lot recently about our increasing demand for classes, and our over-subscription rates. In January, we published some … Continue reading

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in Capacity, Evaluation, IAS Event, News, Project News | Leave a comment

On student activity and simplified registrations

TL;DR: We made the site easier for students to access and the proportion of our audience engaging increased. Like any company, we have a set of Key Performance Indicators which we use to keep an eye on how well we’re … Continue reading

Posted on May 23, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in Evaluation, Event News, IAS Event, News, Project News | Leave a comment

Moderator Vacancies June 2016

Hello! It’s that time again! We’re looking for a couple of moderators for our June 2016 events! I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer are award-winning online events allowing students (from 9 – 18) to interact with real live scientists and engineers. We’re … Continue reading

Posted on May 3, 2016 by modmichaela in Event News, News, Science Engagement | Leave a comment

Increasing demand and charges for independent schools

Demand for our activities has been slowly increasing. We regularly have more classes requested than we are able to accommodate and we have to limit the number of classes we offer teachers. In November 2015, for the first time we had … Continue reading

Posted on April 11, 2016 by Moderator - Josh in Capacity, General, News, Project News, School, Science Education, Teachers | Leave a comment

March 2016 Winners’ Blogs

After every event we ask the zone winners to write a short blog post to be sent to all the students in who took part in the zone. It’s a great way for the scientists to reflect on the previous … Continue reading

Posted on April 4, 2016 by modmichaela in Event News, IAS Event, News | Leave a comment

Reaching widening participation schools. Does it work?

Fair access has been at the heart of what we do at I’m a Scientist. One of our long term goals is to increase the number of widening participation schools taking part in our projects. To do this, the first … Continue reading

Posted on February 24, 2016 by modangela in News, Widening Participation | Leave a comment