Zone Reports

Pink Zone Report March 2021

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. Download the Zone Report (pdf) ❯ Scientists 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. Students 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. Live chats 66 live chats took … Continue reading

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Purple Zone Report February 2021

Read the report: Purple Zone Report [PDF] The Purple Zone ran from 1 to 26 February 2021 and was funded by the Science and Technologies Facilities Council (STFC). The activity featured 24 scientists working across a broad range of fields. Each scientist was either funded by STFC, worked at an STFC facility, or used data from an STFC facility. Scientists 24 scientists took part. They included: Viviene Dela Cruz, Development Scientist at the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory Amal Lavender, Head of Department (Chemical & Biological Sciences) at the National Physical Laboratory Philip Ratcliffe, Associate Professor of Nuclear and Sub-nuclear Physics at Insubria University Students 878 students from 27 schools and 1 youth group logged into the Zone. 43% of active students were from target schools: 27% from widening participation schools and 19% from underserved schools. Live chats 71 live chats took place. 52 were booked by teachers and 19 were additional chats, … Continue reading

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Planet Earth Zone Report January-February 2021

Read the report: Planet Earth Zone CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2020 Report [PDF] The Planet Earth Zone ran from 11 January to 5 February 2021 and was funded by the Royal Institution (Ri). The activity was themed around the Ri’s CHRISTMAS LECTURES 2020, “Planet Earth, a User’s Guide”. The Zone featured scientists and other contributors involved in producing the lectures, as well as scientists working in related fields, such geology, environmental science, oceanography, and sustainability. Scientists and contributors 43 scientists and lecture contributors took part. They included: Alistair Young, who monitors water quality and pollution as a Trustee for the River Wey Trust. Alistair contributed to lecture 2, “Water World”. Hazel Jeffery, project manager at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science. Liam Taylor, PhD Student in climate science at the University of Leeds. Students 1,637 students from 27 schools across the UK logged into the Zone. 66% of active students were from … Continue reading

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Medical Research Zone Report November 2020

Read the report: Medical Research Zone Report – November 2020 [PDF] The Medical Research Zone ran from 2 to 27 November 2020. The Zone was 1 of 4 Zones that ran as part of I’m a Scientist: On Demand in November 2020. I’m a Scientist: On Demand aims to offer greater flexibility to teachers in how, and when, they can take part in I’m a Scientist. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation and greater restrictions and uncertainty in schools. The Medical Research Zone was funded by the Medical Research Council. Researchers and Technical Staff 41 researchers created profiles in the Zone. 38 researchers engaged with students through live Chats and/or Ask questions. A broad range of fields and career stages were represented. For example: Natsuko Imai – research associate at the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London Vrushali Patil – researcher in Mammalian Synthetic … Continue reading

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Orange Zone Report – December 2020

Read the report: Orange Zone Report – December 2020 [PDF] The Orange Zone ran from 30 November to 18 December 2020 and was funded by the Wellcome Trust. It was a general science Zone featuring scientists working across a broad range of fields. The activity ran as a part of I’m a Scientist: On Demand, which offers greater flexibility to teachers in how, and when, they can take part. This is in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and greater restrictions and uncertainty in schools. I’m a Scientist: On Demand runs throughout term-time, with month-long Zones. Scientists 31 scientists took part. They included: Kate Dobson – singing volcanologist and engineer, University of Strathclyde Zahara Mortimer – research engineer, Deep Branch Biotechnology Ltd. and University of Nottingham Alex Ramadan – Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford Students 746 students from 21 schools logged into the Zone. 72% of active students were from … Continue reading

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Futures Zone Report – November-December 2020

Read the report: Futures Zone Report – November-December 2020 [PDF] The FUTURES Zone ran from 16 November to 11 December 2020. The Zone was funded by FUTURES2020, a public engagement collaboration between the University of Bath, Bath Spa University, University of Bristol, University of Exeter and University of Plymouth. FUTURES2020 is part of European Researchers’ Night (ERN), a Europe-wide event dedicated to explaining research through fun and interactive learning. ERN is funded by the European Commission under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions. The Zone was open to school students and researchers from the South West of England. Researchers 13 researchers from the University of Bristol created profiles in the Zone. 8 researchers engaged with students through live Chats and/or Ask questions. Researchers from a broad range of fields and career stages took part. For example: Eugenia Geddes Da Filicaia – PhD researcher in conservation between the University of Bristol and the … Continue reading

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Health Zone Report – November 2020

Read the report: Health Zone Report – November 2020 [PDF] The Health Zone ran from 2 to 27 November 2020. The Zone was one of 4 Zones that ran as part of I’m a Scientist: On Demand in November 2020. I’m a Scientist: On Demand aims to offer greater flexibility to teachers in how, and when, they can take part in I’m a Scientist. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation and greater restrictions and uncertainty in schools. The Health Zone was jointly funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC), and the British Society for Immunology (BSI). There were weekly evening chats for students to join from home, with two of these focussed on the topic of vaccinations. Scientists 50 scientists created profiles in the Zone. 10 reported being members of the RSC and 16 as members of the BSI. 48 scientists engaged with students through live Chats … Continue reading

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Physics Zone Report – November 2020

Read the report: Physics Zone Report – November 2020 [PDF] The Physics Zone ran from 2 to 27 November 2020. The Zone was one out of 4 Zones that ran as part of I’m a Scientist: On Demand in November 2020. I’m a Scientist: On Demand aims to offer greater flexibility to teachers in how, and when, they can take part in I’m a Scientist. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation and greater restrictions and uncertainty in schools. The Physics Zone was funded by the Ogden Trust. Scientists 36 scientists created profiles in the Zone. 35 scientists engaged with students through live Chats and/or Ask questions. Scientists from a broad range of fields and career stages took part. For example: Leah Morgan – project engineer for the UK Atomic energy Authority Pratik Samant – Postdoctoral researcher at University of Oxford Viviene Dela Cruz – development scientist working for … Continue reading

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Psychology Zone Report – November 2020

Read the report: Psychology Zone Report – November 2020 [PDF] The Psychology Zone ran from 2 to 27 November 2020. The Zone was one out of 4 Zones that ran as part of I’m a Scientist: On Demand in November 2020. I’m a Scientist: On Demand aims to offer greater flexibility to teachers in how, and when, they can take part in I’m a Scientist. This is in response to the COVID-19 situation and greater restrictions and uncertainty in schools. The Psychology Zone was funded by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Scientists 41 psychologists created profiles in the Zone. 27 engaged with students through live Chats and/or Ask questions. Psychologists were from a broad range of fields and career stages. For example: Marianna Karavidas – Assistant Psychologist in the NHS Simon Payne – lecturer in Psychology and Behaviour Change at AberystwythUniversity Madeleine Steeds – cyberpsychologist at the University of Manchester … Continue reading

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Yellow Zone Report – October 2020

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). Continue reading

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Blue Zone – September 2020

The Blue Zone ran from the 2nd – 25th September. This Zone was the first of the I’m a Scientist, On Demand zones. These zones ran throughout the Autumn 2020 term in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing schools to have flexibility in when and how they took part.
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Psychology Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Physics Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Medical Research Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Disease Detectives Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Environment Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Coding Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

Read the report: Coding Zone Report – March 2020 [PDF] In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. The Coding Zone ran over 7 weeks as part of the Stay at home activities, instead of the usual two. This Zone was funded by bp with additional funding from UKRI. 49 scientists created profiles in the Zone, and 44 engaged with students in live chats and answering questions. 38 of these scientists were new to the I’m a Scientist activities. Scientists from a broad range of areas and career stages took part. For example, Hannah Im is an integrated risk manager at bp, Will Furnell works in Scientific Computing for … Continue reading

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Chemistry Zone Report – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other.

The Chemistry Zone ran over 9 weeks as part of the Stay at home activities, instead of the usual two. There were 45 live chats, compared to the usual two week zone average of 16. This Zone was funded by Johnson Matthey with additional funding from UKRI. Continue reading

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Food Zone – Stay at home 2020

In March 2020, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was launched to allow school students to stay connected with STEM during the school closures due to coronavirus. Students could log in and take part whether they were at school or at home, reconnecting with their teachers and each other. Continue reading

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Medical Research Zone Report – March 2020

Read the report: Medical Research Zone Report – March 2020 [PDF] The Medical Research Zone was an online event held over four weeks and funded by the Medical Research Council (MRC). 29 MRC researchers and technical staff created profiles on the website, and engaged with students throughout the month in live CHATs and the ASK section. The effects of coronavirus meant substantial disruption was reported by many schools during the last two weeks of the event. 1,012 students from 23 schools all over the UK logged into the zone over the four weeks. 74% of the schools were widening participation and/or underserved. In the ASK section, 349 questions were approved and sent to the researchers and technical staff, who between them wrote 1,564 answers. 45 online live CHATs took place during the event, including four evening live CHATs where students could join in from home with their family. An average … Continue reading

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