Promotion Materials

We’ve put together some useful materials and information about the I’m a Scientist project, please do use it in emails and newsletters. If you need anything else please contact us at admin@imascientist.org.uk or give us a call on 01225 326892, we’re also on Twitter @imascientist.

Postcards for scientists

Postcards for scientists

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For Scientists — Long version

Like X Factor for scientists!

I’m a Scientist is an X Factor style competition for scientists, where students are the judges. You put up a profile on our website, answer questions and have live online text-based chats with school science students across the UK. Students vote and the winning scientist gets £500 to spend on science communication.

IAS is by far the best public engagement activity I have been involved in. The set up allows everyone to have their chance to ask questions, whether they are the loudest person in the class, or the quiet curious student” – Suze Kundu, UCL

Everything happens on the web, so you can join in without leaving your desk. The event runs over 2 weeks in March, June, and November. There will be around an hour of live text chats each day and an hour answering questions.

It’s a unique, fun way of developing communication skills, gaining a fresh perspective on your research, and finding out what young people think about science and the role of scientists.

Apply at: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply

When you apply you’ll be asked to fill in a 1 sentence summary of your work — make this interesting and understandable to 13/14 year olds, as a panel of students will then select the researchers to take part.

To find out more visit: imascientist.org.uk/scientists or email Antony at antony@mangorol.la or give us a call on 01225 326892.

For Scientists — Short version

Like X Factor for scientists!

Apply now for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! A 2 week online competition for scientists, where school students are the judges. You put up a profile on the website, answer questions and have live online text-based chats with school science students. Students vote and the winning scientist gets £500 to spend on science communication.

It runs in March, June, and November. More info at imascientist.org.uk/scientists or contact antony@gallomanor.com

Apply at: imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply

For Teachers — Long version

Free science enrichment project: like X Factor for scientists!

I’m a Scientist is a free online X Factor style competition for scientists, where school students are the judges. Your students read the scientists’ profiles, ask them questions and have live online (text) chats with them. Students vote for their favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on science communication.

I’d ask a question, and they’d give me an answer, and then I’d have loads more questions, and then more” – Student, West Thames College

Students become more enthused about science, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and see that scientists are normal people.

It runs in November, March, and June every year and is completely free for UK state-maintained schools. It’s open to all secondary school students, and there are special zones for upper KS2 students. All teachers are sent a Teacher Pack with lesson plans to help introduce students to the event and reduce the lesson planning required.

Register at: imascientist.org.uk/teachers

To find out more visit: imascientist.org.uk/teachers or Michaela at michaela@mangorol.la or give us a ring on 01225 326892.

For Teachers — Short version

Free science enrichment project: like X Factor for scientists

Register now for I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! Your students talk online with scientists over a 2 week period and vote for their winner. Students become more enthused about science, learn that science lessons relate to real life, and see that scientists are normal people.

It runs in November, March, and June every year and is completely free for UK state-maintained schools. More info at imascientist.org.uk/teachers or contact Michaela atmichaela@mangorol.la

Register at: imascientist.org.uk/teachers


Flyers for teachers

Flyers for teachers

Flyers

We have flyers and postcards, for teachers and scientists.

If you would like some, drop us an email at admin@imascientist.org.uk and we will get some out to you.


Digital flyers and posters

If you’re looking for something to attach to a newsletter then these might be useful.


Powerpoint slides

Powerpoint slides

Powerpoint slides

We’ve put together some Powerpoint slides with information about the projects as well as some quotes. Feel free to use any slides you find useful, or add to other presentations.

  • Slides 1 [PPTX] — Information for teachers, scientists, and engineers on I’m a Scientist, I’m an Engineer, and Science Debate Kits

Artwork and images

Take a look at this page for artwork, photos, logos, and videos for use while talking about the project.


Introductory video

http://www.youtube.com/v/b0y8Dyj_OSc