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I'm a Scientist get me out of here

In December, 2 of our students won the I am a scientist get me out of here competition. In this competition students speak to research scientists in real time via an online platform. They won it because all the scientists voted for the most engaged in asking good questions about their science research fields.
The scientist who won the £500 as voted for by the students wrote:

Can I say a massive thank you to all at I’m a Scientist, all the students and teachers that took part over the last two weeks. I hope you all had has much fun as I did! And learnt as much – these events are just as important for the scientists as the students, as they allow us to take a step back from our day-to-day work and look at our research in a very different way. I was also very surprised by the quality of some of the questions – far more intelligent than I could have asked at that age! And I also enjoyed some of the ‘banterful’/amusing comments – a few had me (and colleagues) LOL-ing in the office! So again, massive thank you to the students. And finally, I’m still a bit in shock from winning - as I was up against fantastic and enthusiastic scientists who generated very insightful answers (which I took great pleasure in reading – and again learnt from myself). But am incredibly grateful, and I will use the winnings very wisely to build an interactive model to show how the ‘stress-hormone’ cortisol is released and its effects on the body (good and bad), and look forward to updating you all about the outcomes! Keep asking lots of questions students!Winning scientist of I'm a Scientist, get me out of here!

A comment from our Stress Zone winner:

'I'm a scientist' was really interesting as it gave us a chance to interact with experienced scientists and ask them questions about what they do. Adam and I won a WHSmith voucher for being the most engaged which I think is great because it helps motivate us to ask more sensible and relevant questions furthermore they also offered a chance to vote for the scientist that you think should win £500 to put towards their research. In short I think it was an amazing experience and I am so glad that our teacher won this amazing opportunity! Thank you Ms Copley!Katelyn Colingwood on behalf of Adam Massoud and herself

Click here to see all the winners