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Thank you from your winner – Dan!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Dan to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Many thanks to the students, organisers, and other scientists! The event was engaging and fun but also informing and challenging. There were so many good questions from the students. Just when I thought I knew what to expect, I would get yet another really clever question. I found myself checking the website at all hours of the day, just to see if there was a new interesting question to think about! I really enjoyed explaining my work to a new audience and also hearing what the students thought in the live chats. The answers from the other scientists were fantastic too. I would often go back to old questions … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Medical Physics Zone winner: Daniel Fovargue Hard luck to Mohan K but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Christopher Mirfin This leaves just “Travel-mad physicist” Mohan Kyle and “Super normal, why?” Daniel Fovargue to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Sarah De Vos The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | 1 Comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Jen Dennis One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Medical Physics Zone is funded by the Institute of Physics. The Scientists Jen Dennis | Clinical Scientist, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital I work in a hospital and help find out what’s wrong with people by making patients radioactive and then taking pictures with a special camera to see where the radiation has gone in the body. Christopher Mirfin | PhD Student, Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre Designing MRI scanners of the future! Mohan Kyle | Clinical Scientist, University Hospital of Hartlepool I help put radioactive drugs inside people for diagnosis and treatment- no, they don’t glow! Daniel Fovargue | Postdoctoral, King’s College London I use pictures of sound moving through people to help find cancer. Sarah De Vos | Trainee Medical Physicist, Clatterbridge Cancer Hospital I am training to use X-rays to kill cancer cells. The Schools Churnet View Middle School, Staffordshire Haverstock School, London Fowey River Academy, Cornwall Newland School for Girls, Hull Ormiston Sandwell Community Academy, West Midlands Parklands High School, Lancashire … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment