I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!
Im a Scientist, Get me out of here! is the UK’s largest online science engagement event where students get to meet and interact with real scientists. It’s an X Factor-style competition between the scientists, where students are the judges.
Students submit questions which the scientists will try to answer by the next day. Students then have live online Facebook-style chats with the scientists, where they ask questions, learn more about the scientists, and let scientists know their opinions. It takes place online over a two week period.
The teachers who participated in the 2011 events reported that they were keen to take part again next year and 96% felt that their students had a more positive view of science after meeting and interacting with real scientists online. In 2012, the Institute funded a greater number of physics-based zones and will be sponsoring future zones in this expanding and successful project.
Teachers: If you wish to be notified of when bookings open for future I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! events, join the IOP’s affiliation scheme to receive updates.
16-19 students: If you wish to be notified of when bookings open for future I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! events, join the IOP’s 16-19 membership to receive updates.
Members: If you wish to take part, register via http://imascientist.org.uk/scientists