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Thank you from your winner – Dave!

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 voucher! We asked Dave to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what he said… Hi all,  Well its been a hectic 2 weeks and if I’m honest I’m sad its over. I didn’t know what to expect before I started this and it was such an amazing experience. The questions never stopped on the live chats, and after. The questions were incredibly insightful and really may me think about not only my views on science, but why I work in science and made me appreciate how engaging the work I do everyday can be. Thanks to all the students for the interesting and challenges questions and to everyone who voted for me, I hope you all enjoyed the experience as well. The experience really opened … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2016 by in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Smart Data Zone winner: David Concannon Hard luck to Annette Neill 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 4 questions in the pink box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on November 18, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Jaine Blayney This leaves just “Talkative, easily distracted” David Concannon and “Humerous, fair and patient” Annette Neil to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on November 17, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Julio Gutierrez The 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 4 questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.  

Posted on November 16, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Mike Whitfield 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!

Posted on November 15, 2016 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Smart Data Zone?

Let’s meet the scientists and schools taking part… The Scientists Mike Whitfield | Postdoctoral, Trinity College Dublin I use computers to predict how growing different crops could make climate change better, or worse. Julio Gutierrez | Postdoctoral, Tyndall National Institute I use computer simulations to understand the behaviour of materials. Jaine Blayney | Lecturer, Queens University Belfast I use mathematics and computing to find patterns in biology that can help a doctor choose which is the best treatment for a cancer patient.  David Concannon | Africa Health Research Institute I use data visualisation to help target HIV health care in South Africa. Annette Neil | St John’s Hospital, Limerick I train Nurses and Doctors how to how to use small portable devices that will give a blood test result within a few minutes. The Schools Blessington Community College, Wicklow Coláiste an Chraoibhin, Cork Coláiste Chill Mhantáin, Wicklow Gaelscoil Na Cruaiche, Mayo Gallen Community School, Offlay Margaret Aylward … Continue reading

Posted on October 19, 2016 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment