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The Sleep Zone student winner is…

Sophie, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. Sophie from Furness Academy was nominated by scientists for their “very good questions in ASK and CHAT”, which included “will sleep evolve over time?” and “does smoking and drinking have an effect on your sleep?” As the student winner, Sophie will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to Sophie, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on November 28, 2018 by modsophie in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Rachel!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! An absolutely massive THANK YOU (sorry for shouting, Mods) to all the students in the sleep zone for making the past two weeks of I’m a Scientist so fun and for voting me as the winning scientist. It has been a tiring but phenomenally enriching experience. A great big shout out to the team behind I’m a Scientist and especially to the moderators who had their work cut out keeping all the chat rooms running for the scientists and students alike. Finally, thank you to the Wellcome Trust and the Physiological Society for funding this event. It has been my pleasure to spend the last two weeks in the Sleep Zone chatting alongside five amazing scientists; Jason, Emma, Petrina, Michael, and Yousef. I know I … Continue reading

Posted on November 23, 2018 by modjen in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Rachel Sharman Congratulations! The students chose Rachel Sharman as the Sleep Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientist who took part.

Posted on November 16, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

The second scientist evicted is…

Mike Ambler

Sorry Mike, you’re out of the running for the prize! Mike can keep answering questions and joining in the live chats, but they won’t be going home with the £500.

Who will be evicted tomorrow? It’s up to you!

VOTE every day for your favourite scientist and keep them in the competition to win the prize money. Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by ModShane in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Sleep Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about the brain, hibernation, sleep problems and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Sleep Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 11 schools will be putting their questions to 6 scientists in the Sleep Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event, find us on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASUK. The Sleep Zone is supported by the Physiological Society.  Yousef Alqurashi | PhD Student, Imperial College London I’m a sleep scientist and I help people to stop snoring at night. #FightSnoring Rachel Sharman | Postdoctoral, University of Oxford Oxford Teensleep project: looking at interventions to improve teenagers sleep, health and well-being, and school grades. Petrina Lau | Postdoctoral, MRC Harwell I study how sleep affects our brains. Michael Ambler | Postdoctoral, University of Bristol I am trying to figure out how animals are able to switch themselves off to hibernate. I hope to use this knowledge to see … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment