I’m a Scientist, get me out of here!

React* with Scottish school students about chemistry

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is an online STEM outreach competition that gets people in science talking with curious school students. ScotCHEM is funding places for chemists in the Molecule Zone, running 5 – 16 March 2018 as part of British Science Week.

Apply for I’m a Scientist by Friday 9th February at:

imascientist.org.uk/scientist-apply (please select ‘ScotCHEM’ on the form.)

‘The competition was an amazing way to reach hundreds of school children from all over the country without ever having to leave the lab! To know that the research that I am passionate about was also inspiring to so many others felt amazing, and made winning the competition such an honour.’ Megan Seymour, Chemistry PhD Student, University of Edinburgh, winner of IAS 2016

“The questions asked were both fun and challenging, keeping me on my toes at all times and giving me a fresh perspective and enthusiasm for my own research.” Daniel Smith, chemist, IAS Participant June 2017

Taking part is an enjoyable and easy way to get involved in British Science Week. You’ll develop your communication skills and gain a fresh perspective on your work, through showing students what it’s really like to be a chemist.

Fill in your profile page, answer questions and use the text-based chat system with students at schools in Scotland and the North of England. Everything happens online; you take part from your desk or smartphone. There’s no need to prepare activities or take time out of the lab. Even better, students vote for their favourite chemist, who wins £500 to fund more outreach activities.

Find out more and apply at imascientist.org.uk/scientists

Any questions, contact antony@mangorol.la or call 01225 326 892

*Add your own bad chemistry pun. You’ll need a joke for your profile page.