The brilliant 'I'm a Scientist Get Me Out of Here' science outreach initiative is coming to Ireland, coinciding with Science Week. It's a free online event where school students get to meet and interact with scientists, It's a bit like X Factor, where the scientists are slowly voted off by the participating students based on how well they answer their questions.
Scientists, from a range of different fields, are pitted against students in five rounds of intense, fast-paced, quick fire online live chats. Students get the chance to ask scientists all the questions they want to, then vote for their favourite scientist. The last scientist standing picks up a grand prize of €500 to help them communicate their work with the public.
The event will run from Monday 12th – Friday 23rd November, taking in Science Week and there will be five zones - including one general and one space themed zone (sponsored by ESERO). The I'm a Scientist team are looking from input from teachers on what other zones they should run. They have a survey here to help them decide and would appreciate as much feedback from teachers, students and scientists as possible.