‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here’ – a free X Fac tor-style online competition between scientists (where the students are the judges!) will run from the 9th to 20th of November, with 20 scientists competing for votes with fast-paced online chats and questions on everything from making drugs, to nanoparticles and even what’s in your pizza!
The competition is funded by Science Foundation Ireland and the Royal Society of Chemistry. It will feature a number of science ‘zones’ covering topics such as drug synthesis, food science, nanoscience and Nitrogen.
Students will challenge the scientists with all kinds of questions and then vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of €500 to help them to communicate their work with the public. Keep up- to-date with the latest news on Twitter @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASIE.