Mar 28

Reported by Big Wide World Blog of New Scientist, 25 March 2011.

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here! is a bit like an X Factor for scientists. Scientists put up information about themselves and their work on our site. Teenagers in their science classes read about the scientists, ask them questions, and then vote for which scientist they think should get a prize of £500. It’s funded by the Wellcome Trust and the Institute of Physics.

The results are in. Over the last two weeks 2785 questions have been asked by 2296 students and answered by 30 intrepid scientists.

The winners of I’m a Scientist (one from each of the six sub-groups) are –

Argon: Julian Rayner (Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute)
Chlorine: Murray Collins (Institute of Zoology – London School of Economics)
Forensic science: Mark Hill (Forensic Collision Investigation & Reconstruction Unit, Sussex Police) and Jamie Pringle (Keele University) – tied with the same number of votes
Space: Adam Tuff (York University)
Stem cell research: James Chan – (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, Imperial College London)

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