RSS Evaluation from all events

  • MRC Zones Evaluation Report: 2018–2020 March 9, 2021
    [caption id="attachment_13923" align="alignright" width="300"] IASUK MRC Zones 2018-20 Evaluation Report (Click image to read full report, [PDF])[/caption]Between 2018 and 2020 the Medical Research Council (MRC, mrc.ukri.org) funded 5 IAS zones to engage students with MRC research. This report is a summary of the activity in, and an evaluation of, the impact of those zones. Read […]
  • I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer 2020 – Summary Report February 12, 2021
    Despite the challenges of the past year, I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer reached 2,172 students from 58 schools across Ireland. Students asked 2,985 questions and took part in 118 live chats, writing 17,797 lines. From their homes and classrooms students across Ireland took part in activities that support their science capital: they asked […]
  • I’m a Scientist, Stay at home: Evaluation Report February 3, 2021
    I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here is an online, student-led STEM enrichment activity. Since 2008, we have connected school students with scientists through energetic instant messaging-style chats. With the fast onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m a Scientist, Stay at home was planned in a short four week period of turmoil and uncertainty […]
  • 2018–20 STFC Legacy Award Evaluation Report November 9, 2020
    Summary We ran 24 zones across 5 events between November 2018 and March 2020: 20 IAS zones 4 IAE zones 142 STEM professionals took part: Scientists and engineers showed students a wide range of backgrounds, careers, and routes into STEM. 9,516 students logged in with 91% actively engaging. Students from 169 schools engaged. 67% of […]
  • Royal Institution Online Youth Summit – Report October 30, 2020
    Each year the RI run a youth summit on a subject related to the CHRISTMAS LECTURES. The Summit takes place at the RI and consists of a series of talks, and provocations in the Faraday Theatre interspersed with breakout sessions in various rooms around the building.  In 2020 it was decided to run the Summit […]
  • I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here: Green Zone Evaluation Report June 12, 2020
    Following school closures from 20 March 2020 due to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the Green Zone was run as a pilot for further I’m a Scientist, Stay at home zones planned for the 2020 Summer Term. The Green Zone was run as a pilot zone to work out what improvements would be required to […]
  • Informe Zona CSIC- mayo 2020 June 11, 2020
    La Zona CSIC fue la zona de mayo 2020 en la que más lineas de chat se escribieron. Nos encontramos con gran variedad de perfiles: especialistas en virología, biogeografía y artrópodos, enfermedades neurodegenerativas, matemáticas y robótica, química y medioambiente, astrofísica, nanotecnología y quimioterapia.   Pincha aquí o en la imagen para descargarte el informe completo […]
  • Informe Zona Mares para Siempre- mayo 2020 June 11, 2020
    La Zona Mares para Siempre fue la que tuvo mayor participación de todas las zonas organizadas en mayo 2020. Nos encontramos con diferentes especialistas trabajando para favorecer y estudiar la pesca sostenible: cuatro biólogos marinos, dos ecólogas marinas, un biólogo ambiental, una científica marina, una matemática y un experto en oceanografía e ingeniería.   Pincha […]
  • Informe Zona Titanio- mayo 2020 June 11, 2020
    La Zona Titanio fue la zona de mayo 2020 en la que un mayor porcentaje de preguntas fueron aprobadas. Nos encontramos con una gran variedad de perfiles: especialistas en microbiología, comunicación de ciencia, psicología, astrofísica, fotónica, nutrición, matemáticas, geografía, neurociencia o nuevos materiales.   Pincha aquí o en la imagen para descargarte el informe completo […]
  • COVID-19: Students’ questions March 19, 2020
    With schools across the UK due to close this week, the impact on the daily lives of students and young people of the COVID-19 outbreak is clear. We wanted to do a little analysis to look at what young people are concerned about, what are they asking? Finding ourselves in the midst of the March […]
  • I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer 2019 – Summary Report February 24, 2020
    In 2019 we ran eight school zones in Ireland: Four in I’m a Scientist and three in I’m an Engineer. Additionally, we ran a public zone: Shape the Future. This report summarises our 2019 activities. Highlights: Activity in live chats has increased by 35%. While overall engagement levels remained relatively steady across the events compared […]
  • Are Single Sex schools more likely to take part in I’m a Scientist? January 15, 2020
    Slightly. A recent request for help resulted in a surprisingly large number of girls schools responding. We wondered if participating schools were biased along single sex education lines. A quick analysis gave us the following percentages of UK schools taking part: 20.4% of secondary schools 19.9% of mixed schools 27.7% of Girls Schools 19.0% of […]
  • BPS funded Psychology Zones: Annual Summary Report 2018-19 July 29, 2019
    “   The idea they can speak to a real psychologist kinda blows their mind. They read about studies in books but don’t see those researchers as actual people Teacher, Society Zone, June 2018 [caption id="attachment_12446" align="alignright" width="211"] Download and read the full report (PDF)[/caption] In 2018 the British Psychological Society (BPS) agreed to fund […]
  • Reflecting on I’m a Scientist participation: Academy Zone pilot July 25, 2019
    “   I found a lot of students were asking questions that weren’t directly related to my work, so initially I kept quiet, but then talking about it with Hannah and the other scientists, and reflecting on the Academy Zone questions made me consider my work in terms of ‘social influence’ Ian, PhD researcher As […]
  • Informe Zona Escandio- abril 2019 May 13, 2019
    La Zona Escandio fue la zona de abril 2019 en la que un mayor porcentaje de preguntas fueron aprobadas. Nos encontramos a Xavier, arqueólogo trabajando en el yacimiento de La Draga, en Girona; Susana, doctora en Ecología especializada en mamíferos marinos; Mario, que trabaja con nuevos materiales como el grafeno; Laura, que usa la fotónica […]
  • Informe Zona CSIC- abril 2019 May 13, 2019
    La Zona CSIC fue la que tuvo mayor participación de todas las zonas organizadas en abril 2019. Está formada por seis investigadores pertenecientes al Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas: Víctor, ingeniero investigando la eficiencia de las pilas de hidrógeno; Miriam, especializada en astrofísica molecular; Juan Francisco, arqueólogo experto en el Neolítico; Ferrán, matemático e ingeniero […]
  • Informe Zona Cambio Climático- abril 2019 May 13, 2019
    En la Zona Cambio Climático nos encontramos con seis expertos en abordar el cambio climático desde diferente disciplinas. Ruth, ingeniera forestal, estudia cómo los árboles se adaptan a su medio; Oxala investiga cómo se distribuyen ciertos animales en función de factores como el clima; Laia crea mapas meteorológicos; Carmen es ingeniera industrial experta en biodiesel; […]
  • Informe Zona Calcio- abril 2019 May 13, 2019
    La Zona Calcio fue la que más comentarios recibió de todas las organizadas en abril de 2019. En ella nos encontramos con Victoria, doctora y profesora en Derecho Penal; Paula, una bióloga en busca de la clave para prevenir la gripe; Pablo, un químico que quiere encontrar nuevas moléculas utilizando LEDs; José Ramón, biólogo propietario […]
  • I’m a Scientist – Live! at the Ridgeway School for STFC Bringing Science to Swindon programme March 28, 2019
    On Tuesday 19th March two shows of I’m a Scientist - Live! came to the stage of the Ridgeway School as part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s Bringing Science to Swindon programme. The event helped STFC reach a new audience and engaged school students with the people behind the science funded by UK Research […]
  • Who do school students want to see on the new £50 Note? February 7, 2019
    According to the I’m a Scientist poll in the £50 Note Zone, the scientist who should appear on the new £50 Note is: Stephen Hawking Championed by Lydia James and Ryan Cutter, Stephen Hawking won the most votes in our poll; students and members of the public believe he should be the scientist featured on […]