I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here!


An online public engagement event


Monday, November 7, 2016 - 09:30 to Friday, November 18, 2016 - 17:00

Get students excited about science

An online public engagement event that gets scientists talking to school students all over the UK.

Scientists put up a profile on this site, answer students’ questions about science, their research, the universe and beyond. They engage directly with students in live text-based chats. Students vote for their favourite scientist to win £500 to spend on further public engagement.

Scientists develop their communication skills, gain a fresh perspective on their work, and find out what young people think about science and the role of scientists.

Intro for Scientists

I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here! Intro for Scientists

What scientists have said...

"The best crash course in science communication" – Ben Still

"I've remembered why I truly love science, and why I have the best job in the world" – Susan Skelton

"Every question was new, and often totally unexpected, challenging me and my fellow scientists to think afresh about our science and how to explain it clearly and briefly" – Roberto Trotta

"The thing that I have really loved is seeing how the students minds work. Modern kids get such a bad press… but the ones we have been talking to are bright, vividly curious and not afraid of expressing themselves" – Simon Langley-Evans

"The best bits were the live chats, I could happily spend all day chatting with the students if only my fingers could keep up!" – Jennifer Stephens

"The depth and variety of the questions asked was staggering" – Peter Eliott

Further Information

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I'm a Scientist, Get me out of here

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