Hi everyone, I’ve been asked to write a short message to you all on my thoughts on the event. The first thought that comes to mind is how much fun this was! I am absolutely delighted to have been a part of it. And I know my fellow Food Science zone pals, Dilip, Ruth, Andrew and John will all agree, it’s been a great two weeks. Who would have thought that being asked questions on a screen could make you literally laugh out loud? But it did! (Much to the disturbance of my office-mates). The format was unusual – a friend at work described it as an ‘old school chat room’ – but, it was surprisingly interactive. And it was incredibly fast-paced. By the end, I really felt like I was getting to know a lot of you, and all of the other scientists in the zone as well. The … Continue reading
The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Food Science Zone winner: Emma Feeney Hard luck to John Gleeson but a huge thank you to everyone who took part. You were all brilliant. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science now you’ve taken part. Log in to your profile, and fill in the questions in the box on the right hand side, to be in with a chance to win a voucher.
We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Andrew Quigley This leaves just “Banter, Driven & Talkative” John and “Fun, energetic, creative.” Emma to fight it out for the €500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE
The next scientist out of the event is… Ruth Hamill One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. Students, please fill in the questionnaire on your profile page to be in with a chance to win a voucher. And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Dilip Rai One scientist will be evicted every day this week, and you get a new vote each day. Make sure to VOTE to keep your favourite in the competition. A student in each zone will win a voucher for asking great questions! And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!
I’m a Scientist starts on Monday, two weeks stuffed with creative questioning, exciting live chats and tenser-than-the-X-Factor eviction days! Let’s meet the scientists competing for votes in the Food Science Zone and the schools who’ll be challenging them… The Scientists Emma Feeney | Postdoctoral Researcher at Institute of Food and Health, UCD I look at genetic differences in how we taste to see if they affect our food choices. John Gleeson |PhD Student at University College Dublin I’m trying to use bits of Milk, Chicken and Fish to prevent heart attacks! Ruth Hamill | Teagasc Nobody likes to pay for a pricey steak only to find out its tougher than three rounds with Katie Taylor, so I’m a zoologist turned food scientist on a quest to find the genes and proteins that produce tender, flavoursome beef and pork. Andrew Quigley | PhD Student at Waterford Institute of Technology, Ireland Everyday I get to play around with milk and see how much vitamins or … Continue reading