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Thank you from your winner – Carrie!

Students, we want to hear from you too! Click here to go to your profile survey and tell us what you think for a chance to win a £20 voucher! We asked Carrie to tell us about winning I’m a Scientist, and here is what she said… I have had the most fantastic time over the last two weeks. I learnt so much from the other amazing scientists in the Animal Behaviour Zone and had such a good laugh with them. The students have blown my mind with their open, creative inquiries about animal behavior and how much they care about the subject. To be voted the winner at the end of all that fun was such a surprise and made me feel really special. I want to thank all the students who asked questions and voted for the scientists, the great team at IAS who put it all together and the rest of my panel for … Continue reading

Posted on March 22, 2017 by modmichaela in News | Leave a comment

And the winner is…

The students have spoken. The votes have been double counted… Big congratulations to the Animal Behaviour Zone winner: Carrie Ijichi Hard luck to Rupert Marshall 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 new questions in the box on the right hand side.

Posted on March 17, 2017 by ModShane in News | 2 Comments

The next scientist out is…

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now reveal it’s game over for… Ellen Williams This leaves just “helpful, smiling, shy” Rupert Marshall and “passionate, honest, daft” Carrie Ijichi to fight it out for the £500 prize tomorrow. Who would you like to see win tomorrow’s final battle? VOTE

Posted on March 16, 2017 by modmichaela in News | 1 Comment

The second scientist evicted is…

We’ve counted the votes and you’ve now evicted… Cedric Tan The two scientists left standing after tomorrow’s eviction will battle it out in Friday’s final. Who do YOU want to see in the final? VOTE for your favourite! Students, has taking part changed your view of science and scientists? When you next log in and visit your profile, you’ll see a pink box with new questions on the right. Fill in the questionnaire to be in with a chance to win a voucher.

Posted on March 15, 2017 by ModShane in News | 4 Comments

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Ines Goncalves 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! There was a small window today where our emails weren’t going out as they should, so make sure you go to your profile to check to see if your questions have been answered. Remember you can ask more questions.

Posted on March 14, 2017 by ModShane in News | 3 Comments

Who’s Taking Part: March 2017

The Animal Behaviour Zone is funded by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour. The Scientists Ellen Williams | PhD Student, Nottingham Trent University I am looking at whether elephants in zoos have BFFs, and if they do what made them choose them! Cedric Tan | Postdoctoral, University of Oxford I am a conservation biologist studying the Malaysian clouded leopard and I used to watch chickens and flies mate for my PhD. Rupert Marshall | Lecturer, Aberystwyth University I listen to birds in noisy towns to find out how they sing in the din, and how we can make our towns much quieter? Ines Goncalves | Postdoctoral, University of Bristol I study interactions between animals, like parental care and mate choice but also conflict between individuals or groups, to understand why animals behave the way they do and how their behaviour affects others. Carrie Ijichi | Lecturer, Hartpury University Centre I discover how animal personality affects the way animals interact with us and … Continue reading

Posted on February 22, 2017 by in News | Leave a comment