Thank you from your winner, Priscilla

A message from the 2014 I’m a Scientist Kenya winner, Priscilla… It was wonderful to interact with young curious minds, and upcoming scientific innovators. The range of questions, from basic biology to engineering and astrophysics, to evolution and religion, always surprised me. I enjoyed tackling each question, but most of the time I had to do a lot of research to answer them. I have learnt a lot from the questions as well as the comments that followed our answers. I also got to learn (or be reminded) about the mind of the young Kenyan scholar. I could relate to the frustration of having all those questions and no answers, with no idea where to get the answers from, or who to ask. I hope I was able to answer some of those. I would like to sincerely thank the students for voting for me. It was a great honour. … Continue reading

Posted on January 14, 2015 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – your winner is…

Students have spoken. The votes have been counted. Congratulations Priscilla, we look forward to hearing how you spend your 50000 KSh prize money. Hard luck to Melissa and thank you to all the other scientists who took part. You were all brilliant and each and every single one of you has contributed to the great success of this event. We’ve had two weeks of hot debate, stimulating chat and mind-boggling facts. Students, don’t forget to tell us what you think about science, now you’ve taken part. Log in and fill in 4 questions in the pink box on the right of the browser.

Posted on October 3, 2014 by iakadmin in News | 7s Comments

I’m a Scientist – you’ve decided to let Dorcas go

We’ve counted, checked and rechecked the votes and now it’s game over for… Dorcas Kamuya This leaves just “Energetic, enthusiastic and fun” Priscilla or “Determined, Dependable and Dynamic” Melissa to fight it out for the 50000 KSh prize tomorrow. The competition is hotting up and the scientists are pulling out all the stops to secure your all important final vote. Only you decide who gets the 50000 KSh prize. Not your teacher, not the other scientists. Vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist walks off with the prize – VOTE HERE If you haven’t made up your mind why not ask the scientists those all important tie breaker questions to help you decide? ASK your question May the best scientist win.

Posted on October 2, 2014 by iakadmin in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist – you’ve now evicted…

We’ve counted the votes and now it’s time to evict… James Otieno (Jay Oty) Sorry to see James go after all your hard work. We hope you’ve had fun. In just 24 hours time the final scientists will be revealed to battle it out in the final. Who gets through to the final for a chance to win 50000 KSh? YOU decide! Will it be “Outgoing, fun, observant” Dorcas, “Energetic, enthusiastic and fun” Priscilla or “Determined, Dependable and Dynamic” Melissa? The last 3 scientists have it all to play for and they need your vote. So vote NOW to make sure your favourite scientist makes it through to Friday’s final – VOTE HERE What do you think about science NOW? Did you enjoy I’m a Scientist? Has it changed your view of science and scientists? We’d love to know what you think about science now you’ve taken part. When you … Continue reading

Posted on October 1, 2014 by iakadmin in News | 1 Comment

The first scientist evicted is…

The first scientist you’ve evicted is… Moses Kiti 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. And remember, you can comment on questions the scientists answer. Do you think the scientist is right? Do you disagree with them? Tell them!

Posted on September 30, 2014 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

Are you ready for I’m a Scientist?

The very first I’m a Scientist Kenya event kicks off next week with the Health Zone. Students will start logging in soon to ask their first questions, and the scientists are putting finishing touches to their profile pages. From 22nd September to 3rd October, five scientists will be answering students’ questions and taking part in live chats, while they compete for the prize of 50,000 KSh to spend on their own project in schools. Let’s meet the scientists taking part… Priscilla Ngotho PhD student in molecular biology and parasitology Find out more about Priscilla and her research on lethal malaria parasites on on her profile page. Melissa Kapulu Post-doctoral research on malaria transmission-blocking studies To find out more about Melissa’s research, head over to her profile page. Moses Kiti Research Officer Check out Moses’ profile page to learn more about his research. James Otieno Bioinformatics Research Assistant To learn more about James’ … Continue reading

Posted on September 17, 2014 by modjosh in News | 1 Comment