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I’m a Scientist 2018 dates

I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here Kenya! will run for two weeks in May from Monday 14th  to Friday 25th May 2018 . Apply now to take part! If you have already applied we will be contacting you to confirm your participation in this event. Teachers Teachers apply here  Apply before Friday 30th April Scientists Scientists apply here Apply before Monday 20th April

Posted on April 9, 2018 by modgrace in News | Leave a comment

I’m a scientist Next Event

  I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here Kenya! will be running for a period of 2 weeks from Monday 26th June to  Friday 7th July 2017. The project will  involve several secondary schools within the following counties:- Kilifi, Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru which have access to internet connected computers. The project is inviting scientists and teachers to take part in this event. Apply now to take part! Teachers Read information for teachers here. Teachers apply here  Apply before Friday 9th June 2017 Scientists Read information for scientists here. Scientists apply here Apply before Friday 9th  June 2017

Posted on May 25, 2017 by modgrace in News | Leave a comment

January 2017 Winners

On Friday, the January 2017 I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here event came to a close, with Cheryl, George, and Steven winning in the Health, Blue, and Green Zones. We asked the winners for some words following their win. Cheryl Andisi — Health Zone Winner “This last two weeks have been proof that learning never stops! I would like to thank you so much for reminding me that and also challenging me to read more broadly than I normally would.” … Continue reading here George Githinji — Blue Zone Winner “I am thankful for the opportunity to respond to a range of questions from curious young scientists from around the country! It was a fantastic refresher course on common and not so common knowledge. Some of the questions required a great deal of thought even though they sounded simple. I am sorry I could not answer all of them within … Continue reading

Posted on January 31, 2017 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist Kenya is back!

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here Kenya! will be running for a period of 2 weeks from Monday 16th January to  Friday 27th January 2017. The project will  involve several secondary schools within the following counties:- Kilifi, Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru which have access to internet connected computers. The project is inviting scientists and teachers to take part in this event. Apply now to take part! Teachers Read information for teachers here. Teachers apply here  Apply before Friday 28th October 2016 Scientists Read information for scientists here. Scientists apply here Apply before Friday 16th  December 2016

Posted on September 7, 2016 by modgrace in News | 2 Comments

June 2016 event postponed

The upcoming I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here event planned to run from the 6th to 17th June 2016 has been postponed. This follows an announcement from the Ministry of Education asking all voluntary school activities to re-apply for permission to run. More information and updates to follow.

Posted on May 3, 2016 by modjosh in News | Leave a comment

I’m a Scientist Kenya 2016 Key Dates

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here Kenya! will be running for a period of 2 weeks from Monday 6th June to  Friday 17th June 2016. The project will  involve several secondary schools within the following counties:- Kilifi, Nairobi, Kisumu and Nakuru which have access to internet connected computers. The project is inviting scientists and teachers to take part in this event. Apply now to take part! Teachers Read information for teachers here. Teachers apply here  Apply before Monday 25th April 2016 Scientists Read information for scientists here. Scientists apply here Apply before Monday 2nd May 2016  

Posted on March 17, 2016 by modgrace in News | Leave a comment

Health Zone Report — September–October 2014

Our first zone in Africa was a great success. 10 schools were invited to participate. All 10 took part. 136 student accounts were used, representing over 300 students as most were shared. 487 questions were asked. 298 votes were cast. This Zone report contains more detail on who did what and what questions were asked. To download the report click on the image or here: 2014 Health Zone Report.

Posted on October 31, 2014 by iakadmin in Evaluation, News | Comments Off on Health Zone Report — September–October 2014

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