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I’m a Geoscientist

An exciting initiative funded by the EGU for school students, teachers and scientists to interact and learn about the geosciences via an innovative online platform.

I’m a Geoscientist is a two-week-long science engagement event that takes place online. It’s a game-show style competition for scientists, where school students get to ask questions to researchers and vote to decide who wins €500.

The event gets teenagers talking to real scientists, online, to learn about real science. Students have fun, but also get beyond stereotypes, learn about how science relates to real life, develop their thinking and discussion skills and make connections with real scientists. The event is split into zones, and in each zone there are five scientists and around 350 students. The zones are either general or themed.

The primary objective of the event is to change students’ attitudes to the geosciences, and make them feel it’s something they can relate to and discuss in a rapidly changing world.

The initiative is funded by the EGU, in order to bring the geosciences to a wide European audience, and is developed by Gallomanor, a UK based company who also develop and manage two other UK events: I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer. EGU members and GIFT teachers are eligible to take part.

The event run for the first time in June 2014 and the second event run in March 2015.

Find out more about the events at: http://imageoscientist.eu/.

You can read about the experiences of the 2014 and 2015 winning scientists on the EGU blog..

If you have any questions about the initiative, please contact Bárbara Ferreira, EGU Media and Communications Manager (media@egu.eu).