The last 10 weeks In the 11 – 19 Zone have been pretty intense. With 913 students having 63 ‘buzzing’ live chats and asking nearly 1,000 weird and wonderful questions.
Students and scientists have been exploring minds and bodies in motion, getting to grips with the brain, health and sport. This week’s question of the week goes to student rachelb95 for asking: “Do you think disabled athletes who can run equal times to able bodied athletes should be allowed to run in the same race as an able bodied athlete?”
And the FINAL 5 scientists are…
The finish line is now in sight, students have voted and it’s time to announce who they want to see in the final week:
“Currently researching for in PhD in tissue engineering – a really exciting area of medical science and engineering with occasional gory bits”
“I’m interested in how we use information about the way someone walks in order to figure out what their personality might be like.”
“I run a sport science with psychology degree at Leeds Trinity University College.”
“I use psychological science and apply it to sports. I teach students at Loughborough University and work alongside a number of athletes to try and help them perform as best they can in competitions”
“I study how and why heavier people’s bones are different to lighter peoples’s bones so that we can make treatments to help people avoid breaking their bones”
Next week the final 5 scientists will be here to answer more student questions and have some final live chats. Students get a second vote next week, so make sure you Vote for who you want to win!
The winning scientist will receive £500 to spend on science communication, and we can’t wait to see their great ideas turn into a reality!
We’ll be announcing the WINNER on Friday 13th July at 1.45pm!
A big thank you to all the scientists who have taken part. All of your hard work has helped make In the Zone a success. Teachers and students have got a lot out of the event:
Teacher Mr Hilton at Loughborough Grammar School said:
“A big thank you to all the scientists, and thank you for answerin so many of their enthusiastic questions with so many interesting answers”
Student sara2012 said:
“Thankyou so much scientists youve answered so much that i wanted to know“