The Smart Data Zone student winner is…

peterbud1223, congratulations! During every event we ask the scientists and moderators to nominate their top student — one who’s made the most of the event, shown enthusiasm and asked some really great questions. peterbud1223 from Trinity Comprehensive School was nominated by the scientists for “continuously asking questions on various topics over the two weeks… they seem to be really engaging with the project.” Their ASK questions included “how long have you been coding?” and “do you think there will be tech that can make you live longer?” As the student winner, peterbud1223 will receive a certificate and a gift voucher. Well done to peterbud1223, and to everyone who took part. There were so many interesting questions, and comments, but there could only be one winner in each zone. PS: YOU now have the power to say which scientists and engineers take part next time — click here to be the judge.

Posted on November 28, 2018 by modsophie in News | Leave a comment

Thank you from your winner – Sheila!

Students! Did you do your profile survey? Check your email for a chance to win a £20 voucher and tell us what you think now! For me it was such a great surprise to be chosen the winner of the Smart Data Zone! I had competitors who are also my colleagues and I was sure one of them would win. Guess I was wrong! =) I want to thank all the students who took their time to come and ask us loads of interesting questions, from ‘is there life in other planets?’, and ‘how do cats purr?’ to ‘will robots take over the world?’! I loved answering all of them, not only the ones related to my field but also the ones I had absolutely no idea how to answer! It’s fair to say that I’ve learned a lot with the research I had to do to be able to … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2018 by in News | Leave a comment

The winner is…

Sheila Castilho Congratulations! The students chose Sheila Castilho as the Smart Data Zone winner! It’s been a fantastic two weeks and we want to say a huge THANK YOU to all scientists who took part.

Posted on November 16, 2018 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

The third scientist evicted is…

Piyush Arora The votes were counted and recounted, but the result is in – Piyush, it’s game over for you! Which means our finalists are Sheila Castilho, and Gary Munnelly. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow to win your VOTE for the €500 prize money. What would they do with the money if they won? Sheila would: run a ‘Girls in STEM’ day! Gary would: fund equipment to teach children in disadvantaged areas about STEM. Who do you want to see crowned winner? Every VOTE counts!

Posted on November 15, 2018 by iasieadmin in News | Leave a comment

Join tonight’s live chat with scientists, 7–8pm

Log in between 7 and 8pm for another chance to talk to the scientists in the Smart Data Zone!

Continue asking your brilliant questions in this special after-school live chat. Just log in and head to the CHAT page from 7pm!

Why not introduce your friends and family to the scientists you’ve been talking with in school? You can even ask them to pose their own question about machine translation, Google translate, reading computers and more… Continue reading

Posted on November 14, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment

Who’s taking part in the Smart Data Zone

I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here! is back this November. Between the 5th and the 16th, students at 13 schools will be putting their questions to 5 scientists in the Smart Data Zone. For the latest news and announcements about the event find us on Twitter, @imascientist, and follow the hashtag, #IASIE. The Smart Data Zone is supported by Science Foundation Ireland.  Sheila Castilho | Postdoctoral, ADAPT Centre, DCU We build systems just like google translate and I have to tell if they are good or not, so people can use them! Piyush Arora | Postdoctoral, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University My research focuses on making learning and searching for information through Web convenient and easy. Trying to make machine intelligent to understand humans and retrieve answers to our questions effectively and efficiently. Natalia Resende | Postdoctoral, ADAPT Centre, Dublin City University I help to improve the quality of … Continue reading

Posted on October 29, 2018 by modamy in News | Leave a comment