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Southampton scientists take part in global schools competition

Two University of Southampton scientists are taking part in an international online competition that aims to bring science alive for school children.

Two University of Southampton scientists are taking part in an international online competition that aims to bring science alive for school children.

Verity Nye, a PhD student in Ocean and Earth science, and lecturer Dr Tim Millar from the faculty of Medicine are joining in “I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here”.

Described as ‘school science lessons meet the X-Factor’, the competition gives secondary school students the chance to quiz scientists from around the globe about their research, their job and anything about science.

The children then vote for the scientists they think give the best answers to their questions and online chat in different zones. Zone winners are awarded £500 to further communicate their work.

The event, which runs over two weeks, is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

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