Imperial College London's Paula Salgado describes her experience as part of "I'm a scientist, get me out of here" in this guest post at The Scientist's blog. As part of that group, she and 99 other scientists answered questions from students as well as participating in live chats with students during their science classes. "I would happily move from whether I preferred ice-cream or chocolate to explaining how I get proteins to crystallize or how long we have to wait before we can go and live in Chernobyl without dying from radiation — such was the pace and the range of their curiosity," she writes. The event also took a reality-TV-style turn. At the end of each day of the second week, the students voted one scientist per subgroup out of the event — but Salgado made it to the last two.
Last Scientist Standing
Jul 16, 2010