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A thank you from your winner, Michael Hills 🏆🎉

Michael Hills is the winner of the Battery Zone, after receiving the most votes from students! He wins £500 to spend on more science engagement activities. Here’s what he has to say about his victory… What an electrifying experience! I loved speaking to all the students, teachers and scientists involved in the Battery Zone over the last month and am utterly flattered to have been voted ‘Battery King’ (a good title, even if I did make it up and give it to myself). I joined the Zone expecting to tackle a couple of live sessions each week in times which suited my time in the lab and work, but after a very energetic and hilarious first few sessions I started crafting my work schedule to make sure I could attend as many as I could! The fun and hilarity I had – I provided proof of my madness when colleagues … Continue reading

Posted on November 5, 2021 by in News | 1 Comment

🏆 The Battery Zone Winner is Michael Hills

Thanks to all the students, scientists and teachers that have taken part in the Battery Zone! It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being a scientist. There have been some excellent questions asked by students. Here are some of my favourites – click to read the answers! how did you become so interested in science How dangerous is the testing stage of new batteries Normal cars use fuel and cause global warming but power is also used from power stations (which cause global warming) for electrical cars.So either way it’s releasing gases to bring aboutglobal warming. So where’s the progress in saving the environment? Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite scientist. That scientist will win £500 to spend on more science engagement. We are pleased to announce that the winner … Continue reading

Posted on October 22, 2021 by modem in News | 1 Comment

🏆 The third scientist of the week is Michael Hills

This week’s winning scientist in the Battery Zone is… 🥇 Michael Hills, the beardy battery man 🧔 Michael has received the most votes from students this week. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳   Who do you think should win? Head to the Battery Zone. Look through the scientists’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then Vote for your favourite!   Who will be the winner? Students get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a £500 prize for more science engagement activities. Choose wisely! Mod Marcia and the Battery Zone team   Did you know…? Students can log in Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8pm to Chat again with the scientists in the Zone! On the final day of the Zone there will be a live Chat open to all students, from 2pm to 3pm. We’ll announce the Zone winner … Continue reading

Posted on October 15, 2021 by modem in News | 1 Comment

🏆 The second scientist of the week is Beatrice Browning

This week’s winning scientist in the Battery Zone is… 🥇 Beatrice Browning, who is a battery enthusiast and sustainability warrior ♻ 🔋 Beatrice has received the most votes from students this week. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳   Who do you think should win? Head to the Battery Zone. Look through the scientists’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then Vote for your favourite!   Who will be the winner? Students get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a £500 prize for more science engagement activities. Choose wisely! Mod Marcia and the Battery Zone team   Did you know…? Students can log in Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8pm to Chat again with the scientists in the Zone! On the final day of the Zone there will be a live Chat open to all students, from 2pm to 3pm. … Continue reading

Posted on October 8, 2021 by modem in News | 2 Comments

🏆 The first scientist of the week is Natasha Marchant

This week’s winning scientist in the Battery Zone is… 🥇 Natasha Marchant, the Cat loving analyst Natasha has received the most votes from students this week. 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳   Who do you think should win? Head to the Battery Zone. Look through the scientists’ profiles. Use Ask to send them your questions, then Vote for your favourite!   Who will be the winner? Students get a new vote every week. The scientist with the most votes at the end of the Zone wins a £500 prize for more science engagement activities. Choose wisely! Mod Marcia and the Battery Zone team   Did you know…? Students can log in Thursday evenings, 7pm to 8pm to Chat again with the scientists in the Zone! On the final day of the Zone there will be a live Chat open to all students, from 2pm to 3pm. We’ll announce the Zone winner there … Continue reading

Posted on October 1, 2021 by modem in News | 4 Comments

🔋 Who’s taking part in the Battery Zone?

Throughout October, students can connect with scientists in the Battery Zone. Students can Ask questions, Chat to them, and Vote for their favourite to win a £500 prize for more outreach activities. The scientists are working in lots of different ways to try to make bigger, better, and greener batteries, to make the world a more sustainable place. Here are just some of the people taking part:   Yige Sun Prints 3D print batteries to look at them more closely 🔎 Julia Ramirez Gonzalez Dance-lover 💃 and foodie 🥪 materials scientist 🔬 Gabriel Pérez Finds out how molecules are arranged ⚛ Sophia Constantinou Communicates fun science 📢 Beatrice Browning Female scientist, battery enthusiast, sustainability warrior ♻🔋 Ferran Brosa Planella Battery scientist who plays bagpipes 🔋👨‍🔬 Paul Adams Making batteries better for electric vehicles! 🚗   Take a look at all the scientists taking part ❯ Teachers: Book a live Chat … Continue reading

Posted on September 23, 2021 by modem in News | Leave a comment