Sustaining Excellence in STEM engagement through to 2021

We’ve been awarded a Sustaining Excellence grant. The Wellcome Trust are providing us with £550,000 over the next five years to carry on growing I’m a Scientist and I’m an Engineer in the UK & Ireland and to help us make the project fully sustainable. What does it mean? It means Read more…

We’re hiring (part-time): Organised, numerate, a little bit bossy & attentive to detail.

We’re expanding and we need someone to help us keep all our ducks in a line. The job involves a mixture of bookkeeping, project and office management. You’d be helping the team run our international portfolio of online science engagement projects from our central Bath offices. We’ve a lot of clients Read more…

I’m an Astronaut, Get me out of here

Later this year Tim Peake is due to travel to the International Space Station. It’s the first time the UK has sent someone into space. It’s pretty damn exciting. It’s a major opportunity for engaging people with STEM and space in general. At GM Towers we’ve often discussed how to Read more…

The 5th continent

Ever since we established I’m a Scientist here in the UK we looked to expand overseas. The phenomenal success we’ve had in the UK has however kept our attention here, with a few notable exceptions. Kristin Alford took the initiative in Australia after interrupting her family holiday to enjoy a Read more…

Help needed

UPDATE: We’ve found someone. He’s accepted and should be starting with us soon. He’ll introduce himself very soon. Do you want to help run the best science engagement project in the world? We’re looking for someone to join the Gallomanor team full-time at our lovely office in the centre of Read more…

Only 4 years

3 years and 11 months ago I wrote this post advertising for an Project Executive to join the team. A certain Rosie Schultz answered the advert, and one telephone interview later she joined Gallomanor and the I’m a Scientist team on January 4th 2011. In those years we’ve seen a transformation Read more…

The little detail that makes Science Slam great

It’s the little details that matter. I was speaking last week with some european colleagues. The conversation turned to FameLab. And ScienceSlam. And the similarities between them. Short talks, public vote vs judge-led decision. But the piece of genius from ScienceSlam is that it is NOT one person one vote, Read more…

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