I'm a Scientist USA

A fundraising event for Keep on Questioning

Event Information

12:00am Friday, September 01, 2017 to 12:00am Saturday, June 30, 2018

Support student curiosity and participatory democracy!

I'm a Scientist USA is a free program for young people aged 7-19 years old featuring an exciting online event where they can meet and interact with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) role models over fast-paced live chats, ask questions and choose their favorite scientist. They ask the scientists anything they want, and then through our unique participatory democracy model they vote for one of them to receive $500 to communicate their work with the public.

By enabling opportunities for young people to engage with STEM professionals and experts we overcome barriers to education such as geography, economics, gender and social group.

We have over 120 schools across 33 states who want to take part in our events, but we need funding to enable this to happen. We serve a large range of disadvantaged schools and students, including socioeconomically deprived ethnically diverse urban communities, students with medical and physical disabilities and remote and isolated schools and home-schooled students.

We have been able to connect 13 schools with scientists so far this year and we'd like to see if we can get students from another 13 schools interacting with scientists by November.

Visit our website www.imascientist.us to read more about the program, meet the scientists, see past events and read about the impact in our evaluations and news posts.

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About the Organization

The goal of Keep on Questioning is to provide everyone the opportunity to ask questions and discuss issues of public interest with professionals and experts. Keep on Questioning is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (CTA).

Keep on Questioning delivers programs based on the principle that greater understanding can be achieved through the freedom to ask questions, consider informed answers and express viewpoints.

Keep on Questioning carries out science communication, education and public engagement projects in exciting and innovative formats. By providing opportunities for young people and the general public to engage in dialogue with professionals and experts, we overcome barriers to education and knowledge, such as geography, economics, gender and social group.

Our flagship program is I’m a Scientist USA (www.imascientist.us); an online event where school students meet and interact with scientists. It’s an American Idol-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges. Students engage with scientists over fast-paced online...

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