I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here!” is a free online event where school students get to interact with scientists.
It describes itself as an “X Factor-style competition between scientists, where the students are the judges”, and the event comes to Ireland this autumn from 12-23 November, when Science Week 2012 will also be under way.
The competition pits students against scientists in a live round of intense, fast-paced online live chats. Students get the chance to ask scientists their questions, then vote for their favourite scientist.
The winning scientist gets a prize of €500 to communicate his or her work with the public.
Get more details about the event on the ‘I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here!’ website
Read some blog posts by Irish scientist Eoin Lettice about how he took part in the competition in the UK