I’m not sure if they want scientists rather than science communicators but if you think you can answer questions in the following topics then send an email to Holly M (address below) and follow them on Twitter.
Let me know if you hear of any diabetes questions, I answer them all day 😉
The Science Council is working with a major mobile phone company on a mobile phone app that will enable people to have their burning science questions answered directly by scientists.
The app, to be launched next month, will invite questions related to 12 monthly themes including Water, Medical Science, Fashion & Textiles, Travel & Tourism, Sport, Food, Imagining Different Tomorrows, Disaster, Space, Earth Science, Wealth & Luxury, and Computers & IT. All questions and answers will be posted on the Future Morph website (www.futuremorph.org) where we will give it a careers information twist by showing the jobs of those answering and we will be developing supporting materials for each topic.
The missing element is the scientists to answer the questions – and that’s where you come in. While we can’t predict the questions that will be submitted, it’s likely that they’ll be a mixture of factual (How do we know black holes exist?) and careers-based (What exactly does a geologist do?). We’ll be using an online interface and you can sign up for any or all of the themes – but you need only answer those questions that you have time for.
If you’re interested in taking part and helping to reveal the hidden science of the world around us to young people, please email me (H.Margerison //@// sciencecouncil.org) as soon as possible stating your name, contact details and the themes you’re interested in.
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