Professor David Chadwick had the opportunity to prove himself as one of the most popular scientists in the UK in I’m a Scientist, get me out of here! The Professor of Information Systems Security from the School of Computing reached the final three in his area of the competition after other scientists were voted out.
I’m a Scientist is an online activity for school students to connect with scientists. It is an X Factor-style competition between scientists, where students are the judges. Students challenge the scientists over fast-paced online text-based live chats. They can ask anything they want, and vote for their favourite scientist to win a prize of £500 to communicate their work with the public.
David said ‘I really enjoyed taking part in the competition and would encourage any of my colleagues to do the same. I took part in the relationship zone, which was primarily for psychologists but overlaps with my area of expertise in cyber security, eg, how do you know who you are really talking to over the Internet, via Facebook or other social media?The next event is happening in June and it’s a great way to interact with young people who are curious about the world around them.’
You can review David’s profile and see the questions and his answers at https://relationshipsm19.imascientist.org.uk/profile/davidchadwick/
Scientists interested in taking part in future events can find out more at https://imascientist.org.uk/2019/03/whats-been-happening-in-im-a-scientist-the-online-science-engagement-event/