Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies

I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here


Dates: Monday 9 March - Friday 20 March

Students from The Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have been selected to be part of the March season of I'm a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here. The students will soon be joining scientists from around the country trying to win votes from curious schoolchildren. The competition enables young people to meet and talk to scientists, with the aim of inspiring them to study science later in their careers.

About the Students

COOMBS_OliverJames Coombs OBrien

Zone: Materials

About his work: "I take materials from plants and turn them into plastics."

Favourite thing: "I love making things, so anything which involves being in the lab. I’m always at my happiest in the lab doing experiments instead of sitting at a desk." Read full profile


KIRK_SarahSarah Kirk

Zone: Green Chemistry

About her work: "Making plastics from plants!"

Favourite thing: "I really love working with scientists and talking about research and ideas! It might sound strange that this would be my favourite thing, but talking with other scientists in your field is inspirational and helps you to come up with new ideas." Read full profile


SMITH_TristanTristan Smith

Zone: Genes

About his work: "Attempting to use microbes to produce the higher value chemicals found in crude oil from a sustainable source."

Favourite thing: "The best thing I find about being a scientist is that you can make every day completely different, in a lab there are always lots of people working on many topics and as a PhD student I can help out and work on different things. It keeps the work interesting and I now rarely get bored with my job" Read full profile


If you are a teacher and would like your students to get involved, register at http://imascientist.org.uk/teachers