Ilma Qonaah is the winner of the Plant Zone, after receiving the most votes from students! She wins £500 to spend on more science engagement activities. See what she had to say about her victory. Continue reading
Thanks to all the students, scientists and teachers that have taken part in the Plant Zone! It has been a fab 4 weeks. We hope you’ve enjoyed it – and we hope you’ve learnt something about what it’s like being a scientist. There have been some excellent questions asked by students.Here are some of my favourites – click to read the answers! Throughout the Zone students have been voting for their favourite scientist.That scientist will win £500 to spend on more STEM engagement. We are pleased to announce that the winner is… 🥇Ilma Qonaah Ilma is researching new, natural ways to protect wheat crops from aphids, as global warming has impacted the the effectiveness of insecticides in recent years… 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳 Ilma received the most votes from the students! Though the Zone has come to an end, you can view it at any time, to look back at the … Continue reading
Alison studies flower and pollen development, focusing on the effect that heat stress has on them!
Dr. Mugford researches aphids – sap-sucking insects that feed on plants and that cause problems for farmers and gardeners.
Sam received the most votes from the students this week!
🥇Ilma Qonaah Ilma researches plants (specifically wheat) and insects (specifically aphids) Ilma received the most votes from the students this week! 🎉 Congratulations! 🥳 Students, there are still 3 weeks left of the zone so don’t forget there’s still time to Ask, Vote and Chat! Who will be the winner? Students get a new vote every week. Choose wisely! Mod Anna and the Plant Zone team