And they’re off!!

IAS Forensic Zone Logo
IAS Forensic Zone Logo

The first questions were posted to the Scientists taking part in “I’m a Scientist Get Me Out of Here” over the weekend.

Click here to take a look at what has been asked in the Forensic Zone.

The best thing about this competition is that there is no limit to what can be asked:

From the relevant… how can we know for sure that everyone’s fingerprints are unique? asked by spock11

To the thought provoking… What do tigers dream of, when they take a little tiger snooze? asked by predator

Thats what makes this type of event challenging, unpredicatable and exciting!

Tomorrow sees the first of the chat sessions.  The session will involve questions from Year 9 students from Woodkirk High School in Wakefield.

I have been to Wakefield on a number of occasions, as its the home to the Forensic Units of West Yorkshire Police, and I have quite a few friends over there.  West Yorkshire have a fantastic reputation, and the Head of their Fingerprint Bureau does a lot of work nationally and internationally.

Click here to read about West Yorkshire Police Fingerprint Bureau

Like a lot of police forces, they are going through restructuring due to budget constraints, and I hope that it turns out for the best for everyone who is affected.

Maybe some of the pupils involved in tomorrows chat will find themselves in West Yorkshires Police Forensic Labs in years to come as a result of “I’m a Scientist” 🙂