Long and short interviews with communicators in the field of science and science dissemination, some of them talented and prominent, some of them just talented–but they all have important things to tell us.
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Under any definition, we think that laboratory simulations are a great way of bringing science closer to people. ‘Presence’ has been described as a crucial element for motivation and engagement, and simulations intrinsically enhance the aspect of “I feel that I am there”, especially if they are combined with virtual reality technologies. In the particular case of our simulations, even if they are specifically created as teaching tools, in addition to the immersive experience, they are built around real life stories and are meant to be engaging. With the gamification components they are also good tools for science communication at some level.
http://crastina.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/science_comics.jpg 631 845 Julia Turan http://crastina.se/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/crastina_logo_web.png Julia Turan2016-07-12 19:18:522016-08-20 21:14:49Lydia Wysocki on science comics as art-science collaborations
Lydia Wysocki is a Newcastle-based comic connoisseur who shares her experience researching, making and running workshops about comics. So far, Lydia has done three projects for Newcastle Science Comic.
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Dr. Hamed Mirzaei, biomedical researcher from USC, wanted to bridge the gap between the arts and sciences and created his own foundation to sponsor talent and disseminate knowledge.
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“Science can be fuzzy, dark, and obtuse. There becomes a point where words fail and it’s easier to just draw a picture.” says comic artist Maki Naro who — according to Scientific American — brings “‘serious artwork’ to the…
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Womengineer is Swedish non-profit organization with a very ambitious vision: “… by 2030, we want 50% of all graduated engineers in Sweden to be women”. The core of their networking activities is a website [womengineer.org] which “emphasizes…
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Lund University, Sweden, started a recruiting project in 1984 to attract more women to technical educations. Today, 30 years later, the project Flickor på Teknis (‘Girls in Tech’) is still running and with great success.
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Science communication, Cannabis and feminism. These three seemingly unrelated phenomena are joined together by Dr. Daniela Vergara, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Colorado, Boulder and a director of the Agricultural Genomics…