Our winner in the Science Gingerbread Competition

With her inspired creation showing circulating tumour DNA, Roxana Halstead, from REACH child cancer, Christchurch, NZ, won our Science Gingerbread competition. So, we may not have a lot of contestants, but we still had a worthy winner in our…

Science Gingerbread competition

We at Crastina feel that gingerbread have a great, but largely unutilized potential as a science communication medium. Now we can change that together: let’s have a Science Gingerbread competition! So, here is your assignment: Cut…

Advent calendars with science theme

Web based Advent calendars seem to become more and more popular, and they come in a multitude of flavors regarding themes, content and form. Here are some of the (more or less) science themed calendars of 2016. This is an active crowdsourcing…

Women of Science engages people about the lives of female scientists.

With Women of Science, PhD student Rhys Archer wants to engage people about the lives of female scientists. Every week, a female scientist will be presented “to show them as relatable people, to give young people some real attainable role…

Dance your PhD - 2016 edition open for registration

"Dance your PhD" contest is open for submissions until 30th of September 2016. In this annual dance competition, you need to explain your PhD research in a form of interpretive dance. Nuclear fusion, water protection policies, sperm competition…

EvoKE 2017 - bringing together stakeholders for public understanding of evolution

Registration opens for EvoKE 2017, a meeting which will bring together researchers, educators, policy makers, media and museum professionals to discuss the public understanding of evolution in Europe. The meeting will take place in Porto, Portugal…

New MSc course in science communication in Manchester

The Manchester Metropolitan University is starting a new Masters-level course in Science Communication in September 2016. Crastina got in touch with the programme leader, Dr Sam Illingworth. Hi Sam, could you tell us what will the study programme…