Conversation with a Canva Community Outreach Specialist

Canva – a web tool for creating graphics – has a very interesting social media strategy, where they put special Community Outreach Specialists to work.

Quora: What qualities characterize a great PhD student?

Here are some Quora reflections on the qualities of a great PhD student. I recommend you to take a closer look at the reply of David Karger, Computer Science professor at MIT.

Swedish tech students present their traditional advent calendar

For many years, students at the Faculty of Engineering of Lund University have maintained an advent calendar tradtion. In this web based calendar, every window contains a scientific experiment and an explanation.

Winners announced in third Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards

The winners of the third Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards have been announced.

Twelve dance videos nominated in the final of Dance Your PhD

The finalists have now been announced for this year’s Dance Your PhD contest – three each in the categories Chemistry, Physics, Biology and Social Sciences.

Taking the temperature—about one of mankind’s most important communication challenges

Kirk Englehard at Georgia Tech, is fascinated by one of mankind's biggest communication challenges. In a blog series, he will interview some prominent scientists in the field of global warming.

5th Offtopicarium in Poland, 26-28 Sept 2014 - apply!

Offtopicarium is an event for people with ideas and passion: a mix of a workshop, loose conference, geek gathering. It is open to various fields – including scientists (especially PhD students), young entrepreneurs, people involved in NGOs, startups etc.