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Time to enter the 2015 Dance Your Ph.D. Contest

It’s time for the 8th year of the Dance Your Ph.D. contest. Crastina had a quick email correspondence with one of its founders, John Bohannon.

Beer loving academics out there: unite with #academicswithbeer!

With the hashtag #academicswithbeer, all the beer loving academics out there may now get in touch on Twitter. The initiative was taken by Elena Milani (@biomug) and Cristina Rigutto (@cristinarigutto) – two Italian academics with a passion for both beer and scicomm.

Swedish students inspire children to explore science in their book about Inga the Engineer

Andrea and Malin, students from the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, inspires children to explore science, technology and innovation with their book Inga & Leo löser allt.

Inari Kolu—early career geneticist and experienced singer-songwriter

Inari Kolu: "Science & music both need determination and blind belief in yourself". Crastina presents the first of a series of interviews with young scientists who not only pursue a career in the academic world but who also are passionate about a side project.

Uma Nagendra, winner of the Dance Your Ph.D. Contest: “Trying to put your research in dance form can be a very valuable exercise.”

We are happy to present an interview with the winner of this year’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, Uma Nagendra from University of Georgia.
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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.

The Lab—a comedy series about graduate students working in a science lab

Made by science people, for science people, the YouTube sitcom The Lab has a high recognition factor. Two episodes have been published so far on YouTube, filled with clever observations on conflicting personalities, cultural oddities and academic hierarchies.