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Do not hesitate to contact me, or to ask to collaborate to the blog/ weblist, I am pretty open-minded. I am Gilles Grenot, you can find me on twitter as well @ggrenot or directly @scienceInEurope
ScienceEd was created to help spark children’s interest in science. Through experiments,
demonstrations, games, videos and a variety of other neat little things, ScienceEd introduces children to the mysteries and marvels the world of science has to offer.
Rewalk is a webdocumentary which was created to introduce and promote the FP7 project NEWWALK, which developped successfully new therapy for paralysed rate to walk again with repairing their spinal cord.
If there were science communication VIPs or rockstars, Michel Claessens would probably be among them. I had the chance to meet him at the “Journées Hubert Curien” in Nancy, France, gathering researchers and professionals to talk about science communication.
Last week, I attended the “Journées Hubert Curien” in Nancy, France. This event gathered researchers, PhDs and professionals from 67 different countries to discuss about science communication. I really enjoyed it and now I want to share with you some of what may be of your interest as well.
KiiCS is a project funded under the European Commission (Science in Society programme) which started in 2012. One of its prime aims is to “incubate” art, science and technology through multidisciplinary actions.
ACTIVE is a research project which aims to increase productivity of knowledge workers. The video explains how ACTIVE’s solution can reduce information overload, establish effective knowledge management, and improve the overall performance of entreprises.
While being at the European Science Open Forum (#ESOF2012) and touring around from a booth to another in the “Forum” area, I have met Helga Treiber, a great person to talk to when it deals to science communication and European Research.
Infography is great way to present data in a visual and even esthetical way. Within 20 minuts, I was able to make the infography you can watch above. I am very satisfied and I encourage you to try yourself to give your data some more visual impact.
The European Science Open Forum in Dublin last week was the opportunity for me to attend to an all range of science sessions and workshops. A good place for networking actually. Here I would only like to share something I’ve seen there, something you might not be familiar with : the elevator pitch.
Last week, as I was at ESOF. I had the chance to attend to a great workshop about science communication. I guess I have to share it with you. Lots of tips, a lot of enthusiasm, many young researchers were by the way in the room, I believe it was a very successful session.
SiS.net is the international network of National Contact Points (NCPs) for the Science in Society (SiS) area in the EU’s 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7). The network unites more than 60 representatives from all European and number of non- European countries.
It’s official. An exhibition of new work will open with brunch at FOLEY on Sunday September 9, 2012 from 12PM-2PM. Most of my summer was devoted to paging through the old science books, encyclopedias and primary readers that I’ve been collecting/hoarding since graduate school (1993-1996).
Here is a very good dissemination work of PHD Comics I want to share with you, which explains what it is, and which illustrates very well how innovative communication serves, if properly achieved, a better understanding of science. Congrats to Jorge Cham who did the job!
Among all the tweets I’ve seen, a lot of them dealt with how great this discovery is, and also how bad and shameful the presentation slides were, using Comic Sans font. CBC News Community has storified some of these comments.
Although intentions of the EU are good, boost and balance presence of women in labs, the trailer campaign was considered an offense, insulting women and scientists at once. The schocking video was very fast and widely badbuzzing all around social media.
This is to me a very good piece of dissemination here every FP7 project leader should inspire from. Excellent work for children and wide audience to understand what the project was about. I will try to get into more details in the future and find how it was created.
Are you aware of Science News Cycle? Just like there is the cycle of water, you all know, there is the Science news cycle, you might not know. This infography shows the key points eveyone should know...
Dissemination & EU Commission Guidelines Before applying to a FP7 call, no one should ignore the European Guidelines in communication and dissemination of research results. And yet, when you look at...
Le bad buzz et la polémique du moment, lancé par la commission européenne, une nouvelle campagne de communication pour inciter les femmes à se diriger vers les carrières scientifiques. Cette campagne ne serait-elle pas un peu sexiste ?