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Science Communication Conference: call for proposals

The British Science Association have asked us for a guest blog spot to promote their conference. The theme is ‘online science engagement’ and we rule at that:-) (Don’t believe me? Check what happens if you google online science engagement. Four of the top links are about IAS. Yes, you’re right, I do deserve a raise, don’t I?) Naturally the I’m a Scientist team will be proposing a session on what we’ve learnt about online engagement by running this event. Hopefully we’ll see you there! The Wellcome Trust and the Science in Society team at the British Science Association are working in partnership to organise the 2011 Science Communication Conference taking place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 May 2011 at Kings Place, London. The Conference addresses the key issues facing science communicators in the UK. Each year brings together people who are involved in public engagement – a diverse group … Continue reading

Posted on November 22, 2010 by in Science Engagement. Tagged , , , . Comments Off on Science Communication Conference: call for proposals

Guest blogger: IAS March 2009 winner Gillian Hamilton

Normally young people don’t get much say in science funding, but in I’m a Scientist they choose which scientist they think should get a prize of £500 to communicate their work. March 2009 winner Gillian Hamilton has very kindly agreed to be our guest blogger this week and tell everyone about what she did with the money. I decided to take part in the I’m a Scientist project because I liked the idea of chatting to high school students and telling them more about what a career in science entails, something I didn’t know much about when I was at school. From the feedback it sounds like the majority of students enjoyed the experience which is a great result. Winning was completely unexpected, and I’m still thrilled about it! I have used the prize money to attend the annual Alzheimer’s Research Trust conference which was held this year at the … Continue reading

Posted on May 1, 2009 by in How Science Works, Scientists. Tagged , , , , , , . Comments Off on Guest blogger: IAS March 2009 winner Gillian Hamilton