Science board games or blogs? Drawing your research or dancing it? Science photography, theater or…clowning?! Such are the choices you will have to make at the Science & You PhD Study Days! For three days leading up to the international science communication conference in June 2015, Science & You will offer free workshops to 150 PhD students on the art and many styles of popularizing your research. Learn more about it – applications are due 17 November!
Science board games or blogs? Drawing your research or dancing it? Science photography, theater or…clowning?!
Such are the choices you will have to make at the Science & You PhD Study Days! For three days leading up to the international science communication event in June 2015 (that is, from 31 May to 2 June), the University of Lorraine (France) invites PhD students from all fields and countries to attend a training program on popularizing their research.
Thirty trainers – professionals in each science popularization “tool” – will accompany 150 PhD candidates through their choice of workshops from the 12 available.
“Can you explain your research to your grandmother?” the Science & You video asks. “A funder? A recruiter?” These things are important and can make the difference for the future of your scientific career, as well as society’s ability to benefit from what you do.
So, join Science & You for three days of discovery of unusual, fun, and effective ways to release research from the lab. Young scientists from every field and background are welcome, and it’s easy to apply: just fill in this online form by November 17th. (Note that you must currently be a PhD student to participate.) Applicants selected will be informed by email in December.
The PhD Study Days are free: Science & You will cover the cost of the workshops, accommodation and meals for the three days, and even attendance of the international conference following. You just have to get yourself to Metz, France for the events. Financial support may be available from your own lab, university or embassy. You’ll find the complete program and application information here.
If you’re selected for the PhD Study Days, the only thing left to do will be to choose:
Science radio or writing? Museum exhibit design? Or science storytelling for young audiences? It’s up to you!