My name is Araceli, and presently I am doing my PhD at the University of Strathclyde under the supervision of Andrew Daley.
Throughout my childhood the process of learning science relied basically on educators together with books. Nowadays, the access to all kind of videos and online courses is only a stone’s throw away, thanks to new technologies. The means used to teach and communicate science have changed over the years. Nevertheless, the general way to connect with people remains basically unaltered.
The STEAM Summer School provides training in science communication for university students, researchers, and educators. It innovatively marries science and art in science communication practice. The 10-day programme (13-22 July, 2016) at Rhine-Waal University (Dutch/German border) offers a unique experience in science communication training.
We physicists are positive that physics is the most important thing in life. We take for granted the notion that without the achievements of physics, industry, technology and even human life itself would be less productive.
We have to face the fact, however, that we are not alone. It is hard to find physicists amongst the decision makers at government levels, and even scientific policy makers may not consider physics as important as we do…