How can I meet a scientist?

Me, proudly wearing my lab coat

Unfortunately, it is well established that scientists are in someway distant from society. Thus, the communication between these two worlds seems to be difficult.

Fortunately, in the last couple of years, different initiatives started to create a link between science and society.

Today I will give you some hints to meet and talk with scientists.

Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist: teachers can send a request to meet a scientist in one specific field (chemistry, biology, geology, astronomy…) and they can have a Q&A session via Skype with their students.

If you are a scientist: sign up!

If you are a teacher: send the request and allow your students to live an incredible experience.

If you are a student: inform your teacher(s) about this amazing possibility.

The Social Scientist

The Social Scientist: it is a community were people interested in STEM (students, academics, people working in industry) have the possibility to chat with scientists, who will act as mentors. They will share their stories, how they achieve their goals, how they overcame the difficulties they met during their studies and much more.

If you are a scientist: sign up!

For any other person: get in touch with scientists.

Soapbox Science

Soapbox Science: it is a public outreach platform for promoting women scientists. Their events (check their website, there are events all over the world) are a way for public learning and scientific debate.

If you are a female scientist: sign up!

If you are a male scientist: tell about this initiative to your female colleagues.

For any other person: participate to the events and spread the news!

Published by Martina Bodner

Biotechnologist, PhD Candidate in Food Chemistry, Science Teacher, STEM and autism advocate, mother.

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