Girls and women in STEM

In several studies children were asked to draw a scientist. In almost all cases they drawn men, with glasses and in a lab coat. A research from the National Girls Collaborative Project shows that until K-12 (before the ending of high school) there is no difference in the achievements in math and science between boysContinue reading “Girls and women in STEM”

Officina della Chimica – Chemistry Garage

“Officina della Chimica” or chemistry garage was a workshop I organized during the academic year 2014/2015 for my students. The idea was to play with chemistry in a more relaxed environment compared to usual lectures. Only 6 students attended the workshop, but they devoted three afternoons per week, their Eastern holidays and also part ofContinue reading “Officina della Chimica – Chemistry Garage”

What do scientists and science communicators do?

Among other things, I am a scientist. Usually people say to me:” Ok, but what do you actually do?” So, the real question is: what does a scientist do? Scientists are basically curious people, interested in the wonders of the world, who want to crack the secrets of nature. To do so they (we) applyContinue reading “What do scientists and science communicators do?”