CHEMISTRY ISN’T BORING, YOU ARE BORING.
Among the STEM disciplines, chemistry is the least appealing to the general public. Biology fascinates people with all the beautiful mechanisms that make our body works. Physicists engage with amazing stories about the origin of the universe, black holes and gravitational waves. Computer scientists are always up with the next revolutionary algorithm to show off. It sounds like that chemists don’t have any nice story to tell. The Royal Society of Chemistry launched the campaign “chemistry isn’t boring, you are boring” to promote more outreach and public engagement activities to make chemistry more attractive for a lay audience. Chemistry can be accounted for almost every chemical process in the universe and still we don’t know how to communicate this. Continue reading here.
Contribution to #featurethechemistry
SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION. Today I had the privilege to come to London at the headquarters of the Society of Chemical Industry to give a talk about using social media for scicomm.
I’ll be talking about the recent campaign #featurethechemistry that I launched on Instagram along with my friends 👫👭👬 @helenthechemist @chem.with.kellen @silli_scientist @m_chemiker @scolaro.bianca @chicchemistry @leahthechemist @chemistrylover_vie @science_exercises.eu
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This is the time of the year when the vast majority of grad students start a self-analysis on what’s been over the year. 2018 is almost gone, Christmas decorations are round the corner but we aren’t quite there yet, daylight is a privilege the Northen European countries. So what’s the best time of the year to start a self-care challenge and make it a New Year Resolution for the rest of 2019?.
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Inspired by the Incredible Samantha Yammine I decided to do a video, telling how my PhD empowered me.