Before or after your lunch in Alma Gasthuisberg you have the possibility to visit stands of the science communication units of the universities and university associations, and of several other organisations involved in science communication.
Stemfluence - Amper slim
Amper Slim is a joint science communication project from the Flemish universities and universities of applied sciences trying to attract and stimulate third graders for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as an option for their further studying or profession. We want to challenge youngsters by invading their own, often digital, living environment. Amper Slim is in a constant search for interesting STEM-role models and intriguing STEM-facts living in Flanders that can be accessibly communicated to youngsters.
SCRIPTIE VZW - de Vlaamse PhD Cup
Did you obtain your PhD degree in the past year and a half? Then the Flemish PhD Cup challenges you to convey to the general public the insights of the doctoral research you have been working on for years! Not through an academic lecture, but told as a compelling and comprehensible story for non-peers. After an intense 4-day mediatraining, you will face the ultimate test: can you explain the core of your PhD in just… three minutes? More info on phdcup.be (only in Dutch) – Registration until 31 st of July. The PhD Cup is an initiative of Scriptie vzw in collaboration with a.o. Canvas, De Morgen, EOS Magazine, The Young Academy and FWO.
People who have a scientific question can ask it (in Dutch) on www.ikhebeenvraag.be (I have a question). We wish to guide people towards a correct answer to their questions and to reduce the gap between science and society. And it works, thanks to the input of more than a thousand experts from all scientific fields. Chemistry, technology, language, history, economics,...
Universitaire Associatie Brussel
Joachim Mathieu & Bart Verheecke
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Would you like to communicate about your research towards a broader audience? But you are not sure where to start? Get in touch with the Science Outreach Office (wtnschp),based at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Erasmushogeschool Brussel. The Science Outreach Office supports researchers to spread science towards the general public in an engaging, innovative and attractive way. Write an article for our Science Blog, step on stage during Bright Club, give children a taste of science during the children’s university, participate at the Science Festival… give us a call to discuss your ideas!
Jana Demuyt, Lothe Ramakers
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Are you interested in sharing your research with the rest of the world? Would you like to motivate children and teenagers for your field of research? We are here to help you! Doe mij maar wetenschap! collects all activities from the Association KU Leuven and offers you a huge amount of initiatives to reach your goal. Share your knowledge during the Science Festival Day, train boys and girls with a passion for technology during the Techniekacademie, defend your research on stage on one of our (international) Science Slams or enrich enthusiastic children at the Children’s University.
Associatie Universiteit Gent
David De Wolf, Ineke Imbo, Céline Van Rijckeghem
We organise, stimulate and support numerous initiatives on science communication, such as Science Cafes, Children's Universities, the WoooW Science Festival, ... Would you like to receive further information or would you like to take part in one of our events? Visit our website or contact us!
Els Grieten, Tine Rams, Barbara Deslé, Myriam De Splenter
From enzyme to hydraulic power, from high energy physics to ecodesign, in Antwerp we accelerate society’s knowledge of science. Would you like to help inspire young and old for science? We are always looking for enthusiastic partners for the Science Day (Dag van de Wetenschap), our Science Academy ‘Proefkot’ and the Children’s University (Kinderuniversiteit). Perhaps you’d like to participate in our Press>Speak presentation contest? Let us know!
Els Smeyers, Martijn Peters
Website: www.auhl.be/PUB/AUHL-Onderzoek/AUHL- Wetenschapscommunicatie.html
Are you a science ambassador? Hasselt University and PXL University College have a range of activities for people of all ages. Would you like to set up an activity at the Science Day (Dag van de Wetenschap), do you feel like organizing a Children’s University (Kinderuniversiteit), Science Cafes (Wetenschapscafés) or do you want to get on stage yourself... Please contact us.