Scientix Webinar: BiOutils and TheScienceBreaker - bringing academic researchers closer to STEM educators
Type of event: webinar
Target groups: teachers
Topic: biology, science education
Language of event: English
Register to the webinar here!
The webinar will take place in the Scientix online meeting room on Wednesday 28 September 2016 at 18:00 Central European Time. After registration, you will receive an e-mail with instructions. NB: Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis!
During the presentation, our speaker will introduce the important role of the BiOutils project for the everyday-teaching of local biology teachers in Geneva and describe the approach adopted by TheScienceBreaker in order to promote the democratisation of scientific literacy. Finally, he will provide a more detailed description on how the joint efforts of BiOutils and TheScienceBreaker will assay to bring closer STEM educators with academic researchers.
About the presenter:
Massimo Caine works as communications officer for the academic lab-based interface “BiOutils”. The mission of this platform is to provide material, support and experimental advice for the teaching of modern experimental biology in schools. In 2015, Massimo founded a platform of science communication called “TheScienceBreaker”. As a partner of the University of Geneva, its mission is that of promoting and supporting the democratization of scientific literacy. Through a simple and innovative approach, the platform promotes (i) the diffusion of solid and rigorous scientific literacy among the laypeople and (ii) the possibility for scientist to reach out of their laboratories, getting directly involved in communicating their research to the broad public. Altogether, these features make TheScienceBreaker a powerful and innovative link between academics and the general public, seeking to promote the democratisation of scientific literacy.