Science Communication

As western societies are becoming increasingly dependent on scientific and technological developments, full exercise of citizenship requires the ability to understand those developments. Scientists should be able to make those progresses meaningful to different communities and to discuss their implications. Our research group participates in a variety of activities, from receiving school students to all the sort of participation in the media to discuss our published work.

Additionally Mónica Bettencourt-Dias is part of the Comunicar-Ciência team, a team dedicated to train Portuguese scientists to communicate with the media and the public and to promote the dialogue between scientists and journalists. See our course in 2010. more

Members of our group participate in several science communication activities, such as speed dating with members of the public at the Optimus Alive Concert (2008, 2009, 2010), IGC Open Day in 2008, 2009, 2010, and Mundo Mix 2009; educational games, theater plays, science-myth busting stalls, and Researchers Scientific night 2008. Additionally, schools come to our lab and members of our lab also visit schools to speak with students or help them in research projects.