What is it? 

A series of short talks and labs about different scicomm topics.

When is it? 

February and March 2021, at lunch time (no more than 2h in the time range 12:00-15:00).

Where is it? 

Online with Zoom sessions

What benefits? 

We can officially report/certificate the number of hours of the course and your institute can decide to convert them into ECTS points (credits). Moreover, for MCCAIT members, we will assign a prizemoney award to the best communicator.
Award details: You will be asked to work individually or in small groups to create a content (graphic, written, audio, or video) that will have the purpose of bringing doubters closer to an understanding of how the Covid-19 vaccine works and, hopefully, be less afraid of it. You will have two weeks to work on the final content. After that, we will meet again to revise your creations (with 30 minutes per group) and make them ready to be published on the MCAA social media accounts. The content that will gain the most engagement will receive prizemoney!

How much does it cost? 

Registration fee is 50€.

Who can apply? 

There will be a limited number of seats. The priority will be given to the MCAA Italy Chapter Members, then to the MCAA Members of the other chapters and, in case of some seat left, it will be open to non-members.

When the registration deadline? 

The 14th of February 2021

Full Program available here

Pre-Registration via email (limited number of seats).

We kindly ask you to include the following information* in the pre-registration form via email (italy.chapter@mariecuriealumni.eu).

 

     Name:*

     Institution:*

     Select one (MCAA-Member/MCAA-Italy Chapter/non-member):*

 

 

 

Agenda

February 15th

12:45 - 13:00 - “Intro to the talk series” - Riccardo Biondi

13:00 -15:00 - “Poetry in science” - Sam Illingworth

February 25th

13:00 -14:30 - “Research Writing for International Peer-Reviewed Journals” - Elena Bazanova

March 3rd

12:30 - 13:30 - “The power of social media in science communication” - Valeria Cigala

March 4th

12:30 - 13:30 - “The power of social media in science communication” - Silvia Sironi

March 6th

12:00 - 13:30 - “The power of social media in science communication” - Valeria Cigala & Silvia Sironi

Award - content creation process

March 11th

13:00 -14:30 - “Research Writing for International Peer-Reviewed Journals” - Elena Bazanova

March 12th

13:00 – 15:00 - “Science journalism” - Donato Ramani

March 20th

9:00 – 12:00 - “Social media Lab review” - Valeria Cigala & Silvia Sironi

Award - content final revision and Social Media publication

March 23rd

12:30 - 14:30 – How can public science communication advance and enrich your research? What is the science of science communication all about, and why does it matter?”-  Marina Joubert

March 30th

12:30 – 14:30 “Organizing a public science event” Chiara Saviane

March 31st

12:30 – 14:30 “Organizing a public science event” Chiara Saviane

April 1st

Awards – content winner announcement!

 

Speakers

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"Rhyme your research (Poetry in science)"
Monday, February 15th

Dr. Sam Illingworth is an Associate Professor at Edinburgh Napier University, UK.  He is a work-leading expert in using poetry to develop a dialogue between scientists and non-scientists. You can find out more about his work and research via his website www.samillingworth.com or on Twitter @samillingworth.

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"Research Writing for International Peer-Reviewed Journals"
Thursday, February 25th

Thursday, March 11th

Elena M. Bazanova, Ph.D., associate professor, an academic writing expert, and a scientific editor. Dr. Bazanova is the author of about 40 publications, including 17 textbooks and academic study manuals on English language teaching. Currently, she directs the Language Training and Testing Center at Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) and the Academic Writing Office at the National University of Science and Technology MISIS. She is a member of several important writing associations. Dr. Bazanova has specialized in teaching English for Specific Academic Purposes, and she is the author of the COURSERA specialization “English for Research Publication Purposes” including four courses: Academic Literacy, Scholarly Communication, Grant Proposal, and Technical Writing.

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"The power of Social Media in science communication"
Thursday, March 4th

Saturday March 6th

Saturday, March 20th

Silvia received her Ph.D. from the Ludwig-Maximilian Universität of Munich with a project on acute myeloid leukemia. She took a master’s degree in Journalism and Science Communication, which led her to start a new career in this field. After a position in the Italian senator’s office and the scientist Elena Cattaneo and working for two years at the AIRC foundation in Milan, Silvia is now Science Communication Manager at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich

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"The power of Social Media in science communication"

Wednesday, March 3rd

Saturday March 6th

Saturday, March 20th

Valeria is an MC alumna and currently a postdoc in experimental volcanology at LMU Munich (DE), interested in science communication and outreach. She is the Editor in chief of the European Geoscience Union Natural Hazards Division Blog, which also involves managing the same Division’s Social Media accounts.

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"Science communication: from theory to practice (science journalism)"
Friday, March 12th

Donato is a science communicator, science writer, and journalist. He is currently a staff of SISSA’s Communication Unit. As a trainer and communicator, he collaborates with several public and private organizations and has taken part in some important international projects.

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"How can public science communication advance and enrich your research? What is the science of science communication all about, and why does it matter?"
Tuesday, March 23rd

Dr. Marina Joubert is a science communication researcher at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She promotes pro-active involvement of researchers in open dialogue between science and society, and the development of evidence-based science communication practice. She focus on how scientists respond to increasing demands for public engagement, and how scientists can be supported to be more successful when they reach out to communities, youth, policymakers and other audiences. In addition to research, her job involves academic teaching and short training courses.

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"Organizing a public science event"
Tuesday, March 30th

Wednesday, March 31st

Chiara is Communication Officer and lecturer of the Master Course in Science Communication "Franco Prattico" at SISSA, Trieste (Italy). She is among the organizers of the local editions of the Brain Awareness Week, Pint of Science, European Researcher's Night and other outreach and institutional events. Chiara has been involved in the preparation and management of several European projects. She has previously done several years of research in neuroscience in Italy and UK and has worked as Science Programme Officer at the Wellcome Trust in London.

 

Venue

Online with Zoom sessions

Partners

 

Science Communication School http://www.sciencecommunicationschool.org/

Science Communication School

 

 

 

 

 

Organisers

MCAA-Italy Chapter

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-Registration Form

We kindly ask you to include the following information* in the pre-registration form via email (italy.chapter@mariecuriealumni.eu).

 

Name:*

Institution:*

Select one (MCAA-Member/MCAA-Italy Chapter/non-member):*

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You will receive the eventbrite link in order to complete the registration through the payment option.

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