March 14th 2017 saw Hiroshima University host guests from near and far for our symposium: Nurturing Global SciComm Talent, Projecting Japan’s Science to the World. With speakers and guests from Ireland, USA, Germany, New Zealand, UK, and of course Japan it made for an interesting exchange of ideas.
Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse Interview Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse spoke to us during his visit to campus. There is some really good advice here for students and researchers of all ages. Timing guide to questions:- 0.00.13 On collaboration between disciplines- 0.00.48 Should scientists be more politically involved?- 0.01.34 Youth or experience – which is more important?- 0.02.35 Should scientists be trained in science communication?- 0.03.11 Coping with disappointment as a young scientist- 0.04.02 Should we be aiming for awards?- 0.04.55 Any other advice for students?Music tracks used in video: 1. Corporate (Success)2. Follow Your Dreams3. Corporate (Uplifting)All from the album Corporate & Motivational by Scott Holmes –… Read more
The International Science Communication Team hosted workshops for Hiroshima University researchers in early November 2016. During the three-hour event, participants practiced their skills at introducing their research to broad audiences in written form and giving verbal interviews for international journalists. This event has provided a foundation to foster their dedication and enthusiasm for sharing their results with the public and potential collaborators. The Research Planning Office will continue to provide scence communication skill building opportunities for the Hiroshima University community in the future. The workshops were led by the Science Communication Fellow, Caitlin Devor. Click the link below to see the original advertisement for the event. faculty-scicomm-workshop-advert
Hiroshima University hosted the 2012 Nobel Prize Winners in Physiology or Medicine, Sir John Gurdon and Professor Shinya Yamanaka. The Professors came to campus on March 7, 2016 and spoke to the university community at a public lecture event that was attended by faculty, students, staff, and local high school students. Click the link below to read a summary of the event, including Sir Gurdon’s tour of the Amphibian Research Center. Video clips of the two lectures are also available! Nobel Winners Visit Hiroshima University March 2016 Sir John Gurdon speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/181023042290955/ Professor Shinya Yamanaka speaking at Hiroshima University: https://www.facebook.com/HiroshimaUniversityResearch/videos/185344838525442/