Ginny Smith Q&A: Telling your Science Story

Q&A with Ginny Smith after her presentation, Telling your Science Story, from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
We all love stories, and science is full of them. Storytelling can help upgrade your public engagement, whether that’s blogging, public speaking or TikTok. These skills might even help pep up your next seminar or keep that cute stranger’s attention in the pub! This session will guide you through the principles of story-telling, and how to apply them to your research. You will learn to consider the audience, and leave confident you can tell your science story in an engaging and effective way.
Links
Twitter: @BraintasticSci & @GinnyFBSmith
LinkedIn: /ginnyfbsmith
Worksheets: Word or PDF
About Ginny
Ginny is a science writer, presenter & neuroscience expert with a talent for making the complex comprehensible, and a passion to bring brain science to audiences around the world. Over years working as a science communicator, she has honed her skill fo...

 

 

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Ginny Smith: Telling your Science Story

Ginny Smith's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
We all love stories, and science is full of them. Storytelling can help upgrade your public engagement, whether that’s blogging, public speaking or TikTok. These skills might even help pep up your next seminar or keep that cute stranger’s attention in the pub! This session will guide you through the principles of story-telling, and how to apply them to your research. You will learn to consider the audience, and leave confident you can tell your science story in an engaging and effective way.

Worksheets: Word or PDF
About Ginny
Ginny is a science writer, presenter & neuroscience expert with a talent for making the complex comprehensible, and a passion to bring brain science to audiences around the world. Over years working as a science communicator, she has honed her skill for finding the stories in science, and telling them in engaging and compelling ways. She loves to share this as a trainer &...

 

 

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Alice Clark Q&A: Using Social Media to Increase STEM Engagement Amongst Women

Q&A with Alice Clark, after her presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Alice Clark talks about how we create a spark by creating characters and stories that girls and women can relate to & accessing the social media generation.

When it came to role models growing up, Alice knew the big names: Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, but had never connected with their stories, so she went on for all of her education without a role model and without a purpose. It wasn’t until 2020 that she started really finding out more about these women and dug deeper into their stories, past the contribution to science and the awards. What has drawn her into their stories are often the aspects outside their big achievements – their lives, their loves, the obstacles society presents.

What part does social media play in increasing the engagement and participation of young women in STEM? Alice examines the concept of a 'woman in STEM influencer' on socia...

 

 

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Alice Clark: Using Social Media to Increase STEM Engagement Amongst Women

Alice Clark's presentation from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Alice Clark talks about how we create a spark by creating characters and stories that girls and women can relate to & accessing the social media generation.

When it came to role models growing up, Alice knew the big names: Marie Curie, Amelia Earhart, Florence Nightingale, but had never connected with their stories, so she went on for all of her education without a role model and without a purpose. It wasn’t until 2020 that she started really finding out more about these women and dug deeper into their stories, past the contribution to science and the awards. What has drawn her into their stories are often the aspects outside their big achievements – their lives, their loves, the obstacles society presents.

What part does social media play in increasing the engagement and participation of young women in STEM? Alice examines the concept of a 'woman in STEM influencer' on social media and how this f...

 

 

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Indigenous Women in STEM

Recording of the Indigenous Women in STEM panel discussion from the Finding Ada Conference 2020.
Synopsis
Our panellists will be talking about their experiences as indigenous women, how they got into STEM, the issues specific to their indigenous communities when it comes to encouraging girls into STEM, the role of organisations and institutions in supporting indigenous women in STEM and more.
Featuring:

Karlie Noon, astrophysicist
Aleisha Amohia, software developer
Johnnie Jae, journalist & technologist
Shawn Peterson of Native Girls Code
Eteroa Lafaele, software engineer

Our speakers
Karlie Noon
Karlie Alinta Noon is a Gamilaray astrophysicist who is passionate about Indigenous astronomical knowledge and communicating science. She was the first Indigenous female to obtain degrees in physics and mathematics, completed at the University of Newcastle in 2016. She has since completed a master’s degree in astrophysics at the Australian National University ...

 

 

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