Researches need to be thinking about how to create "impact", deliver "more bang" for their bucks and get their research out into the public domain so that people know what they money is being spent on and why it's important.
However, scientists (and bio-engineers) are paid to carry out research, so why not engage Novo Science to do this for you? I'd be delighted to hear from anyone who wants to get his or her research "out there".
Public engagement for Researchers
We can help with
- Creating activities, workshops or demonstrations for you to deliver at science festivals
- Working with you to design and deliver workshops or doing so on your behalf
- Taking your work out into the community (art galleries, shopping centres, community centres, etc)
- Work with us to enhance your own ideas -
Grant awarding bodies now want to know how applicants will disseminate their results and are keen to see engagement with a wide audience. They are particularly keen to see public-funded research passed on to the public, at large, rather than hiding behind paywalls in specialised academic journals.
At Novo Science we can help you carry this out. Why use up precious resources and staff hours, taking you from the very research that you're funded to carry out, when you can commission us to create a public-focussed event, based on your own novel data?
Public perception of science
How can we, as scientists, change some of the more negative perceptions, whilst maintaining the positive ones?
Scientists must do more to be visible and to explain their research in an accessible and entertaining way. Frankly we scientists are odd because the science alone sustains our interest and "floats our boats"; after all, that's why we're scientists. "Normal" people often see science as a joyless, hard-to-understand and sometimes scary proposition. It is up to us - the scientists - to accurately communicate both our research discoveries and also, more importantly, our enthusiasm for our subjects and how they could impact on people's lives.
Some examples of our work