Science Communication & Society
To get an idea of the science communication products and research that is possible, below are a few examples of student projects of recent years.
Final Projects SCS Fundamentals
During the final weeks of the course SCS Fundamentals students work in groups on actual science communication products for clients within the science faculty. Below is a list of a few examples:
- Mathematics Walk (“Wiskundewandeling”);
- Muurformules audiotour
- An antibiotics escaperoom for high school classes.
- Demonstration about the science behind ice skating;
- A guide to Martian landscapes on Earth; about the Mars analogue sites of the MASE research project;
- A board game about galaxies.
- “Oogstmania”, a game about global food safety for the Hortus Botanicus as part of the EU project Big Picnic.
Student research projects
As part of their internships, SCS students conduct a science communication research study. Below are a few examples of student research projects.
- Medisch nieuws in de media by Francien Bossema
- The Role of Authenticity in The Perception and Appreciation of Museum Objects by Dylan van Gerven
- Ervaringen van leerlingen in een mobiel planetarium by Joris Hanse
- Knowledge Transfer: Investigating Factors That Enhance or Inhibit Scientists’ Engagement In Knowledge Transfer Activities by Charlotte Poot
- The role of visuals in educational material for diabetes patients by Carmen Dietvorst
- Children’s needs and preferences regarding readability and the use of images in an information text by Tessa Vossen
- Gender Stereotypes in Science Education Resources: A Visual Content Analysis by Anne Kerkhoven