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”);
- Demonstration about the science behind ice skating;
- A guide to Martian landscapes on Earth; about the Mars analogue sites of the MASE research project;
- “Oogstmania”, a game about global food safety for the Hortus Botanicus as part of the EU project Big Picnic.
- A new interactive route to the Old Observatory.
- A lesson plan about antibiotics for elementary schools.
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.
- Inclusivity of Dutch Zoos by Sam van Hattum (in Dutch)
- Online inquiry-based learning in the “Verwonderwereld” by Peter Damen (in Dutch)
- Attention deficit when reporting on ADHD: Coverage of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in the New York Times, 1980-2015 by Hannah Park
- Pictograms on written drug information for patients: a review on participation levels in the developing process by Collin Molenaar
- Hungry for knowledge: Exploring elementary school children’s prior knowledge and
- interest in nutrition and malnutrition by Bouchra Eddounassi
- 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