#SciComm (articles)

How Could Smart Not Mean SMART?

Setting goals is the one sure way to get to what you want, even if it is difficult and requires strenuous effort. However, just as goals differ in their specification, they differ in achievability, which is determined by the framework they are set within.

Towards Equitable Learning Environments for All

Childhood is the basic phase of learning and development, on which everything after is built. As such, each experience children go through during this period is so important and impacts them dramatically.

Tinkering in STEM; More Than Fun!

You may remember the broken bridge that you created while still a child to carry a huge truck, till it came into pieces. You might have tried another one, with better construction to be more solid; once, twice and more. To be more aware and confident with your construction, you might have used your senses to explore the physical properties of materials, took things apart then put them together to figure out how things work.

Methods and Types of Science Communication

People, since a very young age, tend to watch, listen, and analyze everything around them. Seeking knowledge has never been limited to some people; it is embedded in all of us. Since scientific knowledge explains most of the events and phenomena happening around us, the importance of its acquisition has become a must.

How Could Inclusion and Engagement Affect Learners’ Pursuit in STEM?

What makes us like some places and willing to visit them many times but feel estranged from others is the feeling of belonging that some spaces provide while others lack. Schools and learning environments are no exception; if a learning space engages its visitors, makes them feel welcomed and that they belong to it, better results would be achieved. Yet, how could this be that important to the enrichment of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields?

Women in STEM: Pushing Through Boundaries

Every journey has its unique good, bad, and hard times; the journeys of female scientists in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are always a source of inspiration. Even though some of these journeys may intersect at some points, each one remains special with its challenges and outcomes.

Meet Dr. Atheer Awad Whose Work Focuses on Enhancing Treatment Efficiency

Dr. Atheer Awad has recently been honoured as one of 15 innovators from the MENA region under 35 by MIT Technology Review, for her outstanding and highly-impactful work.

How Can Children Contribute to Science?

The enthusiasm for science starts with an eagerness to learn its basics, which leads to the next step: the passion for contribution. Although this step is expected from people with a major in science or who are planning to get one, it does not stop there. The general public can also contribute to science and get involved in scientific research and in-field work by means of "citizen science".

Supporting Science Centers’ Visitors with Dyslexia and ADHD

Supporting children who struggle with learning disabilities has always been a necessity, even if it has been overlooked for years. Recently, the awareness of inclusion and equity for all children has risen through different ways; campaigns, conferences, among other means. It has also been included in the 2030 agenda for the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tools and Techniques to Assist Visitors with Vision Impairment in STEM

It is doubtless that Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) are highly visual subjects, which means that their teaching requires the use of visual techniques. This is the first barrier that hinders people with a visual impairment from pursuing their careers in these fields, regardless of their capabilities.

Assistive Technology Tools to Prepare Children with Disabilities for STEM Fields

Creating special programs for children with disabilities and using special technology tools to help them fully absorb the experience are fundamental steps to increase their engagement and abilities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Besides their vital role in leveling up our lives, these highly progressing fields are packed with opportunities thanks to the evolution of technology that has been creating higher demands for diversity of thought, experience, perspective, and background.

Science Centers and Museums Reshaping their Identities

Science centers' and museums’ role in communicating science through hands-on experiences has been evident. Recently, they have been working on reshaping their identities to promote more social responsibility, engagement with complex science and technology issues, besides civic engagement and change.