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Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach. (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Moss, T. (2019). Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach. PLoS ONE, 14(10), 25. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223728

Education outreach in schools has been identified as a critical route to influence children’s perceptions and capabilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics careers. Evidence suggests that providing non-teaching professionals like... Read More about Validating a scale to measure engineers’ perceived self-efficacy for engineering education outreach..

What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication? (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C. (2019). What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040306

This essay discusses how gender-focused culture change initiatives developed for science (like Athena SWAN) might offer models for science communication. Such initiatives can seek to mobilise change amongst university departments and practices, but t... Read More about What role can Athena SWAN play in gender equality and science communication?.

Catch 22 -improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Hobbs, L. (2019). Catch 22 -improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040305

There is a significant under-representation of women in STEM which is damaging societal progress for democratic, utilitarian, and equity reasons. However, changing stereotypes in STEM requires a solution denied by the problem-more visible female role... Read More about Catch 22 -improving visibility of women in science and engineering for both recruitment and retention.

Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm (2019)
Journal Article
Little, H. (2019). Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm. JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(4), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040101

In early August 2019, the U.S.A. saw 2 significant mass shootings in just 48 hours. On Twitter, Neil deGrasse Tyson responded with a tweet to his millions of followers. He outlined the number of deaths in 48 hours from other causes, and seemed to dis... Read More about Communicating science: lessons from a Twitterstorm.

Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events (2019)
Journal Article
Hobbs, L., Stevens, C., Hartley, J., Ashby, M., Lea, I., Bowden, L., …Burke, T. (2019). Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events. Research for All, 3(2), 142-160. https://doi.org/10.18546/RFA.03.2.03

Engagement with science and scientific skills is an important aspect of children's ability to navigate the world around them, but engagement with science is low in comparison with other subjects. The Lancaster University outreach project Science Hunt... Read More about Using Minecraft to engage children with science at public events.

Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019) (2019)
Journal Article
Fogg-Rogers, L., Wiehe, B., Comerford, D., Fooshee, J., & Durant, J. (2019). Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019). JCOM: Journal of Science Communication, 18(04), https://doi.org/10.22323/2.18040801

Live science events engage publics with science in a social context. This article articulates the aims and ethos of this growing sector within a research context. Semi-structured interviews (N=13) and focus groups (N=77) were conducted with event pra... Read More about Science Live -articulating the aims and ethos of science event practitioners in the USA and UK (2019).

The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”) (2019)
Report
Sardo, M. (2019). The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”). Wellcome Trust

This report details the main findings of the evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”), Provision for Public Engagement project linked to the Wellcome Trust funded research project UPSTREAM (“Factoring long-... Read More about The evaluation of the INUDGE project (“Citizen Engagement in Healthy Urban Development”).

Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019 (2019)
Report
Fogg-Rogers, L., & Hobbs, L. (2019). Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019. Bristol, UK: Royal Academy of Engineering

Only 11% of engineers in the UK are women. For democratic, utilitarian and equity reasons this is not enough. Both recruitment and retention are important – more girls need to connect with engineering as a creative, socially conscious, collaborative... Read More about Women Like Me Executive Summary 2019.

Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey (2019)
Journal Article
Berry, M., McNulty, C., Ridgway, A., Young, L., & Verlander, N. (2019). Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey. Journal of Infection Prevention, 20(6), 281-288. https://doi.org/10.1177/1757177419862039

The use of debating as an educational tool is increasing in popularity. Students who take part in debates can develop a range of skills such as confidence and communication and also gain a greater understanding of the topic discussed. This study eval... Read More about Using debate to educate young people in schools about antibiotic use and resistance: A before and after evaluation using a questionnaire survey.

SiP 2019 Engaged In Busy Work - Practitioner Development (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. (2019, July). SiP 2019 Engaged In Busy Work - Practitioner Development. Presented at Science in Public 2019, Manchester, UK

This presentation introduced preceding festival research which led to the creation of the project ‘Unkindest Cut’. International research from the Science Live project indicated that science festival and event organisers considered their work to be a... Read More about SiP 2019 Engaged In Busy Work - Practitioner Development.

The iconicity toolbox: Empirical approaches to measuring iconicity (2019)
Journal Article
Motamedi, Y., Little, H., Nielsen, A., & Sulik, J. (2019). The iconicity toolbox: Empirical approaches to measuring iconicity. Language and Cognition, 11(2), 188-207. https://doi.org/10.1017/langcog.2019.14

Growing evidence from across the cognitive sciences indicates that iconicity plays an important role in a number of fundamental language processes, spanning learning, comprehension, and online use. One benefit of this recent upsurge in empirical work... Read More about The iconicity toolbox: Empirical approaches to measuring iconicity.

Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Sardo, M., Larbey, R., & Laggan, S. (2019, June). Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development. Presented at SciComm South West 2019, Bristol, United Kingdom

“Shape our City” is a UWE Bristol creative engagement project working with researchers and Bristol-based citizens and organisations on understanding the city's priorities for achieving healthy urban development. In this project we developed a ran... Read More about Making the invisible visible. Using art to engage people in healthy urban development.

Understanding the effects of ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours on visitor understanding of collections and research (2019)
Journal Article
Wilkinson, C., & Gallimore, E. (2019). Understanding the effects of ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours on visitor understanding of collections and research. Curator: The Museum Journal, 62(2), 105-115. https://doi.org/10.1111/cura.12307

Collections can be a ‘mystery’ to many museum visitors, which makes investing in behind-the-scenes tours an opportunity for increasing awareness of the role museums play in scientific research. Drawing on the theories of contextual learning, situated... Read More about Understanding the effects of ‘behind-the-scenes’ tours on visitor understanding of collections and research.

Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Margarida, S., & Sinnett, D. (2018, December). Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool. Presented at Science In Public Conference (2018), Cardiff, Wales

There is continuing encouragement for more researchers to engage with the public around their research. One of the goals of public engagement is to ensure that there is public input about policy decisions that may require difficult choices among comp... Read More about Evaluation of the Q Method as a public engagement tool.

UWE BoxED: Empowering students in the 'real world' - providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the BoxED project (2018)
Journal Article
Bourne, K., Wilkinson, C., Bancroft, M., Robinson, G., Noel, C., Varadi, A., …Lewis, D. (2018). UWE BoxED: Empowering students in the 'real world' - providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the BoxED project. Higher Education Pedagogies, 3(1), 451-462. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2018.1462098

The Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences at the University of the West of England, Bristol has been piloting a schools outreach project entitled BoxED (EDucation in a Box) since 2015. School activities are inspired from the research and teaching o... Read More about UWE BoxED: Empowering students in the 'real world' - providing responsible research and innovation opportunities through the BoxED project.

Making STEM for everyone: Resources for supporting people from under-represented groups to engage with Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering (2018)
Other
Hobbs, L., & Fogg Rogers, L. (2018). Making STEM for everyone: Resources for supporting people from under-represented groups to engage with Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering

A resource compilation This document provides a compilation of resources for supporting people from under-represented groups to study STEM subjects, enter STEM careers and see that STEM subjects can be ‘for them’. The list is arranged in a seri... Read More about Making STEM for everyone: Resources for supporting people from under-represented groups to engage with Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering.

Iconicity in signed and spoken vocabulary: A comparison between American Sign Language, British Sign Language, English, and Spanish (2018)
Journal Article
Perlman, M., Little, H., Thompson, B., & Thompson, R. L. (2018). Iconicity in signed and spoken vocabulary: A comparison between American Sign Language, British Sign Language, English, and Spanish. Frontiers in Psychology, 9(1433), https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01433

Considerable evidence now shows that all languages, signed and spoken, exhibit a significant amount of iconicity. We examined how the visual-gestural modality of signed languages facilitates iconicity for different kinds of lexical meanings compared... Read More about Iconicity in signed and spoken vocabulary: A comparison between American Sign Language, British Sign Language, English, and Spanish.