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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.

Robots vs animals: Cultures of public engagement (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2017, December). Robots vs animals: Cultures of public engagement. Poster presented at Engage 2017, Bristol, UK

A widespread culture supporting public engagement activities in higher education is desirable but difficult to establish. Drawing on social cognitive theory, this science communication project aimed to enhance culture change in engineering by develop... Read More about Robots vs animals: Cultures of public engagement.

Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2017, November). Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula. Paper presented at UK & Ireland Engineering Education Research Network Symposium 2017: Time for Change! Challenging the Status Quo in Engineering Education, London, UK

Undergraduate education incorporating active learning through education outreach presents a critical opportunity to influence future engineering teaching and practice capabilities. Engineering education outreach activities have been shown to have mul... Read More about Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula.

Learning to grow: Evaluation and reflective practice (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2017, November). Learning to grow: Evaluation and reflective practice. Presented at UK Science Festival Network Conference 2017, Edinburgh, UK

This presentation provided information about the UK Science Festival Network Pilot Evaluation in 2017. It gave recommendations for evaluation tools and future reflective practice for event practitioners.

Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Fowles-Sweet, W. (2017, September). Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula. Presented at Unibility: Conference on University Social Responsibility, Barcelona, Spain

Background Universities occupy a vital role in the community; thus undergraduate education incorporating active service learning provides opportunities to influence communities now and in the future (1). One example is engineering education outreach... Read More about Engineering and society: Embedding active service learning in undergraduate curricula.

Society vs the individual: How can we work together to enable behaviour change? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2017, September). Society vs the individual: How can we work together to enable behaviour change?. Presented at Community Psychology Festival 2017, Bristol, UK

In order to prevent potential climate change catastrophe we need many countries and cultures to work together towards a shared aim. However, political, geographical and even administrative barriers mean this gargantuan task is often neglected by poli... Read More about Society vs the individual: How can we work together to enable behaviour change?.

Are women part of mankind? Vicarious experience and self-efficacy (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., & Boushel, C. (2017, July). Are women part of mankind? Vicarious experience and self-efficacy. Presented at Science in Public: How do science and technology affect what it means to be human?, Sheffield, England

This talk presented Laura's research on ‘Robots vs Animals’; a science communication project aimed at broadening the appeal of engineering for girls, which is a highly male-dominated profession (93% male in the UK). Drawing on social cognitive theory... Read More about Are women part of mankind? Vicarious experience and self-efficacy.

Curiosity connections – paired peer learning between engineers and teachers (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., Edmonds, J., & Lewis, F. (2017, May). Curiosity connections – paired peer learning between engineers and teachers. Presented at Beyond STEM - Informal Science Learning Across Disciplines, London, England

Only 5% of primary school teachers have a science related degree (Department for Education, 2013), and yet research shows that children (particularly girls) develop their attitudes towards STEM as a potential career before the age of 11 (Archer et al... Read More about Curiosity connections – paired peer learning between engineers and teachers.

People like me do that – and it’s okay! (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2017, March). People like me do that – and it’s okay!. Paper presented at Hypatia Network Hub Meeting, Bristol, UK

Vicarious experience is influential for girls and women o “You can’t be what you can’t see” - role models can influence societal perceptions o But role models have a tricky path to walk – not too dominant, not too geeky, competent at their jobs b... Read More about People like me do that – and it’s okay!.

Scientists in person: Live science events (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2016, April). Scientists in person: Live science events. Presented at Science and Technology Education Group, London, UK

We are told that the modern researcher needs to be digitally connected and fluent with communicating online and through the media. Indeed, communicating science to thousands of people has never been easier, and yet, live, in-person, public events sti... Read More about Scientists in person: Live science events.

Science learning through play (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., & Hobbs, L. (2016, January). Science learning through play. Paper presented at Association for Science Education Conference, Birmingham, UK

Play is frequently associated with ‘just having fun’, giving it a bad reputation amongst learning practitioners. However, neuroscience and psychological research indicates that play is essential for human development and wellbeing. We argue that play... Read More about Science learning through play.

Royal Society scientists in schools (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Wilkinson, C., & Weitkamp, E. (2016, January). Royal Society scientists in schools. Paper presented at Association for Science Education Conference, Birmingham, UK

Scientists are increasingly being urged to participate in education outreach programmes as part of the public engagement agenda, to connect society with science and improve attitudes to STEM subjects. Although often taking place in a formal education... Read More about Royal Society scientists in schools.

Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., & Comerford, D. (2015, July). Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building. Paper presented at British Interactive Group Gathering 2015, Norfolk, UK

Live public science events are increasingly being acknowledged as distinct formats within the spectrum of science communication activity. There is, however, little overall tracking of or advocacy for such activity. External supporters of events, incl... Read More about Science live phase one: Community scoping and consensus building.

Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Sardo, M., & Boushel, C. (2015, June). Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals. Paper presented at Stories about Science: Exploring Science Communication and Entertainment Media, Manchester

We are told that engineering is in crisis, with double the number of engineers needed by 2020. Only 7% of the UK’s engineering workforce is female, so many outreach programmes now focus on girls as the next generation. However, engineering is portra... Read More about Emotional engineering – the story of Robots vs Animals.

Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A., Hobbs, C., Edmonds, J., & Lewis, F. (2015, April). Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities. Paper presented at Engineering Professors' Council Congress 2015, Salford

The Children as Engineers project is an innovative new way to enrich undergraduate education as well as giving primary school children the experience of being an engineer. Undergraduate student engineers worked closely with student teachers to design... Read More about Children as engineers: Maximising engineering outreach for universities.

Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Dennis, L. A., Fisher, M., & Winfield, A. F. (2015, January). Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour. Presented at Twenty-Ninth AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Texas, USA

Ensuring that autonomous systems work ethically is both complex and difficult. However, the idea of having an additional ‘governor’ that assesses options the system has, and prunes them to select the most ethical choices is well understood. Recent wo... Read More about Towards verifiably ethical robot behaviour.

Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L. (2014, December). Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival. Paper presented at Engage 2014 - Captivating places; Captivating ideas; Captivating people: Unlocking the potential of curiosity-driven engagement, Bristol, UK

Engagement is a two-way process, but does that interaction need to occur with every contact? Lectures have been discredited as one-way transmission, but when employed within a range of engagement formats, they may fulfill audience needs to inspire cu... Read More about Knowledge is power: Audience preferences for engagement and learning at a science festival.

The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2014, May). The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences

“He Tangata, He Tangata, He Tangata” is a Maori proverb emphasising how people are the most important thing in the world. It’s a concept we will explore in this session, serving as a reminder of the central importance of the audience for successful e... Read More about The people, the people, the people: Engaging under-served audiences.

Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2014, March). Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music. Presented at AHRC Science in Culture Ignite 2014, London, UK

Imagine a world where you can’t speak. It’s that tip of the tongue moment which frustrates us all, but is an everyday reality for people with aphasia. This language disorder results from brain damage like stroke, when the brain area responsible for o... Read More about Singing in unison: The neuroscience, art and therapy of music.

Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Liu, W., & Winfield, A. F. (2012, November). Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots. Paper presented at International Symposium on Distributed Autonomous Robotic Systems, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

This paper describes the distributed self-assembly of a multi-robot ‘organism’ from a swarm of autonomous heterogeneous modular mobile robots. A distributed self-assembly strategy based on a symbol sequence representation is proposed. Constructed fro... Read More about Self-assembly in heterogeneous modular robots.