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Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell? (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Lewis, F., Edmonds, J., & Fogg-Rogers, L. A. (2015, September). Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell?. Paper presented at European Conference on Educational Research - Education and Transition, Budapest, Hungary

The ‘Children as Engineers’ project brought together 10 primary Initial Teacher Training students and 10 Under-Graduate Engineering students to teach one of ten design challenges to 300 children in classrooms using the European ‘Engineer’ materials.... Read More about Primary pre-service teachers and engineering students learning to teach science - A match made in heaven or hell?.

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.

The ‘others’ and the public voice (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). The ‘others’ and the public voice. Paper presented at International Science in Public Conference, Bristol, UK

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’. Yet at the same time it appears that many public participants may in fact work to conceptualise themselves as ‘unique’. When compared to ‘other people... Read More about The ‘others’ and the public voice.

Publishing from your thesis: Top tips (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2015, July). Publishing from your thesis: Top tips. Presented at PCST Doctoral Summer School, UWE, Bristol

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.

Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Mermikides, A., Van de Velde, A., Mermikides, M., Tanczos, A., & Weitkamp, E. (2015, January). Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers. Poster presented at 30th Meeting of the Belgian Haematological Society, Belgium

Introduction: Dramatic representations of cancer patients play an important role in engaging the public. However, mainstream formats such as Hollywood film, risk sentimentalising the subjective experience of the patient and ‘dumbing down’ the science... Read More about Devised performance as a tool for public engagement in acute haematological cancers.

How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication (2015)
Presentation / Conference
Weitkamp, E. (2015, January). How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication. Presented at Science Communication between Risk and (Un)Certainty, Jena, Germany

Scientists around the world are under increasing pressure to publicise their work. Whether it is funding bodies demanding ‘pathways to impact’ or institutions looking to showcase their wares, few scientists can now escape the pressure to engage with... Read More about How far should we go? Public relations, mediatisation of science and science communication.

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.