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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.

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.

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.

Developing a community of practice to support the space engineering higher education community (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Berthoud, L., & Glester, A. (2018, April). Developing a community of practice to support the space engineering higher education community. Paper presented at 2nd Symposium on Space Educational Activities: April 11-13 2018, Budapest University of Technology and Economics

The UK-based “Space Universities Network” (SUN) was formed in 2016 with the aim of enhancing the quality of learning and teaching by providing support and resources to the space science and engineering higher education community. The goal of this res... Read More about Developing a community of practice to support the space engineering higher education community.

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.

Our future with clean air: ClairCity (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Chatterton, T., Fogg Rogers, L., Boushel, C., & Hayes, E. T. (2017, October). Our future with clean air: ClairCity. Presented at Changing Minds: Communicate Symposium on Behaviour Change, Bristol, UK

In the European project ClairCity (www.claircity.eu), we apply a societal approach to behaviour change towards reducing air pollution and carbon emissions in cities. The project is engaging with citizens and policymakers from six European cities/regi... Read More about Our future with clean air: ClairCity.

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.

Exploring public perceptions and attitudes on palm oil (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Noyce, T., & Stengler, E. (2017, June). Exploring public perceptions and attitudes on palm oil

Palm oil has become one of the leading causes of deforestation in countries that are developing their economic growth. Despite the vast research and knowledge of the advantages and disadvantages of palm oil, little is known about how people perceive... Read More about Exploring public perceptions and attitudes on palm oil.

Society vs the individual - How can we work together to enable behaviour change? (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Fogg Rogers, L., Boushel, C., Chatterton, T., & Hayes, E. T. (2017, June). Society vs the individual - How can we work together to enable behaviour change?. Presented at Conference on Communication and the Environment, Leicester, England

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?.

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!.

Designing for discussion (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Buckley, T., Grand, A., Stengler, E., & Wilkinson, C. (2016, June). Designing for discussion. Poster presented at UWE Learning and Teaching Conference 2016, UWE Bristol, UK

How we designed an online distance learning course to sustain an active community of learners

Using on-line video science communication to its full potential. Comparative interview-based analysis of five major UK YouTube channels (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Erviti-Ilundáin, M. C., & Stengler, E. (2016, May). Using on-line video science communication to its full potential. Comparative interview-based analysis of five major UK YouTube channels. Paper presented at 15th Annual STS Conference Graz 2016 – Cri cal Issues in Science, Technology and Society Studies, Graz, Austria

Through interviews with the people in charge of five major UK-based YouTube science communication channels, we explore how these are used to various degrees with respect to their full potential. Whilst in some instances the channels are considered as... Read More about Using on-line video science communication to its full potential. Comparative interview-based analysis of five major UK YouTube channels.

“I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). “I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Public engagement brings new responsibilities to citizens that are involved to be ‘representative’ andto it are relatively lacking (Felt and Fochler, 2008). In addition whilst there are many practical resources on dialogues benefits and outcomes from... Read More about “I mean I left school at fourteen dear so I’ve never, you know, I’m not very well educated”: Public identities and engagement.

'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Wilkinson, C. (2016, April). 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol. Paper presented at PCST 2016, 14th International Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

Organised in conjunction with UWE’s Science Communication Unit, their MSc programme team views employment after graduation as a partnership,providing the resources, networks and knowledge, enabling students to then locate employment. A 2013 survey d... Read More about 'The harder you work, the luckier you get': Reflections on life after a science communication postgraduate programme at UWE, Bristol..

Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community (2016)
Presentation / Conference
Rao, A. (2016, April). Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community. Paper presented at 14th Public Communication of Science and Technology Conference (PCST 2016), Istanbul, Turkey

This paper presents early results from research into the attitudes of the particle-physics community towards science communication (specifically, towards "public engagement" or "outreach"). To represent the population of particle-physics researchers,... Read More about Attitudes towards outreach within the particle-physics research community.