Science Engagement – Science Communication

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“Engaging with science issues that impact on our daily lives”

The science communication component of the Science engagement division aims to facilitate information sharing with education stakeholders and the public, through our various communication portals including public lectures, social media, printable resources and articles for popular science magazines.

1. Public Lectures

Online and offline events where presenters engage with audiences on topical science issues. These sessions are offered to the public free of charge.  Presentations are offered by volunteer researchers and scientist at NRF/ iThemba LABS as well as by those from partner institutions.  Pics

2. Online and Social Media

Our social media communication activities are provisioned through the sharing Facebook and Instagram posts with our YouTube channel showcasing videos. These platforms are dedicated to communicating our activities and events. Information about past, current and future science engagement activities including live broadcast sessions.

3. Science Engagement Articles and Career Brochure

A career leaflet aimed at informing learners and students of some of the careers available in research areas and support roles related to the operation of iThemba LABS. This brochure profiles early stage researchers and professionals working at iThemba LABS at the various departments with different SET qualifications.

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Science Engagement Articles

iThemba LABS publishes accessible articles in magazines aimed at the youth, professional and the public as a whole.

Please click below to download: (publication, date published, page number)

Khoroni, July 2020, 10-11

ISET Career SA, January 2021, 50-51

What’s New

Inspiring a Nation

Science Engagement is considered to be three separate activities, namely:
science awareness, science communication and science education.

Find out more about the Science Engagement Team activities during the past month.
Supporting the pipeline of future scientists
High Schools meet REAL science
Every professional was once an amateur!
No NORMAL education in an ABNORMAL environment

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Our Activities

Science Education

Science Education

Our science education programme aims to contribute to strengthening and supporting science understanding, teaching and learning by engaging educators and learners in our schools through bringing the world of accelerator-based science into classrooms.

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Science Awareness

Science Awareness

Our science awareness programme aims to improve the levels of awareness, enjoyment and interest in accelerator-based science for all of society

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Science Communication

Science Communication

The science communication component of the Science engagement division aims to facilitate information sharing with education stakeholders and the public, through our various communication portals including public lectures, social media, printable resources and articles for popular science magazines.

Read more

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