Archive for the ‘Research’ Category

Careers in Neuroscience – An interview with Marjana Brkic

Neuroscience has become an interdisciplinary field with the recent advances in computers, and brain imaging and intervention instruments. Considered a medical field in the past, today Neuroscience is a blooming field that also inspires artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, and has implications in numerous areas; from marketing to...

World Food Prize in the Classroom

Classroom integration of STEM and STEAM; cross-curricular lesson plans; over 100 professional development hours and meetings; 66 hungry for knowledge participants, each with their own abilities, interests and questions; seven different science preps and new matching syllabi to write, arrange and implement; regular schedule changes; a new 4-H headquarters...

Effective Mentoring as Part of the Training of Science Teachers

Carrying out practical experiments is judged an essential aspect of science teaching.  Indeed, some schools consider it best practice to perform a practical activity in every science lesson. Generally, practical activities aim to teach students how to develop hypotheses, design and carry out experiments, make observations and report them, interpret...

Innovative Biology Didactic Strategies – Society for Experimental Biology Meeting 2018

This article is derived from my participation, as an invited speaker with a selected abstract at the “International Scientific Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) Meeting“, held in the Congress Palace in Florence in the summer of 2018. In this meeting I was a moderator in the session “Teaching Biology...

Beyond the game jams: Facing social challenges through a gameLab conception

Game jams and hackathons all over the world are a reality as a trend and the benefits are contrasted and supported by the public acceptance and research bodies. But, in the meantime, they are often considered as an end themselves instead of a powerful tool aiming broader objectives. This...

InSight’s landing at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA – 2nd day: Landing day, 26th November

Second day at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, “the landing day” or also called “D-Day” for the InSight team, but also for the partners of the project in France (Centre National d’ Etudes Spatiales, Institut physique du Globe de Paris, University of Nantes, SODERM) who had worked...

Space technologies – What’s new out there?

Photo credits: ESA-NASA Space tourists, Mars and Moon missions, and robots that serve humans at International Space Station (ISS)…those pictures are not coming from a sci-fi movie script, not any more. With the rapid development of space industry, we enter the fourth industrial revolution, and next generations have to...

Elements for High School STEM didactic activities from International Neuroscience Meeting

Abstract This publication derived from participation as biologist didactic – researcher to “European Synapse Meeting ”, Milan University 4 – 6 December 2017 . It was very interesting to present in Meeting my abstract and poster about didactic neuroscience research and to know integrated and innovative informations about researches...

Approaching Citizen Science

Image: shutterstock_333593951- Over the last years, both institutions and the public have become increasingly familiar with the topic of Citizen Science. While multiple definitions exist, the term has been generally used to refer to “a series of activities that link the general public with scientific research”. Indeed, participants in citizen...