The 10th annual S.NET meeting will take place June 25-27, 2018 at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. The theme is Anticipatory Technologies: Data and Disorientation.
S.NET is an international association that promotes intellectual exchange and critical inquiry about the advancement of new and emerging technologies in society. The aim of the association is to advance critical reflection from various perspectives on developments in a broad range of new and emerging fields, including, but not limited to, nanoscale science and engineering, biotechnology, synthetic biology, cognitive science, ICT and Big Data, and geo-engineering. Current S.NET board members are: Michael Bennett (chair), Maria Belen Albornoz, Marianne Boenink, Christopher Coenen, Ana Delgado, Rider Foley, Poonam Pandey, Clare Shelley-Egan, Chris Toumey, Nora Vaage, and Ana Viseu.
More information: http://s.net/
Kavli Foundation announces five scholarships for science journalists to attend the Kavli Prize week in Oslo (1-6 September 2018). (more…)
The organisers of Europe’s first Big Science Business Forum 2018 (BSBF2018) invite journalists from Europe to apply for a media travel grant. 10 grants are available and a grant covers travel and accommodation up to 750 euro during BSBF2018. The forum takes place in Copenhagen 26-28 February 2018.
Nine of Europe’s largest Big Science organisations – CERN, EMBL, ESA, ESO ESRF, ESS, European XFEL, F4E, and ILL – have come together to create BSBF2018. They want to see a stronger, more transparent and consolidated Big Science market in Europe for the benefit of both Big Science and businesses. (more…)
The 10th Consortium meeting of the HEIRRI project took place on the 13th and 14th December in Barcelona (Spain). The gathering was hosted by the Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP), who welcomed the rest of the project members to the Rectorate of the Pompeu Fabra University, located in the historical Plaça de la Mercè in the heart of the old town of Barcelona.
This 2-day meeting was a key moment to discuss important issues for the project, such as the coming 2nd HEIRRI Conference, which will be held in Vienna on the 27th April 2018. Under the title “Education towards a responsible society, transforming universities through RRI”, the 2nd HEIRRI Conference will present the results of nearly three years of project activities designed to promote the integration of RRI within the education of scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D process. The meeting was useful to discuss the 60 abstracts that have been submitted to participate at the Conference. The accepted abstracts will be published electronically at the HEIRRI website in the coming weeks, as well as the keynote speakers and the final programme. Free registration opened a few weeks ago and the Conference already counts with more than 190 registered participants. Do not miss out and register now here! (more…)
Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) is looking for candidates with an advanced degree to join its outreach office. The selected person will assist the DIPC outreach personnel. Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae, along with a cover letter or a brief statement of interest to jobs(at)dipc.org before next December 22, 2017.
Among others, assistance and support to organize and coordinate DIPC’s multiple outreach projects and events (actions fostering scientific culture, public lectures, festivals, encounters, workshops, etc.), write and revise scientific and institutional press releases, send press releases and pay attention to the media, broadcasting in the Internet (social media, newsletters, etc.) and follow up the impact of the activities done by the DIPC community, in particular, by its president, and help in the preparation and updating of corporative communication material (reports, brochures, website). Occasionally, support to elaborate proposals and reports related to DIPC’s participation in different projects and funding applications. The quality of the job will need to be consistent with DIPC’s excellence in research, and the hired person will directly answer to the DIPC’s outreach manager. (more…)