The science-in-society journey of a palaeobiologist

Date: Friday, 7 September 2018
Time: 12:30 (light finger lunch) – event from 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: CREST, 5th floor of RW Wilcocks Building (Room 4043), c/o Ryneveld and Victoria streets, Stellenbosch (Public parking nearby at Eikestad Mall)

This world-leading paleo-biologist has been recognised globally for her exceptional contribution to science, and her passion for sharing her science with people of all ages.

Alongside her impressive publication record (including four publications in Nature – two in Nature Communications, and two in Scientific Reports) she finds time to write popular books about Africa’s fossils. In between lecturing on the academic world circuit, she makes time to speak to children about her research on dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. In addition to serving on numerous academic societies and boards, she throws her weight behind science festivals and science centres. (Find out more about her impressive achievements)

Prof Chinsamy-Turan will share her science communication philosophy and passion, with highlights of her science-in-society journey over the last 30 years. Join us, and be inspired.

RSVP: Rolene Langford via email at rlm@sun.ac.za by 3 September 2018

Science Fridays @Stellenbosch is a series of conversations about science in society, hosted by the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) at Stellenbosch University. It is free and open to anyone interested in how science interacts with our daily lives. 

Update

Article: Sharing science – a professional and personal journey!

Read the article about Professor Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan’s professional and personal journey about sharing science. This article was written by Dr Marina Joubert after she attended the Science Friday event.