Popular science writing for post-docs

August 2020

Stellenbosch post-doctoral students who work in the field of environmental science were invited to participate in a research project of the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST). The workshop was designed to improve skills and confidence in science writing for a lay audience, including policymakers and research funders.

SciCOM 100 Conference 2018

5 – 7 November 2018, Stellenbosch

SciCOM hosted a science communication research conference with the theme ‘Science communication in a democratic South Africa: prospects and challenges’. A pre-conference workshop, on Friday 2 November, aimed to build capacity in ‘evaluation of science communication’, while a post-conference workshop, on Thursday 8 November, introduced participants to approaches in science communication research.

A scientific approach to communicating science

November 2017, Stellenbosch

Social scientific research that underpins effective public science communication was the theme of a week-long visit by Professor Dominique Brossard to Stellenbosch University during November 2017. She visited the science communication research group at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) for a series of talks, discussions and interviews.

International Research Conference on Scientometrics, STI Policy and Science Communication

31 October – 2 November 2016, Stellenbosch

DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP) and the South African Research Chair (SARChi) in Science Communication (SciCOM) held a joint conference at Stellenbosch University between 31 October and 3 November 2016.

A global snapshot of cutting-edge research in science communication

18 September 2015, Stellenbosch

Presented by DST-NRF Chair in Science Communication at CREST, Stellenbosch University.