We were there, and it was awesome. This past weekend (08-10/09/17) was busy, very busy at the Swansea Science Festival. I met incredible people from Circus Eruption, saw amazing shows and met incredibly families. We had a stall full of water creatures from tiny shrimps to gigantic seaweeds. Kids and parents got their hands wet … Continue reading Swansea Science Festival 2017
In 2013 I thought it was time to update my CV, not only content wise but also from a design and communication perspective. I started by doing it my way, using the infamous powerpoint. Then I decided to explore the use of an online tool – visualize.me. This spring, Prof. Paulo Vaz-Pires, my PhD supervisor, challenged … Continue reading My infographic CV 2017
If I look back to 2013 when I started this blog, I couldn’t imagine that I would become a lecturer. This job came with many surprises, as you can imagine, but the PGCert in Higher Education is certainly the most unexpected. So, the day I signed my contract was the day I also turned into … Continue reading Technology Enhanced Learning TEL
It is 2016 and we are still using Powerpoint for presenting science at conferences, meetings, and seminars. We also use it for lecturing. But this post is essentially for oral communication events. Oral presentations need a presenter, so the slides are not self-explanatory, that is why you are there. So avoid clutter, and aim for … Continue reading Powerpoint tips for science folks
We all eat, there is no way around it. Food is our fuel, our source of energy, and life itself. Food is where we meet – mother and child, our friends and family at the dinner table, or around the barbeque. Food gives us health – good or bad, and food has been and will … Continue reading Wanted: sustainable food systems
“Don’t take me wrong, but you have a beautiful aura!” Strange things have happened to me in the past 6 months. Amazing and unbelievable. I … Continue reading Ohh, you are a scientist – then you know everything!
If you don’t find this statement strange, then you must live in the southern hemisphere. I am a Southern European; I am used to a different sky at night. I am used to have strawberries from the south, and the most common farmed fish are seabreams and seabass. If I ever eat salmon, it for … Continue reading Chile: strawberries grow in the North; salmon grow in the South