Science for Progress

because science is fundamental in the 21st century

@sfprocur - rotating curation on Twitter

Our mission is to give the people a voice who are working on making the world better using evidence. With the twitter rocur account @SfPRocur we simply hand over the mic:

  • October 1-6: Marc Tennant - @MarcTennant
  • October 08-13: Sophie Okolo - @sophieokolo
  • October 15-20: - open -
  • October 22-27: - open -
  • October 29 - November 3rd: - open -
  • November 05-10: - open -
  • November 12-17: - open -
  • November 19-24: - open -
@SfPRocur - Science for Progress rotating curators on twitter.

Interested in curating SfPRocur?

Email us who you are and what you want to tweet about to socialadmin@scienceforprogress.eu! We will check if it's a good fit!

SfProcur curator October 08-13: Sophie Okolo – @sophieokolo

“Why aren’t our failures in science embraced the same way as our successes?”

Sophie Okolo, MPH, is the founder and chief editor of the website Global Health Aging, which covers research and news about healthy ageing. She is a science writer and researcher with a background in aging, bioinformatics, and health technology. Her insights and bylines have appeared in Forbes, MarketWatch, PBS Next Avenue, Philips, and IEEE Potentials, among others.

Sophie is interested in how technology can support healthy aging, and how it can help to fight the loneliness that many older adults experience. She communicates about these topics through podcasts, magazines, social media, etc. She also collaborates with colleagues working in areas such as assistive robotics.

While curating @sfprocur, Sophie will talk about embracing failure, finding resilience, and starting over in science.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator October 1-6: Marc Tennant – @MarcTennant

Make the world a better place by each of us by making a small contribution every day. Help someone today!

Dr. Marc Tennant is Winthrop Professor at the University of Western Australia, where he works on Dental Public Health. He is further founder and current Director of the International Research Collaborative – Oral Health and Equity. This collaborative is working on reducing marginalisation and addressing health inequality. Marc and this friends have been working to reduce marginalization for more than 25 years.

During his curation on @sfprocur, Marc will talk about the fantastic graduate students and wonderful colleagues who are working with him. ” As I come to the end of my career”, he writes, “I know the next generation is going to change the world. It is such a wonderful thing to be able to share with them. “

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator September 17-23: Greetchen Diaz – @GreetDiaz

Biologist Dr. Greetchen Díaz is Director of the Science Education Program and Community Partnerships at CienciaPR. As such, she is committed to make significant changes in the way the STEM disciplines are taught in Puerto Rican schools and beyond.

Greetchen was recently awarded the prestigious “IF/THEN Ambassadorship” by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The goal of IF/THEN Ambassadors is to “share stories of their STEM journeys and the many ways in which they use science, technology, engineering, and math to solve problems and create new possibilities for the future”.

During her curation on @sfprocur, Greetchen wants to talk about women in STEM, Science for Service, and Scientists for K-12 Science Education.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator September 03-08: Dustin Eirdosh – @GlobalESD

Dustin Eirdosh is a PhD candidate and education outreach coordinator for the psychology department of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. There, he develops classroom collaborations that engage students in understanding the evolutionary origins of human behaviors, and cognitive and cultural capacities. The goal is to help solve the challenges of global sustainability.

To live on this planet without depleting its resources, people need to adapt. By understanding “how people work” on many levels (evolutionary, cultural, psychological, physiological, etc.), Dustin and his colleagues want to help students acquire the necessary knowledge, attitudes and skills. They work with classrooms around the world to develop curricula that engage students and help them learn these critical concepts.

During his week on @sfprocur, Dustin wants to convey that helping students understand scientific perspectives on the human condition, may make the world a better place.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 30- August 4, Dennis Eckmeier – @DennisEckmeier

Dr. Dennis Eckmeier is a neuroscientist who ended his 13-year research career in 2018. He taught himself audio-visual communication during a year-long ‘self-financed sabbatical’. He is now available for hire  as a neuroscience consultant (including writing and editing) and science communicator.

Dennis founded Science for Progress in 2017, following his involvement with the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. His main goal is for society and governments to make good choices regarding policies that concern academia, or are more generally informed by science. To achieve this, he wants to support science communication projects and efforts to improve academia, and inform the public about policy-relevant science.

Dennis is also still passionate about neuroethology, the neuroscience of natural animal behaviors.

During his week on @sfprocur, Dennis will talk about Science for Progress, his experience as a researcher, and his work in podcasting and web video creation.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 16-21, Bart Geurten – @BartGeurten

Dr. Bart Geurten is a neuroscientist working as staff researcher at Göttingen University, Germany. There he learned how to work with genetic tools in the fruit fly. He is also co-host of the Science for Societal Progress podcast.

During his week as curator on @sfprocur, Bart will write about live as a postdoc, career and family issues.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 9-14, Helena Jambor – @HelenaJambor

Dr. Helena Jambor is science writer at the university hospital of the Technical University in Dresden, Germany. Besides allowing her to learn about medical research, the work allows her to spend much of her time with figures and data visualization (DataViz).

Helena teaches DataViz in talks, blogs, and – hopefully soon – her book. And she offers consulting, too. Visual communication surrounds us everywhere in our modern lives. Arrows point the way, pictographs help us navigate public transport, logos communicate the brands’ preferred image, etc. Visualizations are also key to allow society to understand scientific research findings. To communicate their scientific findings to the public, and to engage in dialogue, scientists must learn to produce visualizations that are understandable. This applies when communicating to journalists, teachers, and politicians, but also within the scientific community.

During her curation at @sfprocur, Helena wants to convey how scientists use DataViz 1) to unambiguously communicate data within the scientific community; 2) to handle bigger and bigger data sets that require effective visualizations to be analysed; 3) to engage with society about their findings. She would like to initiate a discussion about a DataViz curriculum and spark interest in this important topic.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator July 2-7, Dmitry Kopelyanskiy – @sci_mityai

Dmitry Kopelyanskiy is a PhD candidate in immunology and infectious diseases at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland. He is also a passionate science communicator who believes that science belongs to everyone and should never be boring or overly complicated.

In his week at @SfPRocur, he will share his experiences in popularizing science via outreach events, science festivals, and online. “Science can be very interesting, inspiring and even fun. Dare to try it yourself!”  

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about Susan Leemburg

Susan received her PhD in neuroscience in 2011 in Zurich, Switzerland. She worked as a postdoctoral researcher until 2017 and is currently looking for the next adventure.

We are looking for sfprocur curators!

Hey everyone!

We have had a bit of trouble to get curators, lately. It appears people are particularly busy this time of the year.

If you are interested in curating @sfprocur on Twitter for a six days (Tues – Sunday). Please get in contact!

Open Slots:

June 25-30
July 16-21
July 23-28
September 10-15
September 24-29
October 1-6

Write to me under info@scienceforprogress.eu, and tell me who you are and what you want to tweet about!

thanks!

Dennis

about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

SfProcur curator June 4-9, Amanda Lee Glaze – @EvoPhD

Dr. Amanda L. Glaze is Assistant Professor for Science Education at Georgia Southern University. Her position allows her to do both, applied science research and education research. She is looking for ways that academics can support and prepare the next generation of science teachers and thinkers. Teachers are the ones who have the single greatest opportunity to have an impact on public perceptions in science.

Amanda focuses on evolution education from kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12). Evolution education is noted as the greatest failing of science education in the 21st century in the USA. This is mostly because many people still find the theory of evolution to be fundamentally anti-religious, and thus “controversial”. These deeply seeded misconceptions about science are used as grounds for anti-science legislation, climate change denial, and other contentious points.

Amanda engages frequently in talks about science and religion, to share her own story of navigating conflict between her highly religious background and being a scientist in a field the public sees as very anti-religious and controversial.

During her week on @sfprocur, Amanda wants to highlight the importance of having a scientific worldview. Science is for everyone and understanding the nature of science is key to informed decision making and building a better world.

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about Dennis Eckmeier

Dennis founded Science for Progress. He received a PhD in neuroscience in 2010 in Germany. Until 2018 he worked as a postdoc in the USA, and Portugal. In 2017 he co-organized the March for Science in Lisbon, Portugal. Dennis is currently a freelancer.

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