Science for Progress

because science is fundamental in the 21st century

We are on Patreon! – and other announcements.

Just some announcements this time

In contrast to what was promised in the last podcast episode, we don’t have a full question and answer episode this time. I hope this will not happen too often, in future.

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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.

contact forms

Hi,

I disabled the contact forms until I figured out what to do to conform with the new EU privacy regulations. Until then, please send an email to info at scienceforprogress dot eu, if you have questions and/or comments.

cheers,

Dennis

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March for Science!

We wish everybody best of luck and success and a wonderful time at their local March for Science, today!

We are not having a march in Portugal, but I want to share with you a video we took of the rally following the march, last year.

It’s in Portuguese, of course 😉

cheers!

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.

Podcast and a Twitter rotating curation account!

Hello progressive people!

I proudly present our two new projects!

Podcast for Progress

I just uploaded the first episode of our podcast where Hugo and I have a conversation on science communication, and FameLab. Of course we also geeked out a bit in the end! 😛

Hugo is a member of Science for Progress. He is currently working on his MSc thesis at the Champalimaud Foundation in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2017 he took part in the FameLab science communication contest. Here we talk about his experience.




SfP Rotating Curators on Twitter


@SfPRocur - Science for Progress rotating curators on twitter.

And we also started collecting people who are active on Twitter to contribute to our upcoming ‘rotating curation’ account @SfProcur . Such ‘rocur’ accounts feature a different curator every week. I am excited that despite the virtually absent followship of the account (starting is always difficult), people have responded very positively to my requests! So, please follow @SfProcur! Starting date is in March!


I hope you will enjoy our new projects!

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A late welcome to 2018

Hello everybody,

After the Christmas break we had a slow start, but now we are back!

We started a new project: the twitter rocur account @SfPRocur!

Rocur stands for ‘rotating curation’, which means that every week there will be another guest on the account. The guests will be tweeting about things related to progressivism. I am in contact with science communicators, and Science March organizers, so far. I’m proud to announce, we already have two people signed up!

However, a curation rotation is one week and a year has 52, so there are virtually unlimited slots to be filled! So, if you feel you have a contribution to make and love tweeting, contact us with your topic and we will see if you are a good fit! The contact address is socialadmin@scienceforprogress.eu

think about it!

Dennis

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First organizer meeting.

Hugo and Dennis at the Jardim da Estrela

We were early to the first official meeting and excited!

On Thursday we had the first meeting of Science for Progress and it was great. Only three of us made it (there was a Science Communication Conference going on in Coimbra), but we established a couple of discussion points. Most importantly, we got to know each other.

Getting to know each other certainly is a main factor at this point. So we exchanged our expectations for the group, the social impact we hope for, and the personal growth we want to get out of it. It appears that our goals match well. 🙂

We also made some decisions. On a more practical side we decided that we need a regular meeting room (and we may already have found one!). We also would need more organizers on board.

Another point of discussion was a hypothetical program for the science convention which I consider the flagship project for this first year. We allowed ourselves to dream a bit, which was fun. It gives us something to work towards. 😉

Now we need to figure out what we can do to get as close to that goal as possible. At the next meeting we will discuss ways of attracting new members.

I think this first meeting was as productive as it could have been, and I am looking forward to the next one!

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.

First meeting coming up!

Hi,

things are moving on and we are having our first meeting on Thursday. Sadly some interested people, who coincidentally also had been co-organizers at the March for Science, preferred to attend a Science Communication Conference in Coimbra!

Anyways, I will meet some new faces. We are a small group so far, so if you’d like to come by spontaneously, shoot me an email: info@scienceforprogress.eu and I can fix you up with time and location.

I’m excited!

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.

sending out the first emails!

A week ago I informed the other organizers and volunteers of the March for Science via an internal email newsgroup. Today I began sending out emails to publicly available email addresses of institutions, asking the recipients to forward the mail as they find appropriate.

Here is the content:

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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.

What is SCIENCE FOR PROGRESS about?

[reposted from facebook, Aug 2017]
(this has become a long text, if you go all the way down there will be concrete action plans for you ;))

Being a continuation of the March for Science, my main goal for Science for Progress is to raise awareness for the essential role that the natural and human sciences play in modern life, and to increase support for the scientific endeavor by the public and the governments they elect.

If we’ve learned one thing from the rise of the Western world, enlightenment, industrialization, and the digital age, then that ‘science works’ as a tremendous source of power for good or evil, by providing reliable knowledge through empirical evidence and thought models to understand and use it.

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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.

Survey published!

(repost from facebook, Aug 11th, 2017)

Hey, there, I made a survey for you! Just a couple of things I’m curious to know, and to figure out if there is somebody out there who wants to join our efforts! 😀

SHARE AWAY! 🙂
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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.