Soapbox Science Rhineland: Female scientists explain their research on Rudolfplatz in Cologne

13.08.2021 | TopNews

Soapbox Science Speaker 2021 (top left to bottom right): Priyamedha Sengupta, Wibke Schumann, Dr. rer. nat. Anette Christ, Blanca Jurado Mestre, Ekaterina Ponomareva, Dr. Adélaïde Raguin, Dr. rer. nat. Sabrina Bianca Bennstein, Harshita Kaul, Sonia Ravanelli, Dr. Shyama Vermeersch, Dr. Alisandra K. Denton, Kathrin Dorn

On August 21, female scientists will present their research to passers-by on Rudolfplatz in Cologne.

Thinking "outside the box" is often the name of the game when it comes to leaving your old thinking habits behind and getting creative. Standing on their "soap box" without any technical aids, scientists want to inspire the general public with their research topics. In a workshop, the scientists will learn how to do this without a PowerPoint presentation or a lecture hall. All citizens are invited to get to know exciting science in a relaxed atmosphere. Participation is free of charge.

Saturday, August 21, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
"Soapbox Science Rhineland"
Rudolfplatz, 50968 Cologne

The event is part of the international Soapbox Science initiative, which aims to bring science to the people and challenge gender stereotypes in scientific professions. The inspiration for this format was the "Speaker's Corner" in London's Hyde Park, where debates and discussions took place publicly in the open air. This year, Soapbox Science celebrates its tenth anniversary with 45 events planned in 15 countries ( 
Three scientists from the University of Cologne are participating this year. They will present their work in the fields of aging and plant research.
Soapbox Science Rheinland" is organized and carried out jointly by the Clusters of Excellence CECAD (Cologne) and ImmunoSensation2 (Bonn) together with volunteers. In addition, the event is supported by the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf with its Cluster of Excellence for Plant Research CEPLAS, its Citizens' University and the Collaborative Research Center SFB 1208.

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