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Bart Knols

Scientist-author-entrepreneur, K&S Consulting in DODEWAARD

From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines

PRESENTED ON SEP 07, 2016
IN MAASTRICHT @ VOL 31

"How many gems of scientific discovery are out there, published in articles, that we don’t know about?"

One of the goals of scientific research should be the improvement of the human reality. But have we created a world in which the journey from discovery to society is so exhausting that it deters academics from embarking on it? And if so, can we do something about it?

In "From Science to Society: A Field full of Landmines" from PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 31, Bart Knols idiscusses how scientists need to better communicate with those who are outside their field in order to contribute to society's development.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Monday, October 10th, 2016. 

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Barbara Fernandez Going is a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Her work examines the response of plant communities to spatial and temporal variation in the environment with the overarching goal of trying to predict which plant communities are most vulnerable to global change. She has a passion for science education and is co-founder of Kids into Discovering Science, a K-12 science education program based in Northern California.

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BY ILARIA PATRUNO
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Drug Discovery and Computational Biology

BY VIRGINIA CRISTOFORI
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BY GRÉGOIRE VINCKE
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