Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women and non-binary scientists and the science they do.
Soapbox Science events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate.
With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.
No middle man, no PowerPoint slide, no amphitheatre – just remarkable women and non-binary scientists who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask.
Look out for bat simulators, interactive experiments or giant pictures of volcanoes. Or simply hear them talk about what fascinates them, and why they think they have the most fantastic job in the world!
Dr Samantha Munroe from the School of Biological Sciences is helping to coordinate a Soapbox Science event in Adelaide in August this year. The event will coincide with National Science week.
We are looking for scientists in all areas of STEMM, from PhD students to Professors, and from entry-level researchers to entrepreneurs, to speak at this event. The deadline for applications on the official Soapbox Science website is February 28th.
Applications past the closing date may be accepted – you’ll just need to get in touch with Sam personally and fill out a paper application and send it in.