PEST control
PEST - Public Engagement with Science and Technology

June 09, 2003  

The portuguese socialist party (PS) has called for the resumption of Ciência Viva projects in schools, temporarily backed down by lack of funding. The news is in newspaper Público, 07.06.2003.

posted by acm | 2:10 PM

The G8 leaders have endorsed the science and technology action plan on the use of science and technology to promote sustainable development. Here is the SciDev.Net news.

posted by acm | 2:06 PM

March 28, 2003  

I am sorry I haven't updated this blog for the past two months. I am going back to Lisbon now, and hopefully back to the blogging business as well.

posted by acm | 9:13 AM

January 30, 2003  

Also worthing a browse is the summary of the conference Communicating the Future: Best Practices for Communication of Science and Technology to the Public, held March 2002.
Just a taste: "Commercial communicators study their audiences extensively, and now that more non-profit institutions are communicating directly to audiences, rather than through intermediaries such as journalists, public affairs specialists need to study their intended audiences as well".

posted by acm | 6:00 PM

Very significant papers on evaluation of science communication programmes by Toss Gascoigne and Jenni Metcalfe, Australia. Browse the Papers section at Econnect.
There you find The evaluation of science-based organisations’ communication programs.
From the 6th International Conference on Public Communication of Science & Technology there is Why do governments spend money on national programs of science awareness?

posted by acm | 5:36 PM

January 20, 2003  

Just spent my weekend over a very interesting study edited by Luke Georghiou, John Rigby, Hugh Cameron (PREST): Assessing the Socio-Economic Impacts of the Framework Programme.

posted by acm | 4:45 PM

I am very pleased with the prompt answers I have received following the PEST control project presentation. Many thanks to Professor Mariano Gago, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Dr Vassilis Koulaidis, Professor Colin Blakemore, Lord Jenkin and Lord May.

posted by acm | 4:40 PM

January 15, 2003  

Hello again.
I have arrived to SPRU, Brighton, UK, and I am settling in.
Next week should update the blog.

posted by acm | 2:51 PM

January 08, 2003  

Today is the opening of the exhibition "Engenho e Obra", on the Engineering in Portugal over the 20th century. Until the 2nd of March in Cordoaria Nacional, Belém.

posted by acm | 3:38 PM

December 26, 2002  

The TwoTen Gallery, in London, hosts a series of innovative exhibitions on aspects of the relationship between medical science and art. Also online.

posted by acm | 6:19 PM