Helping STEM students thrive in a multipolar world

The latest issue of “Education in Science” features a one-page article about our latest SkypeRead project – an exciting collaboration between Alma College in Michigan, USA, and Omi Brotherhood High School in Shiga, Japan. Download PDF Helping STEM students thrive in a multipolar world A project called SkypeRead is taking an unusual approach to improvingContinue reading “Helping STEM students thrive in a multipolar world”

A brief history of cross-border scientific teamwork

This is a 3-minute version of a 1-hour presentation I did at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference earlier this month (University of Reading, UK). The brilliant Galileo was the father of modern science. But he wasn’t exactly the father of cross-border scientific teamwork. He refused to lend a telescope to Johannes Kepler, theContinue reading “A brief history of cross-border scientific teamwork”

Realising in fact what has been dreamed in fiction…

Image: NASA/SDO/AIA/GSFC “Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life,” wrote the Irish author Oscar Wilde. “Life holds the mirror up to Art, and either reproduces some strange type imagined by painter or sculptor, or realises in fact what has been dreamed in fiction.” This was certainly true when we did part 1 ofContinue reading “Realising in fact what has been dreamed in fiction…”