From the chemistry of rocket fuel to the ethics of space exploration

Our exciting collaboration¬†with Alma College (in Michigan, USA) and Omi Brotherhood High School (in Shiga, Japan) came to a wonderful finish today, with our four groups of students making their final presentations. The project kicked off three weeks ago with a cross-border read-through of “Europa Report”. Since then, each group has been working on formulatingContinue reading “From the chemistry of rocket fuel to the ethics of space exploration”

Cross-border educational initiative launched in Japan. Meanwhile on Saturn…

Giving high-school students the opportunity to experience the fun and the challenge of working in remote, multicultural teams. That’s the objective of an international collaboration between Alma College in Michigan (USA), Omi Brotherhood High School in Shiga (Japan) and SkypeRead. Alma College has won a $5 million grant from The Herbert H. and Grace A.Continue reading “Cross-border educational initiative launched in Japan. Meanwhile on Saturn…”

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”

“Collaborate! Communicate! Improving cross-border communication and teamworking within STEM”

I’m going to be presenting the above paper on International Day (“Science Education without Frontiers”) at the Association for Science Education Annual Conference 2015 (University of Reading, UK, 7-10 January). Image credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls I’ll be talking about the results of our SkypeRead:Europa project. With the support of Start Motion Pictures, we’re bringing together STEMContinue reading ““Collaborate! Communicate! Improving cross-border communication and teamworking within STEM””