For a researcher, engaging in science communication is quite a balancing act: as a scientist you want to be complete and extremely nuanced while reaching out to a broader audience requires short(er) and direct communication. SciMingo helps researchers to find the right balance - to appeal to the public without renouncing yourself or your research. Like flamingos, masters of balance.
“The short video production with Science Figured Out is one of the most enriching experiences I've had as a PhD researcher. The team provided us a voice to craft a story about our research and made them accessible to the general public."
"The response I got for my victory at the PhD Cup was really tremendous. I can only recommend the competition. The PhD Cup is really a wonderful initiative with a top organisation. It ensures that science finds its way to the public a little more, something we all benefit from."
"Try and fail, but never fail to try. With this in mind, I took part in the Flemish Thesis Prize. When such an attempt results in success, you get an indescribable feeling of appreciation. The Thesis Prize opened doors that I did not even know existed."
"The PhD Cup is much more than a competition. During the media training you are given valuable tools to communicate about your research. Although the training focuses on clear communication for a broad audience, my presentations, grant applications, and research proposals have also improved enormously thanks to the PhD Cup."