About to graduate with a great thesis? Don't let your thesis disappear in a digital black hole! Make sure your thesis sticks and compete for the Flemish Thesis Prize 2024. Submit your thesis for the chance to win 2.500 euro and a whole lot of press coverage.

Encourage researchers to engage in science communication, but also teach them how to do so. That's SciMingo's mission! In 2023, we once again threw our full weight behind it. Check out what we've accomplished in 2023 with the illustrative facts and figures in this infographic👇

For his master's thesis, architect Nicolas De Wispelaere (UGent) dreamed of more bathing water for Brussels. To this end, he designed three new swimming facilities at existing locations in the metropolis: in the Résidence Palace, under the tracks of the Brussels South Train Station and on the playgrounds of Brussels schools. His thesis earned him the Flemish Thesis Prize, worth 2,500 euros.

The new season of the SciComm Academy has been launched! Discover our new workshops and learn how to communicate about science on social media in our newest workshop. 

About to graduate with a great thesis? Time to level up! Join the game and compete for the Flemish Thesis Prize 2023. Submit your thesis for the chance to win 2.500 euro and a whole lot of press coverage.

How do you know whether you have reached your goals when engaging in science communication? Dr. Ward Peeters (IMPACTLAB – Leiden University) will dive deeper into this during our SciComm Academy lunch talk on March 14.

Hellen Tielemans (Thomas More University of Applied Sciences) devised an app that allows paramedics to communicate with the hospital in a faster and more efficient way. Her hard work paid off: she won the Flemish Thesis Prize 2022, which earned her 2,500 euros and a trophy which she received from the Flemish Minister of Science Jo Brouns.

Flemish primary school children have quite a stereotypical view on scientists. When they are asked to draw ‘a scientist’, they primarily draw white men of middle age with a lab coat and glasses. This is evident from an analysis of 903 drawings of primary school children from all over Flanders.

Did you write a strong bachelors or masters thesis? Or do you know someone who's dissertation deserves more attention? The Flemish Thesis Price 2022 is again looking for strong dissertations!

BRUSSELS - Scriptie vzw, the organisation behind projects such as the Flemish Thesis Prize and the Flemish PhD Cup, will dissapear. The name, not the organisation nor its projects. 'We are spreading our wings under the new name SciMingo. With the ambition, more than ever, of coaching young researchers in strong and balanced science communication,' says coordinator Arnaud Zonderman.

Would you like to share your research with people outside your field, but don't know how to start? Or do you already have some experience in science communication, but would like to develop your skills further? Then you can join our science communication academy this fall.

Science communication is in our DNA. That's why we asked biologist Marwa Kavelaars (PhD Cup 2020 participant) to share with you some scientific fun facts about the flamingo, in response to our new name.

What did SciMingo - then still called Scriptie vzw - do in 2020? Well, we put the past year in an interactive infographic. Scroll through our facts & figures from 2020 here 👇

Our latest Science Figured Out-video starring skin biologist Esther Hoste (VIB - UGent) on the potential of liquorice for wound healing was picked up by Radio 1, Radio 2 and VRT NWS.