Night at the museum
Location: London, UK
On 30th September 2016, Dr Celia Soteriou (Delphi) along with the CaFE project research fellows Max Brunhart (Delphi), Evangelos Stavropoulos (CITY), Nikolaos Kyriazis (CITY), MG Mithun (CITY), and Efstathios Kontolatis (CITY) participated in the event Science Uncovered Night at the Natural History Museum of London.
The whole event was a great success, the CaFE project stand, too. The stand was part of the section dedicated to European Researchers – projects funded by the EU. It was in the heart of the museum and busy most of the time. The CaFE group was surprised but also encouraged at the appetite of the visitors to hear about the work being done. Many people had never heard of cavitation and erosion before and generally found this scientific topic and its applications engaging. It was a nice change of pace for the researchers to get out of their research bubbles and explain their work to the general public and researchers from other fields.
Finally, all the researchers took part in the “Talkaoke” table at different times during the evening. Anyone could sit down at the round “Talkaoke table and join the conversation. It was certainly an interesting and novel experience and the course of the discussions was obviously quite unpredictable. The outreach event overall was a great success: the research fellows developed their communication skills and the public seemed to appreciate the opportunity to get involved and participate in the whole process gaining useful knowledge. And everybody enjoyed it!
The MSCA Actions in Farsi
21 June 2018
ESR 1,Milad Heidari Koochi from CITY, University of London, has offered to more than 100 million people worldwide a better chance to understand how the EU fosters research and supports researchers from all over the world. How? He translated the web pages of “Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions”  and “Framework Programmes for Research and Technological Development”  into Farsi:
In the Chinese Wikipedia “Baidu Zhidao”
Date: November 2017
Jianhang Wang’s outreach activity aims to help Chinese people gain an overview of the Marie Curie Actions. Thus, ESR 5 from TUM (Technische Universität München) created a link for the Chinese Wikipedia which is called “Baidu Zhidao”. Jianhang translated information from English to Chinese about the background of the programmes and about Marie Curie the scientist. He presented the four main types of MSCA helping researchers or academic groups identify the right program according to their goals and interests. Finally, his links lead the viewer to the official websites of the EC and Horizon 2020.
Instructions for non-Chinese users in Baidu Zhidao
- Go to https://zhidao.baidu.com/ the homepage of Baidu Zhidao
- Copy – paste the following “玛丽居里行动计划” (which means “Marie Curie Actions” in the Chinese) as in the example
- It is the first item in the search result page (as highlighted in the picture below)