Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Voice of Young Science USA
The Voice of Young Science (VoYS) program encourages early career researchers to play an active role in public debates about science.
Upcoming Standing up for Science media workshops
San Jose, afternoon of Friday February 13, 2015:This free half-day workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs, or equivalent in industry, in science, engineering and medicine. The workshop will close with an Ask for Evidence launch event and drinks reception with speakers and guests from the AAAS Annual Meeting.
To apply: Email Neda Afsarmanesh explaining why you would like to attend the workshop. Please include your institution, your current position and any other affiliations.
Boston, Tuesday February 18, 2015: This free full day workshop is open to PhD students, post-docs, or equivalent in industry, in science, engineering and medicine.
Ask for Evidence US Launch
We held an Ask for Evidence Boot Camp for early career researchers at the MIT Museum, Cambridge MA, on February 13th 2013. Find out more about Ask for Evidence USA.
Top tip 1: Ask for Evidence. If you’re being sold a product or asked to believe a claim then you deserve to know whether it’s based on evidence – or imagination.
Top tip 2: Detox. It’s a marketing myth – our body does it without pricey potions and detox diets.
Top tip 3: Superfood. There is no such thing, just foods that are high in some nutrients.
Top tip 4: Cleansing. You shouldn’t be trying to cleanse anything other than your skin or hair.
Top tip 5: If it sounds too good to be true… it probably is.