- Structured, internal mentoring with senior NeuroCure scientists for new recruits
- Option for new recruits to participate in the Charité Mentoring Competence Center program for female scientists
- Female postdoc research fellowships including funding, childcare support and mentoring
On Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2-5 p.m., Soapbox Science Berlin staged its fourth event in the German capital, this time at the World Clock on Alexanderplatz. Attracting their biggest crowd to date – over 1000 visitors – twelve female scientists from around the globe stepped onto their soapboxes to showcase their science to the public on a range of topics from neuroscience to physics, superbugs to dinosaurs, our changing environment to the search for greener systems, and much more.
Soapbox Science is novel public outreach platform that promotes women scientists and transforms public spaces into a hub of scientific learning and discussion.
The event was co-sponsored by NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.
Giulia Codenotti, Rosa Doran, Yara Haridy, Heike Kalesse, Selin Kubilay, Sarah Loos, Fatuma Mohamed, Elisa Schaum, Maria Teresa Bautista Solans, Tanja Straka, Linn Voß, Susanne Wegmann
Link to the event poster
Scientists explain their research to interested passers-by. (Pictured: Susanne Wegmann, DZNE)
On Friday, June 1st, 2018 between 2 and 5 p.m. at the Park at Gleisdreieck, female scientists from different corners of the world stepped onto their soapboxes and fascinated the crowds with their passion for research. In this novel public outreach platform that promotes women scientists and transforms public spaces into arenas for learning and scientific debate, twelve speakers gave talks on topics from neuropathology and psychiatry, to physics and informatics, to ecology and climate impact.
This third Soapbox Science event in Berlin was co-sponsored by NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.
Foteini Vervelidou, Gabrielle Thomas, Pascale Eede, Divya Seernani, Ana-Maria Olteteanu, Ilona M. Otto, Ana Alonso, Anna Jäger, Sandra Kerbler, Morelia Urlaub, Teresa Morganti, Maja Grubisic
Photo: Claudia Blum
On Tuesday November 7th, 2017, 12 - 2 pm at the Sony Center am Potsdamer Platz, Soapbox Science staged its second event in Berlin, this time as part of Berlin Science Week. Visitors joined us for talks on subjects ranging from structural biology and neuroscience to ecology and climate change (see highlights video). This event, which was free to the public, was co-sponsored by NeuroCure, the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin, and the IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries in support of women in science.
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. Soapbox Science events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate; they follow the format of London Hyde Park’s Speaker’s Corner, which is historically an arena for public debate. With Soapbox Science, we want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists. No middle man, no powerpoint slide, no amphitheatre – just remarkable women in science who are there to amaze you with their latest discoveries, and to answer the science questions you have been burning to ask.
Mariana Cerdeira, Wing Ying Chow, Teresa De Marzo, Sophie Dithmer, Anja Eggert, Constance Holman, Zara Khan, Katarzyna Winek
Photos: Cecilia Kruszynski
On Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 2 to 5 pm on the Tempelhofer Feld, Berlin hosted its very first Soapbox Science event. The event was co-sponsored in part by the Cluster of Excellence NeuroCure and the Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin.
Soapbox Science is a novel public outreach platform for promoting women scientists and the science they do. These events transform public areas into an arena for public learning and scientific debate. The Soapbox Science platform aims to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy, learn from, heckle, question, probe, interact with and be inspired by some of our leading scientists.
Photos: Cecilia Kruszynski