Faces of BME – Daniel S.

PhD candidate at Cheng Lab

Ivy Hon

I’ve always loved science communication and science engagement. I think it’s seeing the smile on a kid’s face or their surprised look that this is ‘actually happening’, that has inspired me. This got me involved in Science Rendezvous, an organization that focuses on taking science out of the lab and onto the street so you can engage with scientists and what they are doing.

Through that work I was asked if I wanted to take the demonstrations I developed for Science Rendezvous on the road to remote communities in the Northwest Territories. One of the main aspects to science communication is working with the local community, educators, and traditional knowledge keepers to help engage students from different age groups, backgrounds, and ways of life.