Materials Today and New Scientist held their first joint event on Friday 23 September, with the first half committed to discussing how the scientific community can best communicate the values and work of materials science both to a wider audience and within our learned disciplines.
Dr Mike Weir, formerly Materials Editor Assistant Editor, introduced the panel discussion with an interesting approach: his YouTube channel of science-oriented music under the pseudonym Mike Monomer.
Mike Monomer’s Polymer Song
Communicating the work of materials scientists accurately and efficiently across numerous audiences has been a struggle for many departments and laboratories. You can read more about the New Scientist discussion in the November issue of Materials World.