In the last century science has taken an enormous leap from an occupation
solely limited to the academic community to something that a large part
of the population is exposed to in all aspects of life, from school through
social media and TV to our supermarkets. This exposure, while highly beneficial
to the progress of scientific research, can also lead to high amounts of
misinformation and fear in the public due to unawareness. As researchers
we see the importance of education and an open dialog on the benefits of science as a
tool to combat these issues.
In our human practice project we focused on two parts. First we contacted a famous Israeli podcaster to discuss on synthetic biology on his show. Secondly, we took part in a variety of educational activities for different demographics: from kindergarten students to elderly citizens.