Communication

  • Sep 26, 2018 - 8:50pm
    Greg Crowther

    This presentation starts with the premise that, outside of this particular conference, many STEM instructors and administrators think that using music in the classroom is silly, superficial, ineffective, etc. To combat this pervasive view, we music-using instructors should aim to be rigorous and clear regarding the specific purpose and usage of each song we incorporate into our curricula. The speaker's past blunders will be highlighted as cautionary counterexamples.

  • Sep 26, 2018 - 8:50pm
    Greg Crowther, Everett Community College

    This presentation starts with the premise that, outside of this particular conference, many STEM instructors and administrators think that using music in the classroom is silly, superficial, ineffective, etc. To combat this pervasive view, we music-using instructors should aim to be rigorous and clear regarding the specific purpose and usage of each song we incorporate into our curricula. The speaker's past blunders will be highlighted as cautionary counterexamples.

  • Sep 26, 2018 - 8:05pm
    Cristiano von Steinkirch de Oliveira, MSc Water Management and Governance UNESCO/IHE Delft, The Netherlands

    Understanding water problems as problems of justice, requires the process of politicization around the proposal for solutions. However, the water domain is often ruled by engineers and experts who claims that water problems are merely technical, and therefore politics should be kept aside. I have made a song to challenge this mainstream discourse. Reference: Zwarteveen, M. Z., & Boelens, R. (2014). Defining, researching and struggling for water justice: some conceptual building blocks for research and action. Water International, 39(2), 143-158. doi:10.1080/02508060.2014.891168

  • Sep 23, 2019 - 4:10pm
    Sara Niksic (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

    Sara Niksic a.k.a. Inner Child is a bioacoustician and musician. She is doing a PhD on humpback whale song ontogeny, evolution and vocal learning. Sara is also developing innovative approaches to science communication, with art as her main tool. Lately she has been focusing on music as a way of grabbing people’s attention and interest in her bioacoustics research. In collaboration with several electronic music producers, she released a compilation album that explains the basics of what we know about humpback whale song.