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Flemish primary school children have quite a stereotypical view on scientists. When they are asked to draw ‘a scientist’, they primarily draw white men of middle age with a lab coat and glasses. This is evident from an analysis of 903 drawings of primary school children from all over Flanders.

Did you write a strong bachelors or masters thesis? Or do you know someone who's dissertation deserves more attention? The Flemish Thesis Price 2022 is again looking for strong dissertations!

BRUSSELS - Scriptie vzw, the organisation behind projects such as the Flemish Thesis Prize and the Flemish PhD Cup, will dissapear. The name, not the organisation nor its projects. 'We are spreading our wings under the new name SciMingo. With the ambition, more than ever, of coaching young researchers in strong and balanced science communication,' says coordinator Arnaud Zonderman.

Would you like to share your research with people outside your field, but don't know how to start? Or do you already have some experience in science communication, but would like to develop your skills further? Then you can join our science communication academy this fall.

Science communication is in our DNA. That's why we asked biologist Marwa Kavelaars (PhD Cup 2020 participant) to share with you some scientific fun facts about the flamingo, in response to our new name.

What did SciMingo - then still called Scriptie vzw - do in 2020? Well, we put the past year in an interactive infographic. Scroll through our facts & figures from 2020 here 👇

Our latest Science Figured Out-video starring skin biologist Esther Hoste (VIB - UGent) on the potential of liquorice for wound healing was picked up by Radio 1, Radio 2 and VRT NWS.