SEB News - Spring 2016
Here is the latest news from the SEB office!
By Esen Celepi
Over the past year the SEB has undergone a make-over leading to the quirky new SEB brand seen here today, and to keep up with the pace the website is being re-vamped, too!
The team are working in collaboration with Quba, a website development agency, to improve the design and functionality of the site. From user testing to wire frames, we have been working around the clock to ensure the SEB website lives up to our fun and exciting reputation.
Granting your wishes
After reviewing the communications survey which many of you took part in recently, we have been able to identify the improvements you would like to see on the website. You mentioned you wanted us to improve the grants pages and to provide more information on SEB Careers and Education. Plus, you said you would like a section on scientific news and discussions. Now we are working hard to meet your needs based on the results.
Without giving away too much before the big website unveiling, we will be adding a News Hub to help keep you in the loop with the latest goings-on in science around the world, not to mention all of the other chic, new features we will be adding.
The office is poised with anticipation for the official website re-launch!
Following its launch last year at the SEB meeting in Prague, SEB+ has now created four convenor groups, focussing on education, science communication, career development and equality & diversity. The group members are already busy planning exciting new initiatives for the coming year: Our main meeting in Brighton will provide the opportunity for delegates to learn how to write and broadcast their science to wider audiences, maximising the impact of their research. Meanwhile, our regular Women in Science dinner, reinvigorated as the ‘Diversity dinner', will host David Asai, an expert on diversity and inclusivity from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, who will also deliver a keynote lecture during our one-day education session. The work of SEB+ is not just confined to the main meeting, so look out for other activities during the year, such as career development workshops for PhD students and early career researchers and this year’s Education Symposium on creativity in science teaching.
Author: Esen Celepi
Category: SEB News