Approximately 2 percent of the Dutch population are bothered by low-frequency sound, although a clear cause has never been found. Half of these people can be helped through the use of a CD with white noise, UG researchers say.
A PhD in Science Education (EN/NL)
During the master's in Science Education and Communication, Dagmar wrote three theses, for which she also did research. She enjoyed it so much that she went looking for a PhD position. Now she is doing research on the use of artificial intelligence in the classroom.
Quitting research to become a science communicator (EN/NL)
Vera Otten really enjoyed doing research, but during her second research project in the master's she found out that communicating about it is also fun and important. She heard that someone was doing a Master's degree in Science Education and Communication and decided to go to an information session about the master's programme.
Entering the world of communication after the education track (EN/NL)
Kees is now a communications officer at the University of Twente, but when he started the EC master's he did not expect to enter the field of communications. He started the education track of the master's in 2016. However, during his last internship, he found out that he was not interested in a career as a teacher after all. When he made his decision not to continue teaching, a burden was taken off his shoulders.
Opting for creativity (EN/NL)
In his own words, he "can't sit still for too long," and that is evident from everything Mark Hektor has been doing since he graduated from university, which he completed only eight months ago. Since graduating, Mark has been busy working as an illustrator and science communicator at the University Museum Groningen, while trying to find freelance work.
Freelancing, is it for me? (EN/NL)
After her master's, Michelle started working as a freelance science journalist. She is an editor at two magazines (EVMI and Voeding Nu) and writes weekly pieces for the websites and magazines, always with a technological or scientific angle. She also does other freelance jobs.
Catching starlight while the volcano erupts (EN/NL)
Lava streams slowly but surely destroy everything in their path at the island of La Palma, but UG astronomer Scott Trager keeps working on one of the most advanced astronomical survey facilities in the world that is built on the volcanic island. ‘I’m convinced in the end it’ll be worth it.’
Sleepy geese: light pollution keeps them awake (EN/NL)
Just like people, geese get less sleep when it’s light outside. But geese also sleep less during cloudy nights. Sjoerd van Hasselt wondered why. The answer? Light pollution.
Cracking the virus: zooming in to a nanometre (EN/NL)
While others are still battling the coronavirus, biophysicist Martijn Middelkamp is working on combating what’s also called a ‘silent pandemic’: Hepatitis B. He studies the way viruses grow, using one of the strongest microscopes in the world.
How to protect organs on transport? (EN/NL)
Transplant hearts, kidneys, or lungs from brain-dead donors often don’t work as well as organs from living donors. Tina Jager wants to find out why.