I have participated in science outreach activities with “I’m a scientist, get me out of here” and their Christmas edition “I’m a Mathematician, get me out of here“. Through these programs I tried to inspire school students towards a STEM career and gave them a simple overview of machine learning and the interpretable models my collaborators and I develop. I urge all scientists who love to talk about their research to give this a try.
And here you can find my profiles for the above two programs, along with the answers I wrote to the questions asked by the school students.
1.) I’m a Scientist profile
Here are some excerpts from that activity
Thanks @imascientist for giving me this opportunity. This student’s reply to my answer had made me smile and cry simultaneously. https://t.co/U00civYxCJ— Sreejita Ghosh (@GhostbusterSree) January 20, 2020
2) I’m a Mathematician profile
When this student expressed interest in becoming a hedge fund manager I asked the student to consider making programs to predict stock market rise and fall instead of doing management. Looks like one more mind inspired! Yaay! @imamathsuk @BernoulliInsti2 pic.twitter.com/xCi4k4cuo4— Sreejita Ghosh (@GhostbusterSree) January 21, 2020
3) That apart I also took part in another outreach program called ‘Skype a scientist‘.
https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/AcademicChatter?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>#AcademicChatter #AcademicTwitter— Sreejita Ghosh (@GhostbusterSree) April 10, 2020 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js
After the chat her mom emailed that the kid is super excited after I showed her this slide 😁& that computers can also make mistakes. Thank you @SkypeScientist for helping connect talkative scientists with enthusiastic students. [2/2] #scicomm #sciencetwitter #ScienceFromHome pic.twitter.com/A3gsxCGQBm— Sreejita Ghosh (@GhostbusterSree) April 10, 2020
4) I also enjoy science-writing. That’s why I submitted an article for a student magazine called Periodiek, run by the students of Mathematics and Physics (FMN )
Returned to office to find this on my table. Thanks to my supervisors for inspiring this aspect of ALVQ (@WiebkeArlt ) and for their amazing explanation (Peter Tino, @MichaelBiehl13 & Kerstin Bunte), of which this is the amount I can now explain to others jargon-free #scicomm pic.twitter.com/AVLsRho0x9— Sreejita Ghosh (@GhostbusterSree) March 2, 2020
And here is the link to some amazing lectures on machine learning by my supervisors and collaborators: ML from the experts
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