Physics Girl: science is fun!

Dianna Cowern, the 1 million subscribers YouTube star better known under the name of Physics Girl, will make you love science during the EPFL Open House.

Through two special events, Physics Girl will share some of her secrets to make science fun. She will use her experience as a scientist and YouTuber to explain how to present physics in video and give engaging live demonstrations.

Dianna Cowern’s speech will be driven by the following question: how to make science fun through videos and what makes viewers care? Some of the most effective learning comes from student-driven questions, curiosity and from when students can tie learning concepts to their daily lives. In this talk, Dianna Cowern will focus on demonstrations and videos as a unique and engaging way to share science. Through fun experiments on stage and by displaying her videos, she will talk about her work as a science communicator using YouTube as a medium to bring physics to the masses. She will also explain how sharing can enhance the learning experience.

Date: Saturday, September 14th at 14h

Venue: SwissTech Convention Center

Free event open to all. No prior registration required. In English.

Dianna Cowern, better known under the name of Physics Girl, has over 1 million subscribers to her YouTube channel. She explores the world of physics through experiments, demonstrations and new discoveries. In this workshop, she will share the recipe to make the best science video with effective physics demonstrations. She will use her own experience in science communication to provide the participants with good practices and tips. Fun will be on the menu of this unique session!

Date: Saturday, September 14th at 16h

Venue: to be confirmed

Free event by registration only, limited space. In English.

Register now ((title of the activity in French: Recette pour une vidéo scientifique réussie)!

Dianna Cowern is a science communicator and educator. She is the content creator for her YouTube channel, Physics Girl with PBS Digital Studios, which has over 1 million subscribers. Dianna received her BS in physics from MIT before researching low-metallicity stars at the Harvard CfA and designing an iPad app as a software engineer at GE. Her work on Physics Girl has been featured on the Huffington Post, Slate Magazine, Scientific American, and Popular Science and she was named to the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2019!