iDiv Science Communication Award 2019
Rebekka Sontowski (Photo: Stefan Bernhardt / iDiv)
This year’s iDiv Science Communication Award (iSCA)
goes to Rebekka Sontowski (iDiv, FSU) for her outstanding engagement in diverse outreach activities of the Molecular Interaction Ecology group over the past three years. To name only a few successes, Rebekka contributed to the “Long Night of Sciences” in 2016 and 2018 with materials and direct exchange with the audience as well as every year to the “Museumsnacht” at the UL Zool. Museum. She designed the group’s outreach poster, supported pupil internships at iDiv and is featured in a current documentary on the botanical gardens in Leipzig that will be broadcast on 15 Oct. 2019 at 21:00 on MDR. The award is endowed with 1,000 Euros and aimed at yDiv doctoral researchers who show great willingness to acquire media expertise and to communicate with the public. It was handed over at this year's iDiv Annual Conference.