Meet Claire Lee: Particle Physicist and Non-Traditional Science Communicator

Purpose, Scope or Aim of the OER

Female scientists can be multilateral personalities.

Short Description of the methods or approaches used in this OER

Particle physicist Claire Lee is a non-traditional scientists. Lee’s performance background and comfort on stage are certainly advantages when it comes to communicating science in front of large audiences. She’s given astronomy lectures but she has also performed stand-up comedy routines with fellow researchers. Lee said she’s learned to use her acting, public speaking, and communication skills to convey her excitement for scientific research.

Step-by-step instructions for teachers to use OER

A motivational material which shows that scientists can be non-traditional people: “She is one of us” can be used for a public speaking competition”