Inspiring Science Stories

At the UNESCO Girls Education in Science Conference, Pennie Stoyles met Fanuel Muindi from Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science. Fanuel has a think-tank called STEM Education Advocacy Group which conducts advocacy research that leads to the development of new ideas, tools, and insights to support trainees, organizations, and policy makers in science around the world. One of the group's projects is an on-line publication called Stories in Science, which encourages STEM professionals from all over the world to publish their own stories.

Fanuel says: "I think teachers are the key in truly unlocking the potential of these stories. We are calling it 'story-based instruction' where students are taught with stories in science. Stories of struggle. Stories of discovery. Stories of failure. Stories of success. Stories of the unknown.