Training Workshop 2: Scientific Outreach Through Wikimedia Projects

PlaMatSu Workshop 2


The second PlaMatSu Workshop was held at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg from 25-26 September 2018. All Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) met to discuss the PlaMatSu project, as well as to learn about scientific outreach with other ESRs external to the PlaMatSu project.

The focus of this workshop was scientific outreach. There were individual sessions related to scientific outreach through Wikimedia projects, including the popularisation of bio-inspired materials on Wikipedia. Sessions included:

  • Introduction to Wikipedia and Wikipedia Commons

  • Sessions on editing articles and scientific writing

  • Presentation of sample articles created by ESRs

A detailed agenda is presented below.




All ESR participants were expected to be present on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 09:15hrs until Wednesday 26 September 2018 at 17:00hrs.


All Supervisors, Associate Partners and External Experts were invited to be present on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 September 2018.


Detailed Agenda


Location: Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg

The second training workshop took place at the Adolphe Merkle Institute, University of Fribourg. Activities took place between the Auditorium and Rooms A320, B416, B425.



Tuesday 25 September 2018

09:15-12:30          Introduction to Wikipedia and Wikimedia Commons

12:30-13:30          Lunch (Vouchers available for PlaMatSu participants)

13:30-16:00          Editing with tutors

16:00-17:00          AMI Seminar: "3D Printing of Adaptive Structured Liquids", Prof. Tom Russell


Wednesday 26 September 2018

09:15-10:15          Technical Q&A

10:15-12:30          Editing with tutors

12:30-13:30          Lunch (Vouchers available for PlaMatSu participants)

13:30-16:00          Editing with tutors in groups

16:00-17:00          Groups present the articles they created


Working Groups:

Group A: Bioinspiration (definition, etc.) and editing of Biomimetics definition

Livia Bast, Ha-Neul Chae, Antonio Guenzler

Group B: Bioinspired Materials

Vankata A. Surapaneni, Benjamin Droguet, Konstantinos Roumpos

Group C: Bioinspired Sensors

Johannes Bergmann, Efrain Ochoa Martinez, Mirela Malekovic

Group D: Bioinspired Photonics

Jordan Ferria, Gea van de Kerkhof, Aristotelis Kamtsikakis





If you have any questions, please contact:

Claire Scott

Project Manager

PlaMatSu ITN Project, University of Strathclyde