OUTREACH

We love communicating science to broad audiences and have had the opportunity to conduct it via multiple channels. We have interviewed for several popular-science podcasts, including Nature Podcast and Complexity Podcast (by the Santa Fe Institute). We have written several articles on The Conversation and Physics Today, a forum for lay audiences, and gave several public talks at MileHiveBeeClub, the Northern Colorado Beekeeper's Association, and Ignite-Boulder. Preparing for these lectures and carefully answering questions from non-scientific audiences is a special challenge, but also very gratifying. Finally, we engaged with K-12 students via programs like “Skype with a Scientist” (sessions with students in Costa Rica, Israel, and the USA), and mentoring activities, e.g. ATHENA By WiSTEM Summer Program and the ProjectCS Girls Competition.

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COMICS

​Science News for Students is an award-winning online publication dedicated to providing age-appropriate, topical science news to learners, parents and educators. Peleg was featured as a Comic Strip character at Science News for Students on “How bees play telephone to form a swarm”:

https://www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/bees-play-telephone-swarm-pheromones-comic

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PUBLIC TALKS

Peleg gave several public talks at MileHiveBeeClub, the Northern Colorado Beekeeper's Association, and Ignite-Boulder. The later is a night of presentations on a variety of topics – with a twist. Each presentation has 20 slides, that automatically advance after 15 seconds. It is a worldwide movement, and Boulder hosts the largest in the world every 2 or 3 months: 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY0CBmlTmZs&ab_channel=igniteboulder

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SKYPE A SCIENTIST

Skype a Scientist is a nonprofit educational organization based in Willimantic, Connecticut that enables scientists to video conference with students in classrooms. Peleg engaged with K-12 students via programs like “Skype with a Scientist” (sessions with students in Costa Rica, Israel, and the USA), and mentoring activities, e.g. ATHENA By WiSTEM Summer Program and the ProjectCS Girls Competition.

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POPULAR SCIENCE ARTICLES

Peleg has written several articles on The Conversation and Physics Today, a forum for lay audiences:

The Conversation, What a bundle of buzzing bees can teach engineers about robotic materials, 2020: https://theconversation.com/what-a-bundle-of-buzzing-bees-can-teach-engineers-about-robotic-materials-125194

Physics Today, Mechanical hive mind, 2019: 

https://physicstoday.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/PT.3.4191

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IT TAKES A HIVE: COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS IN HONEYBEE RESEARCH

Two local high school students, Charlotte Gorgemans and April Tong, have been volunteering regularly for over two years in the Peleg Lab. The students' work with the lab has led them to submit projects to several science fairs to great success, and has benefited the lab's research through their involvement and curiosity:

https://www.colorado.edu/cs/2021/07/08/it-takes-hive-community-volunteers-honeybee-research

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PODCASTS

Peleg was interviewed for several popular-science podcasts, including Nature Podcast on “Bee Swarms Under Strain” https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06768-5


and Complexity Podcast (by the Santa Fe Institute) on “Collective Behavior of Honeybees & Fireflies” https://complexity.simplecast.com/episodes/58