New international webzine MyScience introduces science and technology to a young audience

The main themes in 2010 will be climate change, renewable natural resources, renewable energy, water, information and communication technology, digitalisation and applied mathematics.

MyScience

The English-language webzine MyScience was launched in Helsinki, Finland, on Friday, 19 March. The frequently updated site is a forum that provides the latest information and encourages discussions.

The webzine will present natural sciences, mathematics and technology, and support the active learning of young people. MyScience is the only web publication of its kind in Finland and it is published by the LUMA Centre, which operates under the aegis of the University of Helsinki.

MyScience is targeted at all young people around the world who are interested in natural sciences, mathematics and technology. The network of editors comprises science and technology professionals from higher education institutions and business and industry. The topics are discussed from the perspective of young people.

-The idea is to create a webzine on the terms of young people. They contribute to its content both as readers and content providers. Comments and questions as well as blogs and videos of the readers are an important part of the publication, says editor-in-chief Veli-Matti Vesterinen.

The main themes in 2010 will be climate change, renewable natural resources, renewable energy, water, information and communication technology, digitalisation and applied mathematics.

The same themes will also be focused on at the first ever international Millennium Youth Camp (MyCamp) in 2010, which is a project also run by the LUMA Centre. The webzine will follow MyCamp in Helsinki and the activities of the 30 talented participants, from their preparations for the camp in their home countries to their arrival in Finland.

The new webzine is based on the same concept as the previous online science publications of the LUMA Centre. There is Luova, which is targeted at young Finnish people, and Jippo, which is targeted at younger Finnish school children. Kreativ is a webzine in Swedish.

These webzines received the State Award for Public Information in 2009 for their innovative, high-quality editorial work.

MyScience is published by the LUMA Centre, an umbrella organisation coordinated by the Faculty of Science of the University of Helsinki to bring schools, universities and industries together. The aim is to promote the learning, studying and teaching of natural science, mathematics, computer science and technology.

Further information:
www.myscience.fi » »
LUMA Centre » »

Text: Minna Meriläinen
Illustration: Ville Vesterinen

Translation: AAC Global
22.3.2010
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