Module: "Pitch your Science" - Science Communication Project



Name: „Pitch your Science" – Science Communication Project
Credits: 5
Topic in SoSe 23: Our Universe (Science Year 2023)



In the practical project, students work in interdisciplinary groups to make science perceptible. Models or visualizations are developed that make current, socially relevant research tangible. This can be prototypes, mobile games, interactive simulations, VR applications as well as a podcast or a planetarium show. The aim of the practical project is to present these science communication projects outside the university, e.g., at the Bochum Planetarium. An overall theme connects all projects. In SoSe 23, this will be the topic "Our Universe", in line with the Science Year 2023.
The practical project will be carried out in cooperation with the Makerspace of RUB. There, the practical work on the projects will take place and workshops will be held.
Accompanying workshops on project management will also take place.
Students first develop project ideas, which they pitch in short presentations. After selecting the project, they write project plans outlining what skills they need to develop their project and what materials are required. Based on the project plan, workshops are arranged with the Makerspace and materials are purchased.
As they work on the projects, the progress is documented. Before the public exhibition, all students design the advertisement of the practical project together in a further workshop. All groups present their projects in a colloquium.

Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the project:

  • Students know project management concepts and can work according to them.
  • Students are able to communicate and work in an interdisciplinary group.
  • Students have acquired the technical knowledge for the implementation of their project (3D printing, programming, laser cutting, ...).
  • Students recognize what knowledge others bring with them and can present their research projects accordingly.


Format of Examination: Presentation

Semester: from 1. Master

Number of Participants: 20 Persons (max 10 Physicists in the Master Degree Program)

Registration Deadline: 31.03.2023

  • Registration as Physicist in the Master Degree Program: Substitute for “Projektleitung/Project Management” module (registration details will follow)
  • Registration in other Master Degree Programs: E-Mail to Sophie Aerdker

Utilisation of the Module:

  • As Physicist in the Master Degree Program: as Key Competences (Schlüsselkompetenzen) without a grade.
  • For other degree programs (only master): graded. For a trouble-free utilisation, get in touch with your examination office.


  • 12.04.2023 at 16:00 - Introductory Event - in the Makerspace
  • 18.04.2023 at 16:00 - Ideas Workshop - in the Makerspace
  • 19.04.2023 - 14.07.2023 - (t.b.a.) More workshops on project management, and free works on the projects - in the Makerspace
  • 15. & 16.07.2023 - Exhibition of the Projects - in the Planetarium Bochum


More Details will be given at the Introductory event.