Barbara Streicher

Executive Manager of the association ScienceCenter-Netzwerk, Vienna (Austria)

Course: Facilitation

Barbara Streicher is a molecular biologist with long-term experience in science communication. Following her PhD at the University of Vienna, Austria, she built up the organisation “dialogue<>gene technology”, focusing on communication of bioscience issues to a broad public. Since 2005, she is co-founder and Executive Manager of the association ScienceCenter-Netzwerk. She is active in coordinating the network, providing support, training and impulses into the Austrian community of already more than 130 science center actors. Together with her team, she initiates events and projects like travelling exhibitions, school projects, discussion games and other interactive offers for diverse target groups, as well as research projects to determine the effects of these activities and the network. She is engaged in European projects and networks like the Thematic Human Interface and Explainers group of Ecsite, serves as a lecturer at the University of Vienna and teacher training institutions and is a current Noyce leadership fellow.