May 5, 2020

Public Outreach

2020

FIT Infotage 2020 – Frauen in die Technik – Information Workshop
Discussion partner of female high school students (ca. 15 years old). January 27th – 29th, 2020.

2019

Polgar Gymnasium 22 excursion to our laboratory facilities
High school students attended a lecture held by Miriam and were able to see our current work on high performance materials in our lab. October 7th, 2019.

FIT Infotage 2019 – Frauen in die Technik – Information Workshop
Discussion partner of female high school students (ca. 15 years old). January 29th, 2019.

2018

Podcast “Makro Mikro” (Podcast series of the Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Discussion with the archeologist Prof. Julia Budka (LMU Munich) on the topic “Fucked-up science”

Radio interview with radio NJOY in the show “Start me up”
A radio show about Austrian start-up companies, aired on November 5th, 2018.

Wiener Vorlesung (Social lecture series of the city of Vienna) on the topic “What is curiosity?” (“Was ist Neugierde”)
Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Helga Nowotny, Prof. Dr. Michael Eichmair, Dr. Elisabeth Oberzaucher and Dr. Martin Bernhofer. October 22nd, 2018.

Materials Innovation Day 2018
Public outreach event at TU Wien, where Miriam held a talk entitled “Polyimidherstellung und -Verarbeitung” (Polyimide synthesis and processing). September 19th, 2018.

BE OPEN – Science & Society Festival
Science festival on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the Austrian Science Fund, FWF. Participation in the panel discussion “Pioniergeist & Grenzg ̈ange: Dem Neuen auf der Spur”). September 8th, 2018.

BE OPEN – Science & Society Festival
Science festival on the occasion of the 50th birthday of the Austrian Science Fund, FWF. Participation in the Science Slam “Science- Slam & FuckUp Night: Fail, learn, retry!”, September 8th, 2018. [Winner (1st) place at the science slam based on public vote]

Wiener Forschungsfest 2018 (“Viennese Science Festival 2018”)
Booth on the topic “The wonderful world of colors” (“Wundervolle Welt der Farbe”) –  [Exhibition proposal was granted and our booth was fully funded by the Vienna Business Agency (Wirtschaftsagentur Wien)]. September 14th-16th, 2018.

Forschung bewegt 2018
Topic: Materials and Matter (annual public outreach event at TU Wien). We hosted several tours of our laboratories. June 4th, 2018.

TEDx talk at TEDxTUWien
“Plastics revolution: Under pressure – how to create materials inspired by nature”. May 5th, 2018.

Long night of research 2018 (Lange Nacht der Forschung 2018)
Booth on the topic “What is color?” (“Was ist Farbe?”). April 13th, 2018.

FIT Infotage 2018 – Frauen in die Technik – Information Workshop
Discussion partner of female high school students (ca. 15 years old). January 30th, 2018.

Ambassador of the Vienna Ball of Sciences 2018. January 27th, 2018.

2017

Suche nach der Wahrheit by Fabian Dembski
Light and sound installation on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the library of TU Wien. An SEM image taken by Miriam Unterlass and the text ”Kristallmorphologie – Sphärolith” were part of the installation. November 13th – December 12th, 2017

Alles ist (auch) Chemie” (“Everything is chemistry (too)”) at the 22nd TU Forum of TU Wien
Participant in the Panel discussion. May 4th, 2017.

FIT Infotage 2017 – Frauen in die Technik – Information Workshop
Discussion partner of female high school students (ca. 15 years old). January 31st, 2017.

2016

Radio Interview – NJOY Radio
Interview in the show Wissenschaftsradio. December 13th, 2016.

Was ist Wissenstransfer?” (“What is knowledge transfer?”)
Participation in the Video organized by the Wissens- und Technologietransferzentrum Ost (WTZ Ost). September 15th, 2016.

Long night of research 2016 (“Lange Nacht der Forschung 2016”)
Booth on the topic “Chemie unter extremen Bedingungen” (“Chemistry under extreme conditions”). April 22nd, 2016.

Participation in the YO!TECH Science and technology fair
A fair aiming at attracting high school students to a career in science and technology by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT). January 27th, 2016.

2015

Radio Interview – Ö1 Radio
Interview in the show “Salzburger Nachtstudio”. January 28th, 2015.