GP Santos


CDLS Science Communication Workshop Series: Science and Art

Workshop on turning your scientific content into something creative for science education with Cosplay for Science Gabriel-Philip Santos

As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering inclusive and impactful science communication, the Center for Diverse Leadership in Science (CDLS) at UCLA is thrilled to invite you to a series of workshops aimed to empower you with effective communication skills to convey your work to diverse audiences. Our next workshop of this series will take place on July 15, 2024 at 3pm-6pm PT and will focus on ‘Science and Art’ with guest speaker, Gabriel-Philip Santos from Cosplay for Science.

To confirm your attendance, please RSVP by July 13, 2024. This is an in-person workshop. However, we will provide a Zoom link for those who would like to listen in for the presentation portion of the workshop. The Zoom link will only be provided to those who RSVP. Space is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as possible. Light refreshments will be served. Masking is optional although strongly recommended indoors.

Workshop Highlights

  • Craft a story that weaves together pop culture and science education.
  • Use cosplay to connect with audiences.
  • Develop content that immerses audiences in non-traditional educational settings.

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More about our facilitator

Gabriel-Philip Santos is a paleontologist, educator, and storyteller. He is currently the Director of Visitor Engagement and Education at the Alf Museum of Paleontology. He received his B.Sc. in biology at University of California-Irvine, and his M.Sc. in geology at California State University-Fullerton. His previous research interests focused on the Eocene vertebrate fauna of Southern California and the paleobiology of marine mammals, particularly in the extinct hippo-like desmostylians. 

He now focuses his work on science education and engaging audiences through projects like the Cosplay for Science Initiative. He was named a 2021 Grosvenor Teacher Fellow with National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions for his work in science education and has recently joined as a host for the popular PBS Digital Series, Eons, where he gets to share stories about the ancient world.