I am one of the big fans of science and diplomacy and I am glad to know this science diplomacy forum at sciencediplomacy.org. My education background was pure as a physician, then I decided to become a science teacher for the Cambridge Assessment International Curriculum at Sophos School Indonesia, Bumi Serpong Damai, South Tangerang, Indonesia. Meanwhile, I have been strengthening my diplomacy skills when I was a undergraduate student, taking an active role as a leader for the Science Faculty Birthday, Vice President of Social Movements, Vice Ministry of Research Department at University of Gadjah Mada Social Movements, and General Coordinator for Education Volunteer Movements, Kelas Inspirasi Yogyakarta, Indonesia Mengajar. I believe those supporting activities will lighten my dream in the future, that is communicating science for Indonesians.
Before I had a vision like that, I always kept being active by joining Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) forums in the UK. I have learned so many things about science that contains science experiments, science theory, science education, teacher bonding with students and creating STEM clubs in our country. Based on my experiences there, the committee has conducted the forum well, because I am inspired how to become a teacher by using online seminars and workshops. They are also active on Twitter to provide more information about science.
In my opinion, STEM in the UK could become our role model to communicate and socialise science. That is the point for diplomacy. We can share our knowledge without borders and give much information that is accurate, capable and efficient. In Indonesia, the STEM movement has not begun yet. However, I am still wondering and working together with my team to create this project because it will impress the others about science. For instance, we could celebrate science fairs, online seminars and workshops, getting involved with school in rural areas and the government too. Many things that I could do with science but without diplomacy, it will be lack of curiousity.
Therefore, diplomacy has a strength sight for science in the future especially for developing countries which still creating and initiating the movements.