Scicommjc State Your Mission Challenge winner announced

State Your Mission Challenge Winners

Earlier this year we challenged the scientific community to enter our State Your Mission Challenge and create a mission statement for their science outreach efforts. To our delight, our challenge was accepted and we had 20 wonderful submissions via Twitter and Instagram. How we chose a winner We had a specific set of criteria for … Read moreScicommjc State Your Mission Challenge winner announced

Science comics: An effective tool for STEM education

Twitter chat: Exploring Science Communication and Teaching with Comics

Are science comics an effective tool for STEM education?  On November 7, Echo Rivera hosted our #scicommJC Twitter chat where she summarized a publication addressing the effectiveness of science comics.  There was also an activity as part of this Twitter chat. Participants were asked to draw a comic or cartoon to explain a topic they normally teach. … Read moreScience comics: An effective tool for STEM education

The negative side effects of simplifying science

Simplifying science

Our next twitter chat will be Tuesday, December 5th at 7pm PT/8pm MT/9pm CT/10pm ET. Make sure to follow our official account, @scicomm_JC, so you can join in on the fun. This month’s chat is hosted by Dr. Mariya Voytyuk @healthy_phd and the topic is about the potential side effects of science communication. Making science … Read moreThe negative side effects of simplifying science

Exploring Science Communication and Teaching with Comics

Twitter chat: Exploring Science Communication and Teaching with Comics

If you are open to exploring science communication and teaching with comics, this article is for you. Our next twitter chat will be Tuesday, November 7th at 6pm PT/7pm MT/8pm CT/9pm ET. Make sure to follow our official account, @scicomm_JC, so you can join in on the fun.  This month’s chat is hosted by Dr. Echo … Read moreExploring Science Communication and Teaching with Comics

Building civic capacity for engagement in science and technology

Science Communication Journal Club Twitter Chat

In a world where many citizens do not even vote, how can we encourage them to engage in policy making related to science and technology.  Below is a summary of the publication we will be summarizing this month at Science Communication Journal Club.  We will update this summary with highlights from the chat. Citation: Selin, … Read moreBuilding civic capacity for engagement in science and technology

Practices and Promises of Facebook for Science Communication

Poster- Practices and Promises of Facebook for Science Communication

We summarized and discussed a paper entitled Practices and promises of Facebook for science outreach by Dr. Craig McClain during a Twitter chat on August 29th.   Here is a summary of the publication, followed by selected discussions from our Twitter chat. State of science communication on social media In a 2016 survey by Pew … Read morePractices and Promises of Facebook for Science Communication

Science communication Journal Club to launch late August

Science Communication Journal Club Launch Date

After many months of organizing, deliberation and planning, Science Communication Journal Club (#scicommjc) is finally becoming a reality. What is Science Communication Journal Club As described in the explanatory video on the Scicommjc.org home page, Science Communication Journal Club (#scicommjc ) is a monthly Twitter chat striving to be a hub for keeping up with the … Read moreScience communication Journal Club to launch late August

The ultimate guide to participating in Twitter chats

Twitter Chats

If you are unsure how to participate in Twitter chats, this guide is for you. What’s a Twitter chat Let’s start by offering an analogy. Imagine Twitter as a huge conference where anyone can attend.  Normally, a conference includes breakout sessions, each of which covers a specific topic.  You can think of a Twitter chat … Read moreThe ultimate guide to participating in Twitter chats

science communication journal club

Why science communication journal club was established As a scientist you happily juggle multiple things, which include: running your lab or field experiments writing grant applications writing manuscripts for publication managing your staff, students and postdocs On top of all of this you feel obligated to engage in science communication to non-expert audiences, which may … Read morescience communication journal club