Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

Building Public Trust in Science

During our April Twitter chat, we discussed the topic of “Building Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide.”  We were joined by special guest, Mark Smith (@MS71541719), Honorable Mention Winner of our State Your Mission Challenge and former climate change skeptic turned environmental advocate.  To kick off our discussion, we briefly reviewed … Read moreCommunicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

Building Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

Building public trust across political divide

We received some awesome mission statement submissions during last month’s State Your Mission Challenge!  One of our favorite mission statements got us thinking about some intriguing questions… Science (and by default, scientists) has become quite politicized, particularly around certain issues that are often the focus of partisan debates, such as climate change.   How can … Read moreBuilding Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide

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

Building Capacity for Citizen Engagement in Science

March for Science sign

We discussed the paper entitled, “Experiments in Engagement: Designing Public Engagement with Science and Technology for Capacity Building” by Selin, et al. during our Twitter chat on October 3, 2017. A summary of the paper can be found here.  The paper was an attempt to address the broad question of how we can build capacity … Read moreBuilding Capacity for Citizen Engagement in 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