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

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