Does Science Communication Promote Inclusivity?

Poster announcing Twitter chat where inclusivity in science communication is discussed

Mirror, mirror on the wall.  Whom is science communication inclusive of, if not for all?   I was taught that science is all about objectivity and rigor, and that science doesn’t care who you are.  But science, like all other institutions, is susceptible to inequalities and biases.  As science communicators, we know how important it … Read moreDoes Science Communication Promote Inclusivity?

Announcing the winners of the State Your Mission science communication challenge

After much deliberation and debate, we are proud to announce the winners of the State Your Mission science communication challenge. We were blown away by the number and the outstanding quality of the submissions, they give us hope for the future of science advocacy. At the same time, we feel sad that we cannot place … Read moreAnnouncing the winners of the State Your Mission science communication challenge

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

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

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