As scientists, we’re constantly seeing science communication advice and tips online on how best to talk about different science-related topics. In theory, we may know what we’d like to say, but how do these conversations actually play out in real life when you’re talking to your co-workers, friends, and family members ? Scholarly research on … Read more From Science Communication Theory to Practice: Introducing SciComm Scenarios
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 more Does Science Communication Promote Inclusivity?
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 more Announcing the winners of the State Your Mission science communication challenge
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 more Building Public Trust in Science: Communicating Science Across the Partisan Divide
Happy New Year! The New Year is here and you’re probably planning your science outreach efforts. We are curious to know how you are planning to share the important benefits of science through your outreach efforts, to whom you will be reaching out, and why you think your approach will make a difference. Here … Read more State Your Mission Challenge
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 more The negative side effects of simplifying science
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 more Practices and Promises of Facebook for Science Communication
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 more Science communication Journal Club to launch late August