For Effective Science Communication Start with a Solid Mission Statement

Poster for State Your Mission Challenge

Effective science communication, that’s the ultimate goal isn’t it? Being effective requires spending time to develop a sound strategy. But is it worth putting so much effort into creating content for science communication? Is anyone going to read what we write about science? The first peer reviewed science communication article I read this year brought … Read more

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 more

State Your Science Communication Mission, Win Prizes

State your Science communication challenge

We are excited to launch our second annual Science Communication Mission Statement Challenge today January 8th, 2019. It is an exciting time to be a science advocate as science communication is taking its much needed rightful place on social media, and is embedded in science training curricula. The number of science communication jobs and degrees … Read more

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 more

State Your Mission Challenge

Mission Statement Challenge

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

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 more