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

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 home page, Science Communication Journal Club (#scicommjc ) is a monthly Twitter chat striving to be a hub for keeping up with the … Read more

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 more

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 more