From Science Communication Theory to Practice: Introducing SciComm Scenarios

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

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 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

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 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 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