There are nearly endless ways in which scientists can engage in outreach. In a series of blog posts we will explore a handful of outreach outlets, and share stories from people who use these outreach tools. First up, COMICS!
Welcome to week 3 of the SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists! Last week we focused on crafting our message. This week we’ll develop skills to deliver that message through blogging. This week’s exercise has five parts: A) take a look at a few science blogs, B) write a blog post, C) comment on [...]
The message box isn’t typically something you’d share with the public, but in the interest of education I thought I’d share mine so everyone can see what the goal of the message box is. My message box revolves around open notebook science and here is the final form: But it didn’t start there. I’ve been [...]
Today’s PhD Comics covers how the SciQuester and general crumminess of the science funding climate is affecting young scientists. In particular, it has a brief discussion of crowdfunding, and a great video interview with our own Jai Ranganathan. I personally love Jorge Cham’s portrayl of Jai (shown above). Nice work! What are you waiting for? [...]
The first week of the first ever Scifund Outreach Course (Scifund Outreach 101) is now complete. Week 1 was mostly set up and getting familiar with the environment, as we requested students sign up for Twitter, Google+, Wikispaces (Scifund Wiki), and Google Groups, and then start playing around. We also asked students to sign up [...]
Welcome to Week One of the SciFund Challenge outreach training class! With this class, we have two goals. One: to build outreach skill levels. Two: to build a sense of community among class participants. So let’s get started with both! For this week, we’ll be diving into the opportunities and pitfalls that outreach presents for [...]
Note: this post is part of week 1 of the first SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists. What does doing outreach mean for scientists? Who better to ask than the researchers who regularly connect to the public with science. Below you’ll find a series of videos from scientist communicators talking about their outreach experiences. [...]
The first SciFund Challenge outreach training class starts next week and we are excited! For those of you following along at home, here’s our syllabus. SciFund Challenge Course One: Outreach 101 Course instructors: Jai Ranganathan (Co-founder, SciFund Challenge), Anthony Salvagno (University of New Mexico), Kelly Weinersmith (University of California, Davis), Siouxsie Wiles (University of Auckland) [...]
The first SciFund Challenge outreach training class for scientists launches in a week and we are very excited! Apparently, we aren’t the only ones. When we were planning this class, we were hoping that 50 scientists might be interested in participating. Well, were we wrong. When we opened registration for the class, 171 scientists signed [...]
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