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20 March 2017
By Shane M Hanlon There are so many venues for science communication, especially when it comes to social media. For example, AGU alone has four official Twitter accounts (Sharing Science, AGU, Eos, Science Policy), an Instagram account, and a half-dozen Facebook pages. Social media is a powerful venue for communicating tips on communication. Twitter is an especially great place to learn about #scicomm resources and opportunities through hashtags like #scicomm, …
6 March 2017
By Lauren Childs-Gleason Science is inherently exciting. Exploring new frontiers and discovering intricacies of dynamic systems that enhance our understanding of the planet, improves the quality of our lives. That is awesome and exciting. Yet sometimes scientific communication can be uninspiring – the stereotypical bespectacled professor wearing a lab coat and droning on about equations comes to mind. How do we not be boring? How do we communicate more effectively …
1 March 2017
A US scientist’s reflections on the women’s march, making sense of the current political landscape, and finding answers in local science communication activities – Part 2.
21 February 2017
We need scientists to meet with legislators, speak at public events, and foster relationships with journalists. Will that be you?
13 February 2017
By Shane M Hanlon “Science surrounds us.” “In order to be a good science communicator, you must first be a good science consumer.” “SciComm: you don’t have to like it but you need to be able to do it.” These are all things I’ve said in the age of Twitter where space is at a premium and effective messaging is critical. They pertain to the different hats that I wear – producer …
6 February 2017
By Evan B. Goldstein Many online platforms enable scientists to communicate with a broad audience about current research. But how much primary research from AGU appears beyond the published page? Amid recent calls for scientists to engage in social media, my hope is that by examining this question I will inspire you to use social media and other online platforms to broadcast and explain noteworthy science to the public. Here I look …
30 January 2017
By Hanna Goss Two years ago, a scientist told me he wasn’t interested in social media because he thought it was a fad. That myth was shattered after social media played such a huge role in the recent U.S. election. Social media is powerful. What may not be as obvious is it can be a meaningful tool for you to enhance your science. After almost 20 years of being a …
23 January 2017
Rather than complain about Wikipedia, scientists at AGU16 decided to do something about it.
16 January 2017
By Shane M Hanlon “What do you do?” This is a question that I’m asked almost daily as a DC resident where interest in one’s profession is only surpassed by interest in politics. But back in 2010, when I was a 2nd-year PhD student, I was not used to this question. I had successfully avoided (i.e. didn’t try) making friends outside of my program during my first year, so when I …
10 January 2017
For many, emojis have become a part of everyday life. They act as signatures – smiley faces, frowns, you name it. Personally, I never really strayed far from those two, but there are hundreds, if not thousands out there. And, even though there are so many and such diversity, the sciences are not well represented. We’re out to change that.
5 January 2017
Good popular science writing matters more than ever.
30 December 2016
In the Boulder, CO area? Stop by NCAR for their public lecture Explorer Series!
28 November 2016
How do you get middle school students excited about science? Show them through videos!
3 November 2016
Planning your AGU16 schedule? Be sure to check out the Sharing Science Room for all the science communication, policy, and outreach events!
28 October 2016
Ever wanted some quick tips and tools on sharing your research with the media. Start here!
17 October 2016
A hand list of science-y words, and ways to avoid them.
26 September 2016
Want to open a Twitter account but are hesitant about everyone seeing your every tweet? Here are some tips to shape your public profile.
19 September 2016
Sense About Science is helping journalists learn about statistics to better convey relevance and importance to the general public.
12 September 2016
Abstracts summarize your manuscript – wouldn’t it be nice if anyone could understand them?
31 August 2016
“Just one meeting with your mentee during Fall Meeting… can make a big difference for a graduate student who doesn’t see an opportunity to do research *and* outreach”