27 June 2016

Teen Science Cafés: A vehicle for connecting scientists with high school teenagers

Teen Science Cafés: A vehicle for connecting scientists with high school teenagers

By Michael Mayhew and Michele Hall Teen Science Café s are a free, informal, low-risk way for scientists to share their science with a receptive audience focused on future careers. They are an adaptation of the globally popular Science Cafe model for connecting the adult public with science and scientists. Adaptations of the model include teen leadership to ensure the programs are relevant to teens, discussions of career pathways related …

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20 June 2016

Challenges, strategies, and tools for research scientists in Africa

Challenges, strategies, and tools for research scientists in Africa

Ngozi Oguguah encountered three main challenges when she started her PhD: 1) funding, 2) access to laboratories, and 3) access to publications. After much work, she learned that she could overcome these challenges through building networks.

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14 June 2016

Communicating the importance of our oceans

Communicating the importance of our oceans

June is all about oceans. Learn about what’s going on in your area and how you can be an advocate for one of Earth’s greatest resources.

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6 June 2016

They got to “Ask-Me-Anything.” So, what did they want to know?

They got to "Ask-Me-Anything." So, what did they want to know?

What’s it like to participate in a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”? AGU member and journal editor Kris Karnauskas shares his experience.

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30 May 2016

Communication in Science: Lessons Learned From Improv Theatre

Communication in Science: Lessons Learned From Improv Theatre

What’s something you don’t see on every CV? “Extensive experience in improvisation theatre performance.”

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24 May 2016

When science and storytelling collide

When science and storytelling collide

Storytelling and science can go hand in hand, especially when talking about lava flows, Dana Scully, and the fire goddess Pele.

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18 May 2016

Drawn to Geoscience: Asteroid-like Comet Could Reveal Solar System’s Secrets

Drawn to Geoscience: Asteroid-like Comet Could Reveal Solar System's Secrets

How do you turn a news a story about an asteroid-like comet into a super-interesting comic? Our first Drawn to Science shows you how!

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17 May 2016

Triggers in science communication: getting the audience tuned in

Triggers in science communication: getting the audience tuned in

How do you get high school students interested in science? Teach them about the highest wave ever surfed!

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12 May 2016

Drawn to Geoscience

Drawn to Geoscience

Ever wondered what it takes to communicate science through drawing? Our own JoAnna Wendel can help guide the way.

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10 May 2016

Taking over Twitter for #SciComm

Taking over Twitter for #SciComm

By Shane M Hanlon A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to serve as a guest tweeter (or rotator as I’ll refer to it) for the Twitter account @iamscicomm. The account is a product of the SciComm Hub, “a community and collection of resources focused on science education, outreach, and communication.” Unlike other rotating accounts such as @realscientists & @biotweeps, @iascicomm is focused on science outreach and communication. Like those rotators, whomever …

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