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January 1, 2020
A New Year’s resolution: answer Dr. Lubchenco’s call for a renewed social contract
The new Contract should extend well beyond research and training activities. Some of the most pressing needs include communicating the certainties and uncertainties and seriousness of different environmental or social problems, providing alternatives to address them, and educating citizens about the issues. In parallel to initiating new research, strong efforts should be launched to better communicate scientific information already in hand. — Lubchenco (1998), Science
December 31, 2019
Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – The Future of Lunar and Mars Exploration
NASA Chief Scientist Dr. James Green spoke on the Inspire Stage in Centennial Central on The Future of Lunar and Mars Exploration. Sessions like this, where one doesn’t have to be a space scientist at an Earth and space conference to understand, are an excellent example of science communication at its best.
December 10, 2019
Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – Invisible Rules in the Classroom
Enter the idea of “invisible rules”. We all thought we knew the boundaries of the task at hand, of the assignment in front of us… yet we were mistaken. If this is what we as experienced instructors think, imagine what our students think.
December 9, 2019
Dr. G’s #AGU19 Spotlight – Scientist Spotlights and Profiles Online
As Scientist Spotlights require very little class time and complement existing curricula, they represent a promising tool for enhancing science identity, shifting stereotypes, and connecting content to issues of equity and diversity in a broad range of STEM classrooms.