11 January 2018

Science of Sharing Science – let’s talk

Posted by Shane Hanlon

By Shane M Hanlon

We in the Sharing Science program regularly read about new research concerning the science of scicomm. While we share these studies via Twitter and in our monthly newsletter, we thought that we might start a (almost) weekly series on our AGU Connect channel where we review a manuscript on the science behind science communication and encourage discussion and debate. We’ll throw out a few questions/prompts to get folks talking!

Our first paper is:

Gheorghiu, Ana I., Mitchell J. Callan, and William J. Skylark. 2017. “Facial Appearance Affects Science Communication.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (23):5970–75. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1620542114.

We’ll post our first thread tomorrow. These discussions will be hosted on our online platform. If you’d like to participate, please join the Sharing Science Network. In addition to access to this platform where like-minded scicomm, outreach, and policy enthusiasts share there experiences/ideas/advice, members also received our monthly newsletter, have opportunities to serve as experts for the media, and more! Sign up today.

Shane M Hanlon is a Senior Specialist in AGU’s Sharing Science program.